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Updated: October 11, 2019
Stay dry on a rainy day in and around central Tokyo. Whether at a foodie paradise in Tokyo Station, or world-class art museums in Ueno, you don't need to brave the elements to have a good time.
This massive station is divided into the Marunouchi and Yaesu sides: follow the signage to the Yaesu exit where you can take in the station's historic architecture. The station is enormous, so pay close attention as not to get lost.
Exit through the Yaesu gate and walk through Tokyo Station to get to First Avenue, where you'll find a Character Store filled with lovably familiar characters. Sate your appetite with a street filled to the brim with delectable ramen, and if you still have room, get some dessert from Okashi Land.
Head back to Tokyo Station and take the Yamanote Line to Ueno Station
Head towards the Koenguchi exit for the park. If the weather isn't too bad, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the grounds, or if it's particularly rainy head straight to one of the nearby museums for shelter and edification.
Start by checking out The National Museum of Western Art, just a minute's walk from the station. You can see Western art from the medieval period through to the 20th century. Afterward, head to the Ueno Royal Museum, which offers contemporary and historical exhibitions, and regularly scheduled special exhibitions from invited artists. If you have time, and weather permits a longer stroll, visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Filled with beautiful sculptures and traditional works from Japanese artists, you can spend hours enjoying this world-class museum.