is an important railway junction. Shinkansen services
stop here, and it is the nearest stop to connect with the Ginza subway line.
Just outside the station, you will find Ueno Park
, which is one of the largest parks in Tokyo and very popular with families. The park is especially popular in the cherry blossom season, when Tokyoites come to sit, contemplate the cherry blossoms, and drink beer and saké.
The park is home to: the Tokyo National Museum
, the oldest and largest museum in Japan (Tues-Sun, 9:30 am - 5 pm, Apr.-Dec. Friday to 8 pm for special exhibitions, ¥600); Ueno Zoo
, founded in 1882, it is the oldest zoo in Japan. It is host to Li-li and Shin-Shin, two pandas on loan from China (Tues - Sun, 9:30 am - 5 pm, ¥420); the Shitamachi Museum
, featuring recreated homes and stores from the Edo and Taisho periods (Tues-Sun, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, ¥300).
Change here for the Ginza Line and alight at the last stop to visit the Asakusa district, which is rich in history and tradition and is the sight of the famous Sensoji Temple.