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World's Most Beautiful City Parks

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The great outdoors and big-city culture come together seamlessly at these beautiful parks.

Ueno Park, Tokyo

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More than a thousand cherry trees line the main pathway of Ueno Park, blossoming into a sensational pink-and-white canopy each spring. Giant pandas reside at the zoo here (Japan’s first), and you can also see remnants of the park’s former life as a temple site in the pagodas and shrines. Set aside a few hours for a visit to the Tokyo National Museum, with collections ranging from textiles and ceramics to armor, painting, sculpture, and calligraphy.

World's Most Beautiful City Parks

Ueno Park, Tokyo

More than a thousand cherry trees line the main pathway of Ueno Park, blossoming into a sensational pink-and-white canopy each spring. Giant pandas reside at the zoo here (Japan’s first), and you can also see remnants of the park’s former life as a temple site in the pagodas and shrines. Set aside a few hours for a visit to the Tokyo National Museum, with collections ranging from textiles and ceramics to armor, painting, sculpture, and calligraphy.

Koichi Kamoshida / ZUMA Press / Corbis
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