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Ameyoko Shopping Street

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Address: Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Seafood paradise

Lots of small-medium booths with things to buy, mostly seafood. All kinds of crab, fish, shrimps and clams. A few video game arcades and traditional shops thrown in for a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of small-medium booths with things to buy, mostly seafood. All kinds of crab, fish, shrimps and clams. A few video game arcades and traditional shops thrown in for a good mix. Fairly cheap travelling equiptment as well, as we got a huge travel bag for less than 30$.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shopping arcade at the Ueno main station stole the limelight away from Ameyoko Shopping Street. The shops closed early in the winter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I accidentally walked into this place with seeing the sign, lots of shop and restaurants. On the street you need to be careful your belonging from lost or switch with other people.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My third time to this famous shopping strip in three years and I must admit it's getting more like a tourist trap. Had a couple of bad encounters including one where which left u completely flabbergasted at how flagrantly the shop assistant short changed us on our purchase by giving us much smaller packs of nuts from the one displayed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discovered it on the way to Ueno. For me it was just fun to see all the busy market stalls selling streetfood. Unfortunately I had brekfast just before I came there, but don't miss it on your way to Ueno!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit after the zoo. Lots of little eating shops. Interesting to walk around to pick a place for lunch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place after Ueno Park as the alley is just right opposite subway exit. We really experienced something local here on our self guided tour in Japan. There were so much to see including food, souvenir and etc. Although we didn't managed to go through the entire street due to crowd and also running short of time. I believed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walking street are full of many wonderful categories of stuff to purchase. You could easily walk for an hour or two without getting bore (unless its too crowded). There's many yakitori stands and also seafood grill. Most of the restaurant would have english menu or english speaking staff so you won't need to worry as much about speaking japanese... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Tokyo on business in September 2016. Ameyoko Shopping Street is near Ueno Park. It is very busy with many shops - food, restaurants, clothing, souvenirs and many other things. You can definitely spend at least an hour here just walking around. However, it does get very crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crowded but fun and exciting! A mandatory location if you get to Ueno. There are also restaurants that serve halal food for Muslims.

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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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