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Where to Go in Ueno

Ueno is an interesting mix between new and old. Within a short walk from one another you will find the busy shopping area around the station, the lush oasis of Ueno Park as well as the traditional shopping street Yanaka Ginza where many local artisans has set up shop.

Where to Go in Ueno

CONTENTS

  • Ueno Park

  • Yanaka Ginza

  • Ueno Sakuragi Atari

  • Scai the Bathhouse

  • Ameyoko

  • Ueno Park

    Once upon a time the land that makes up present day Ueno Park was the spot where a major battle during the Boshin War took place. Since then, the location has turned into a big oasis and one of the most popular city parks in Japan with more than ten million annual visitors. Has several impressive shrines and temples, the remnants of a giant Buddha statue, a popular zoo as well as a cute pond where you can rent a boat and go on a romantic date.

    Ueno Park

    Ueno Park

  • Yanaka Ginza

    This popular shopping street is located near Nippori Station, but can also be reached by a 20 minute walk from Ueno Park. The area is famous for it’s many shops selling street food and drinks, but also has plenty of stores run by local artisans specializing in traditional Japanese traditional crafts.At the end of the street you will find the “sunset stairs”, a popular place to catch the last rays of sunlight before heading to one of the many restaurants in the area.

    Yanaka Ginza

    Yanaka Ginza

  • Ueno Sakuragi Atari

    A few traditional houses from the 1930’s that have been turned into a craft-beer bar, a bakery, a select shop and event space offering classes in different traditional Japanese crafts. A perfect place to rest your legs after walking around Yanaka.

    Ueno Sakuragi Atari

    Ueno Sakuragi Atari

  • Scai the Bathhouse

    Old bathhouse turned art gallery that specializes in art made by contemporary Japanese artists. Worth a visit not just because of the art, but also because of the tastefully reformed interior, striking a good balance between retaining some of the original details from the 200 year old building, yet making it feel modern, sleek and minimal.

    Scai the Bathhouse

    Scai the Bathhouse

  • Ameyoko

    One of the biggest outdoor markets in Japan where you can find everything from fresh fish and seafood to fashion and handbags. Hundreds of vendors are located along the street that stretches between JR Ueno and JR Okachimachi stations. Can get unpleasantly crowded during the weekends, but worth a visit for the bustling and somewhat “un-Japanese” atmosphere alone.

    Ameyoko

    Ameyoko

    Ueno-onshi-koen Park
    Address
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen - Ikenohata 3
    Phone
    0338285644
    Ueno-Sakuragi Atari
    Address
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenosakuragi 2-15-6
    Phone
    SCAI THE BATHHOUSE
    Address
    東京都台東区谷中6丁目1-23
    Phone
    0338211144
    Ameyoko
    Address
    Tokyo Taito Ueno 4 ‧ 6
    Phone
    0338325053
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