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Ameyoko Shopping Street

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Address: Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Quite a nice night street market. I bought wasabi seaweed snacks, it's quite delicious. Came at 8 pm and most shops are closed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite a nice night street market. I bought wasabi seaweed snacks, it's quite delicious. Came at 8 pm and most shops are closed.

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Dhaka, null, Bangladesh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A crowded market,so it's popular but to me it's not worthy shopping Chinese things when you visit Japan,particularly when you are in shortage of time. You have to get down at Ueno station to reach there.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can only stay on this long, narrow pedestrian shopping street for a short time because of the massive crowds in the area. The street attracts both locals and tourists with its huge selection of merchandise, such as T-shirts, spices, shoes, fresh fish, vegetables, candy, fruit, luggage and even golf clubs. I cannot vouch for the quality of non-food items... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This street was apparently named because it was originally an area where sweets were sold on the black market during the less prosperous post war years, and thus the name ame (candy) yokocho (district or 'alley'). But rather than candy, this area is more like an open market district selling various goods such as produce, meats, inexpensive souvenirs and clothing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an overwhelming experience. It begins near the exit from there jr ueno station and expand into multiple streets which go on seemingly forever. Spa are lined along these main and side streets and others hidden within buildings accessed through narrow passageways. Still others are on successive floors of high rises. Everything Is sold from raw fresh fish to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seems a bit touristy and very crowded on the Sunday we were there- worthwhile if you are in the area to see and browse-

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exciting market to visit if you are in the Ueno District. We saw dried goods store, lots of seafood shops, and more. Had some slices of watermelon as it was hot and humid. Don't know if this place is a tourist trap but we really liked the vibe there. Wished we had more time to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very close to Ueno metro station and about 5 minutes walk. A place to experience and see where locals shop for clothes, groceries, shoes and many more. There were a number of eateries patronized by locals so to get a different Tokyo experience, this is a place to stroll.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many shops, mostly repeats if each other. Managed to buy some Nike shoes for 60NZD which I was happy with. Could not get sizes larger than 39 for females.

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Charters Towers, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of shops and stalls to look at. We were expecting to find a lot more traditional japanese items here, but we're a little disappointed. Found that a lot of places "sucked you in" by cheap prices on items outside, but as soon as you went inside the prices were jacked way up.

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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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