7 Days in Tokyo: Day 5 – Ueno Park

Ueno is home to  Tokyo’s cultural treasures. The Tokyo National Museum (pictured above), The National Museum of Nature and Science and Ueno Zoo are all located on the grounds of Ueno Park – a famous cherry blossom spot in the spring.

After four straight days of racing around the city, we decided to slow down the tempo in this massive and picturesque park, starting with a visit to the Tokyo National Museum. We admired the incredible collection of Samurai swords, Buddhist statues and Japanese antiquities. We’d heard that if there’s one museum you decide to visit in Tokyo, make it this one, and it did not disappoint.

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We spent the rest of the day meandering along the tree-line paths, stopping here and there to view the temples, people-watch on the benches, and take-in a random and rowdy baseball game at the sports fields.

Before heading home, we had to make a stop for eel in the business district just outside the park. Mandatory!

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