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Address: Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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.Ueno number one with me.

Plenty of life, well situated for Skyliner from Narita and Yamanoto line. Stayed there twice itsb a good base.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Plenty of life, well situated for Skyliner from Narita and Yamanoto line. Stayed there twice itsb a good base.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Visited here on a Thursday night and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening consisting of cheap happy hours, even cheaper high quality sushi and banter in bars with salary men vomiting in glasses after one too many alcoholic beverages. Very fun!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Ueno offers a park, zoo, museum, railway station and shopping malls. Ueno station is busy with shoppers and commuters hurrying with their activities. With its information counter in the centre you fear not when you are faced with a problem or question. The infamous Hard Rock Cafe and Shop is housed in Ueno Mall and you will be delighted to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

fantastic shopping to be had take the zoo exit from Ueno station (signs everwhere) and head straight across the street you cant miss it we picked up 2nd hand Obis for $20 in perfect condition heaps of food, bags, leather goods, HUGE suit shops for men we then went across to zoo (good bakery right outside exit also)

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Glenelg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was a great area to stay while in Tokyo for a week. I was at a hotel that was just a few minutes walk from Ueno station and right in the thick of the shopping streets, tiny little restaurants that will seat just 6-8 people, huge Ueno park, national museum etc. The area felt very safe, was well lit,... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Whether it's for shopping, food or just a stroll in the park, the Ueno area is a great place to hang out in - both day and night. The Ueno station is a major hub and surrounding it are numerous shops and restaurants. The Ameyoko market is a couple of minutes away, as is the beautiful Ueno park, which offers... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you like night shopping, that's the place for you. A lot of little stores, a lot of goods, good prices for clothes, cosmetics and so on. Also a lot of little noodles and sushi restaurants. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The open market on Ameyoko Street, you can find just about anything being sold from cheep tee shirts to high quality watches this is a fascinating area to walk round shopping and just people watching,apart from and being part of the crowd all at the same time. Don't miss Ueno Park but also don't miss the market.. A tip make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a nice place to walk around. There are plenty of good restaurants and many shops selling Japanese snacks. You can also do the Ueno Park just opposite of this place. Do this place on the same day as the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. Just be aware of what you are buying, esp for the sports shoes and apparels.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This area is intriguing, there is a mixture of stores ranging from seafood to apparels. Some Japanese store owner can speak Mandarin and English. And are receptive to bargaining, we got a Dexter haversack there quite cheaply. Look out for a pushcart store selling chocolate coated bananas, worth trying. Do check out the fruit stores there, they have tomatoes the... More 

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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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