Hi, I’m Fumi.
Have you ever seen a Giant Panda?
You can see it at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo.
How to get there?
It takes 7 minutes by JR train from Tokyo Station, or 30 minutes by JR train or subway from Shinjyuku which many tourists visit.
Ticket to meet Xiang Xiang always sold out soon.
Surprisingly, you have to get the ticket in advance if you want to see it.
Especially, you have to be selected by lottery to see Xiang Xiang for Golden Week.
Golden Week is a national holiday in Japan.
It starts from April 29 to March 5.
Xiang Xiang is very famous animal in Japan now!
Giant Panda products at Ueno Station
When you visit Ueno in Tokyo, you can see many Panda’s products everywhere especially at Ueno Station. I introduce of some parts of them.
First, Panda is printed on sweets, for example, cookies, cakes and oobanyaki that red bean paste was filled in. Second, stuffed toy panda.
Then, panda is printed on handkerchief, bags and otefuki that means wipe a table or your hands. Finally, panda is printed on bib, socks and rattle toys for baby.
Giant Panda welcomes you at Ueno Station, Tokyo
When you get to the entrance at Ueno Station, lovely various kinds of stuffed toy’s animal welcome you. This is the spot to take pictures with it.
Many tourist took pictures or videos and kids stood near it and parents took pictures.
I think that this display expresses to have a cherry blossom viewing.
Animals who are in Japanese Garden have traditional Japanese things with them.
For example, Giant Panda have dumplings and shoucyu that is Japanese sake.
They are sitting under a beautiful red Japanese umbrella that is made of oil paper.
An elephant carries onigiri (rice ball) on it’s back.
You enjoy looking at the animal’s ohanami.
I recommend that you visit Tokyo at ohanami season, the early spring.
Many beautiful flowers bloom everywhere and you can experience to have cherry blossom viewing with local people in Tokyo.
Information about ecute Ueno at Ueno Station in Tokyo
I tell you how to get to ecute Ueno.
|Adress||Tokyoto taitouku ueno 7-1-1|
|Business Time||[goods stores]8:00 am – 22:00 pm, 8:00 am – 21:30 pm (Sunday, holiday)
[sweets shops]8:00 am – 22:00 pm, 8:00 am – 22:30(Friday) 8:00 am – 21:00 pm (Sunday, holiday),
|Access||Ueno Station 3rd floor|
|Nearest Station||In Ueno Station|
|Ecute Ueno,Web site||https://www.ecute.jp/ueno|
If you want to know more about ecute Ueno, you can check the official site.
【The official site, ecute Ueno 】