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Ameyoko Shopping Street

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Address: Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Crazy little shopping street

The whole area is great for unique shops and we'll worth a visit. It's very busy so be ready for some pushing but some great shops. Watch out for the amazing crepe and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a couple of times and it is always crazy busy so be prepared for that - so many different things available but you will as with anywhere see lots of the same and not generally at the best price but the place is an experience. Some of the alleys are closed off for construction at the moment and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole area is great for unique shops and we'll worth a visit. It's very busy so be ready for some pushing but some great shops. Watch out for the amazing crepe and candyfloss shops, unique

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tax free purchase can be done, very convenient. Did some research before visiting the drug stores. Do compare the price of the items you wish to buy at different drug store.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique place to shop underneath a railway in Ueno. Be ready to have your wallet available as you will be buying clothes and souvenirs left right and centre. When people say they get 'lost in Tokyo', this is exactly the place they get lost in.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They sell all sorts of dried stuff and we managed to buy all the food stuff we need. The price is generally cheaper than outside stalls. I love the seasoned scallops which is very fresh and delicious

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the place you want to be if you are looking for food. There's various food establishment here from kebab to Japanese street food to sashimi to chinese to western cuisine. This area is filled with convenient-like stores as well as Pachinko shops, toy shops, pubs and more. Night time would be best but most shop close around 8pm,... More 

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This maze of street stalls feel like a sprawling flea market and it seems everything from trendy T shirts to casual yukata are available. Food choices are plentiful and good. It's a sure-bet destination if you are picking up gifts to take home, or just a fun place to spend an afternoon people watching. It is quiet in the mornings,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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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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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