Tokyo - Ueno & Yanesen (PDF Chapter)
This is the Ueno & Yanesen chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tokyo guidebook.
Ueno is the cultural heart of Tokyo, with the highest concentration of museums – you could easily spend a whole day just exploring the sights in and around Ueno-koen. Yanesen is a charming part of Tokyo that feels like time stopped several decades ago.
- get schooled in Japanese art history at the Tokyo National Museum, the finest collection of Japanese art and cultural artefacts in the world
- admire the poetically inspired views across one of Tokyo’s most beautiful formal gardens, Rikugi-en, with its central pond, teahouses, stone bridges and manicured foliage
- stroll through expansive park Ueno-koen, chock-a-block with museums, temples and even a zoo
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