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Ameyoko Shopping Street

Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #15 of 65 attractions in Taito
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Orlando, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate to stay at the Nonsmokers Hotel a block away from the area! It was fun to shop, listen to the hawkers, do some negotiations with the sellers. We enjoyed trying izakaya sticks of dubious proteins and enjoyed every bite of it with sochu! My son bought some Nike shoes that we were unable to tell if they... More

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is off the tourist trail and worth a visit if you like street markets. It's local fruit and fish stalls, clothes, some tea shops, and delicious food stalls. The Japanese speaking Turkish kebab shop owners were very friendly.

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Genève
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

First of all, it s called Ameyayokocho, and not Ameyoko. It s fun To walk on it, typical street market that you find in all big cities of Asia with clothes, food and all kinds of crap.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A busy market street with lots of sellers shouting and eager to market their products. Could see many Chinese faces. The place reminded me of markets in other parts of Asia, much unlike the usual Japan markets. Wide slection of restaurants and cafes under the JR track.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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108 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is definitely a fun street especially if you want to do some discount shopping. The best part of the street was having lunch at this seafood place, where I had a form of sashimi. There are lots of restaurants and shops with something for everybody.

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Davao City, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is an interesting place to walk around. Lots of shopping and dining options, but we didn't really eat or shop inside. The vendors are loud, and can get intimidating. There was a particular alley that we keep on ending at, with really brash vendors (not Japanese). They really come up to you, look you in the eye and talk... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Big market in Ueno area, there are so many shops selling shoes, souvenir, food, fresh food and fruits etc. Here is crowded, they are mix people from local and foriengers come to shop and walk. We spent time more than 6 hours there!!! It's very interested for us and lots of things to see. I would recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We didnt really buy anything here, but just wondering around is quite fun. It does get busy at certain times though.

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I think that this is as far away as you can get from the civil, whispering Japanese society as you can get in Tokyo. The vendors are loud and brash, laughing and talking loudly. The crowds are an exotic mix of peoples from everywhere. The shopping is wonderful, the food is amazing. I had a very good experience. This is... More

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

When in Tokyo never miss this place. Its in Ueno very near main station. Good place to shop and eat. Tokyo is expensive enough to tour around. No need to shop at Ginza, Shibuya, or Roppongi. Ameyoko is just under the track of train from Ueno station. Its endless shops and stalls. Short walk from our hotel, Mitsui Garden Hotel.

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