The Izumis arrived at Ueno Station at 9:00am in order to spend a full summer day in Ueno. They go straight to the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan to get the “Ueno One-day Pass.” You can see the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan right in front of you when you go out from the Park Exit of JR Ueno Station.
Summer Children’s Concert 2015 at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
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The Summer Children’s Concert (Ueno Forest Cultural Exploration) is an annual event held at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan to teach children the attraction of classical music. The ticket for the concert also includes an “Ueno One-day Pass,” which permits free entrance to neighboring museums, the Ueno Zoo and other facilities. The report on the concert day (July 26, 2015) is with Kei Izumi (7), who had lots of fun at Ueno Forest.
9:00 Arrive at Ueno Station
9:15 Receive “Ueno One-day Pass” at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
You need the “Ueno One-day Pass” for the “Exploration of Ueno Forest.” If you have the pass, you can get a variety of discounts and free services at the neighboring facilities and restaurants. On the day of the concert, you can get the “Ueno One-day Pass” if you go to the reception desk of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and show your ticket for the concert. There is plenty of time before the concert begins at 13:00. Kei and his parents go into Ueno Park with the pass.
9:30 Feature exhibition: “Kubbe Makes an Art Museum－by seeing, gathering, studying and exhibiting,” held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
They went to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum to see “Kubbe Makes an Art Museum－by seeing, gathering, studying and exhibiting” (open until October 4, 2015). Free entrance for high school students and younger. Adults can receive a discount by showing the “Ueno One-day Pass.” Kei and his parents went to the exhibit room. There they saw a huge storage shelf made of cypress. On the floor in front of it were more than 1,000 kinds of objects, scattered at random. Kei, Dad and Mom each created their own collection by arranging those objects. They seemed to be having fun.
11:00 Ueno Zoo
After having fun at “Kubbe Makes an Art Museum” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Kei and his parents go to the Ueno Zoo, which is right next door. The “Ueno One-day Pass” gives them free entrance. They can’t wait to see the pandas.
It’s 12:00, after having fun at the museum and the zoo. The Izumis have lunch and get to the concert at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. The next installment will be on how they spend the rest of the day.
* Opening hours and entrance fees to facilities mentioned in this report are as of July 26th, 2015.
Text, editing: TAN Editorial Section
Summer Children’s Concert 2015 (Ueno Forest Cultural Exploration)
|July 26, 2015
|Primary and Junior High students – 1,000 yen (all seats),
Adult S-seat － 3,000 yen (for members of Club Wa-Wa－2,500 yen),
Adult A-seat － 2,000 yen, Adult B-seat － 1,000 yen
|Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Group)
District of Ueno Tourism Promotion Council
|In Cooperation with
|Ueno Shop Curtain Meeting
|Tokyo Bunka Kaikan partner of the year
|Agency for Cultural Affairs, 2015 Theaters and Music Halls revitalization project
|Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Planning Division