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Ameyoko Shopping Street

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Address: Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Vintage Post-War Shopping District in Tokyo Near Ueno Station

This area, just west of Ueno Station, started up after World War II when Japan was in dire straits and even sugar was in short supply. In this area, close to the train station... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area, just west of Ueno Station, started up after World War II when Japan was in dire straits and even sugar was in short supply. In this area, close to the train station agricultural goods could be easily imported into the city and sold in makeshift stalls underneath the arches of the train tracks. Those same arches are still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good area to walk around on the streets and not in buildings. Good mix - food, japanese goodies, clothes etc. Street food's good and tons of eating options

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard that the Ameyoko market street could be hard to understand for a western tourist, however, I had a really enjoyable half day wandering up and down the various stalls. Watching the hawkers ply their trade. In general was a real good place to go for all sorts of bargains. There was a lot of food for sale.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of alley ways of interesting shops, restaurants and small stalls selling all sorts of things, from snacks, to clothes, socks, bags, shoes, etc. Its an interesting environment, and quite large (stretches over a couple of streets and side alleys). Plenty to see and taste. Recommended if you want an alternative to department store shopping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 2 big tidbits shops in the middle of the street. We bought all the Japanese snacks here. Pistachio nuts/ cheesecake kit kit/ jelly drink/ pocky can all be bought here. Highly recommended to walk these streets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For chocolates, ameyoko is the place to purchase them. You can find different types of chocolates in the store near a certain temple area. I'd say it's one of the bargain places in Tokyo.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This street that runs from Euno Station alongside the Yamanote Line is interesting and a little different. It is noisy and a little tacky in places and provides just about anything from Pachinko parlours to small side walk food stalls to vendors of fish, meat and vegetables and of course all the junk designed for tourists.It can get crowded but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk along this Ameyoko market, you will be tempted to shop and eat. I came across a shop selling cheap sports attire. And good quality too. And along the way, there is a good kebab shop. Do give it a try. Right at the end of this market, drop by Uniqlo. 5 storey worth of good shopping.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many weird things you can buy as souvenir. Walk around and check the stalls! Mix of various stuff can be found here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why is this even an attraction again? Only if you like market shopping e.g. Chatuchak with hordes of people crushing around. It's exactly like a pasar malam or night market - nothing new for Asians. Halal food is limited to kebab and karaage. I'm not in Japan to eat Turkish food, thanks.

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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