Ueno park map
Map of ueno park. Ueno park map (Kantō - Japan) to print. Ueno park map (Kantō - Japan) to download. Ueno Park (上野公園 Ueno Kōen?) is a spacious public park in the Ueno district of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan as its shown in Ueno park map. The Ueno park was established in 1873 on lands formerly belonging to the temple of Kan'ei-ji. Amongst the country first public parks, Ueno park was founded following the western example as part of the borrowing and assimilation of international practices that characterizes the early Meiji period. The home of a number of major museums, Ueno Park is also celebrated in spring for its cherry blossoms and hanami. In recent times Ueno park and its attractions have drawn over ten million visitors a year, making it Japan most popular city park.
Ueno park has some 8,800 trees, including Ginkgo biloba, Cinnamomum camphora, Zelkova serrata, Formosan cherry, Somei-Yoshino cherry, and Japanese cherry as its mentioned in Ueno park map. There is a further 24,800 m2 of shrubs. Shinobazu Pond is a small lake with an area of 16 ha, extensive lotus beds, and marshland. Ueno park provides an important wintering ground for birds. Species commonly found include the Tufted Duck, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Common Pochard, Little Grebe, Great Egret, and Great Cormorant. The Baer Pochard, Ring-necked Duck, and American Wigeon have also been recorded.
Ueno Park is home to a number of museums as you can see in Ueno park map. The very words in Japanese for museum as well as for art were coined in the Meiji period (from 1868) to capture Western concepts after the Iwakura Mission and other early visits to North America and Europe. The Tokyo National Museum was founded in 1872 after the first exhibition by the Museum Department of the new Ministry of Education. In the same year the Ministry of Education Museum opened, now the National Museum of Nature and Science.