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Ameyoko Shopping Street

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Address: Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Old-style Tokyo Shopping Street

Ameyoko is a long narrow pedestrian shopping alley near Ueno station that is lined along both sides with little shops selling almost everything - super-fresh seafood, fruit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Darien, Connecticut

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Ameyoko is a long narrow pedestrian shopping alley near Ueno station that is lined along both sides with little shops selling almost everything - super-fresh seafood, fruit, clothes, electronics, watches, plus there are tiny food stalls serving a variety of tasty food. We were there on a Sunday and it was packed, which sort of added to the carnival atmosphere,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I visit Ameyoko-cho every time I come back to japan. I find that there is great value and range to be had in the items on sale within the shops, as long as you know what you want. My reccomendation for food is 'Daitou-ryou'. It's a classic Japanese izakaya. Smokey and loud, but decent value and quality. Some of the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Third time back here, it keeps on blowing my mind with all the different things they got for sale here... its also just a nice place to walk around and browse.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Being asian, this is the kind of market that we really love to go and shop. Lots of food items, clothes, shoes, foodstall etc which offer fresh and legit produce at lower price. We didnt stay long but manage to buy cheap kitkats and aasics tops there. Not too big too walk. The environment was so homely and lively. It... More 

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Wailea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great place to visit. Bought some dried fruits and some fresh fruits on a stick. Good places to eat. Just fun to walk around to see all the shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a 2-streets shopping area that runs parallel to the over-head train tracks. Packed on weekends. Nice mix of stalls: pet shop, discount clothing, food, etc. Very nice place to take a walk even if you're not intending to buy things.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Personally, this shopping experience was not my cup of tea. When I am shopping for souvenirs and other items I usually enjoy browsing leisurely and without the persistent haggling of business store owners while doing so. Every store I went into I felt like I had someone attached to me trying to convince me to buy something and when exiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

While clearly tourist oriented, Ameyoko is a must do for street photographers that will take there some of their best shots. It's an incredibly lively street, with more shops and restaurants you can visit in a life, super noisy pachinko parlours, etc. I liked the passion of the vendors trying to attract the people in their shops and restaurants, standing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Bustling activities especially mornings and early evenings. The Zyuen shops that specialises sporting goods are often filled to the brim. Flea markets are every corner. Sushi stalls are aplenty. A not to-be-missed place by tourist visiting this part of the city particularly Ueno.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A good place to get bargains. Loads of sale when I was there in June 2015. So many things to shop so better be prepared with your list. I found it interesting to see fruits sold on sticks, like watermelon. It is walking distance from subway station and just opposite UENO park. Go for it!

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Address: Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa

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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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