Tokyo Japan (Day 11 Part 3) - Ueno (上野)!

March 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Ueno is such an interesting area of Tokyo to explore. Since my zoo visit did no work out I decided to walk around and see what the area had to offer. I headed to Ameyokocho which is a busy market street near Ueno park and Ueno station.

Ameyokocho had a really lively feel. It was full of tourists and locals alike all mingling together searching out good deals on food, clothes and other items. I noticed a lot of foreigners both selling food and trying to get people to go into shops. Some of them were a bit aggressive for Japan I thought but people mostly ignored them.

Ueno, shopping and bargainsUeno, shopping and bargains

There was a large mix of fresh a prepared food around and it seemed a great destination for a cheap and delicious meal. Judging by the looks on peoples faces thy were enjoying the food a lot. I was not really hungry so I mostly jus explored an took photos.

There were several adult shops in the area. They seemed to be located in the alley ways and seemed pretty busy even early in the morning. It really added to the lively gritty feel to the area. 

After I had explored all the streets and alleys near the station I decided to pick up a couple of souvenirs and head over to Ginza by foot. I bought a small stuffed Panda and a shoulder bag which was a perfect size for a small camera and my glass cases.


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