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Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #8 of 66 Attractions in Taito
Type: Neighborhoods
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Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Ueno is a bustling place in the north side of central Tokyo. JR trains and several subways stop here. Ameyayokocho (Ameya Shopping Streets) is a gem of bargain shopping items from clothes, bags, leather jackets, electronics, food and every day items as well as souvenirs. Visit several museums and temples and shrines within walking distance. Ueno park is a large... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed in Shinjuku at first, which was a nice enough place and relatively close to areas such as Harajuku and Shibuya etc. Then we went to Kyoto and a few days later back to Tokyo. That time we stayed on the other side of the city, in Ueno. It was a great area to look around in. Many small... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is like a microcosm of Tokyo with the numerous shops and travel attractions like the zoo, the galleries m the museum, the vast park (best day is Sunday where there are street performers galore!) and a really dizzying market area that sells both produce and dry goods. Great for bargain shopping and fashion items. Nice little eateries too.

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Queens, NY
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took the Metro to the Ueno station and must have exited the wrong exit. The station is HUGE so this was a bad mistake. We jumped in a cab and driver had no idea the area of Ueno that we wanted to go. Eventually he dropped us off at Yamake Cemetry. Fortunately we found other tourists who directed us... More

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Elwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great place to stay. The area across from the station has plenty of entertainment, shopping, restaurants and bars, but away from this area it seems like a quite little neighbourhood, with small streets and alleys to explore. The Ueno park is on one side of the station and on the other its only a few blocks to Asakusa and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is much more interesting for grown ups. Had a great afternoon here, although I could do without the complaining and clearly unhappy teenager. Best explored by couples, friends or even alone. Finally an area with places that had open restaurants. A must see. When exiting the station from the Metro, just continue straight on across the street and there... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was so charmed by this place. Ueno was truly beautiful. Housing most of the museums including the Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of the Western Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, attractions such as the Ueno Park, Ueno Zoo and surprising and interesting finds such as the flame of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - which has been burning since it's discovery... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stayed in Ueno - trains and subway easy - just look at the station you want to go to work out the price (circle on the map) through all your change in - the machine sorts it spits out the ticket A trick is to note all stations have the next station on the wall Ueno - go to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A great place with lots of different attractions suitable for all. Just across from the station is Ueno park which has large grounds and is perfect to view the cheery blossoms at the right time of the year. It also has a few nice shrines to visit and a lake where you can hire a pedalo if the weather is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The park is quite large, and there are many attractions in it, blossoming trees, museums, lake, shrine, etc. It is a great sightseeing opportunity at the Sakura season. But it becomes very crowded.

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