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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.
Ueno is a very large public park with the National Tokyo Museum which has several buildings. We saw 2 special Exhibitions that were ending the weekend we were there which were very interesting. The museum itself it quite large even without special exhibits.
There was a public market area outside the gates to the museum which was mostly tourists stuff...
I really this museum, it had a lot of exhibitions about japanese history, of buddhism, and some of about Asia, I would recommend getting the special ticket when available, at the time I went it was about the To-Ji temple,although not a buddhist myself, I found the paintings and sculptures beautiful. I spend all day here(9:30am-5pm) and still I did...
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
"Experience it up close!"
reviewed 1 week ago by iluv2eatntravel
Its one thing to see this amazing gate with its huge beautiful lanterns in photos but it’s really another to actually admire it from up close. Depending on what time of the day, you might need to brave the crowd along the Nakamise Shopping Street to get there but its worth the effort a selfie or two with this iconic...
I had a delicious kaiseki dinner at Kikko. The restaurant is located in an old-style wooden building and the meal and setting are very traditional. The proprietor and all of the front of house staff also participate in an entertaining musical performance - voice and shimasen. Most of the customers were Japanese businessmen entertaining clients, so there was a lot...
"Second ramen house of my trip, and it was great! "
reviewed 1 week ago by carlsX191QQ
If you’ve read my Ichirin Shibuya review, then you understand I adore ramen. Well, this did not let us down. Slightly different of an experience, but the flavors were just as incredible. I advise you to order the chicken potstickers along with your meal for an extra flavor and texture profile.
We stayed here for 4 nights after arriving in Tokyo and after a week in Fuji/Kyoto/Hiroshima, we can back to stay another 3 nights. We were so comfortable here!
the room: more like a small apartment was plenty for our family of 4 (kids 16,14) Small kitchen allowed us to prep/microwave food from nearby stores. Room was clean and it...
Very nice and calm Ryokan in middle of Taito. The rooms are a little bit small when you travel with big luggage but like this you make the experience to live in a small tiny space. The host is supper nice and friendly and very helpful overall.
If we come back to Tokyo we would go back again, we just...
a very nice stay in this residential hotel. It is perfect for the area, and to avoid the cahotic central areas. Our apartment had a kitchinette, so we were able to have dinner; the rooms were spacious enough. Bed was comfortable, bathroom clean. We also had a precious laundry/drying machine. Staff was welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended. price was worth...
The hotel staff helped us to book the taxi when we go back to Taiwan, unfortunately we lost our bag on taxi but they helped us to find it.
Good location and friendly staff.
I’ll strongly recommend my friends who are coming visit Ueno.
Spent four nights here in a return visit to Tokyo. Area is quiet with some good restaurants and very well connected by metro, approximately 5mins walk to Iriya station. Stayed in a Japanese style room, first time on a Futon, which for me was a little hard but I got used to it. Paid for breakfast by the day and...