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Updated: October 11, 2019

Spacious parks and a shopping labyrinth

Ueno is unusual; on the one hand, there's the spacious, historic park, boasting world-class museums, a zoo, a tree-lined pond and some major shrines. Then there's the narrow maze of cheap eats and stalls selling everything from fresh fish to vintage watches, and a booming mini-Koreatown. Every turn promises a new adventure.

General Tips

  • Ueno is known for bargains; apart from the famous Ameyoko shopping street, try Takeya, a purple department store that claims to be the world's oldest discount store
  • From cakes and candy to socks and toys, you'll find panda goods everywhere, celebrating Ueno Zoo's new baby Xiang Xiang
  • Grab a drink and some yakitori chicken skewers with the locals at one of the izakaya under the Yamanote Line tracks

Map Legend

  • Walking
  • Taxi
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Water Bus

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