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Ueno

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Address: Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Great Area

This is another area that is like Manhattan filled with many activities and things to do such as restaurants, places to drink, museums and parks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is another area that is like Manhattan filled with many activities and things to do such as restaurants, places to drink, museums and parks.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ueno is a really convenient district to stay in as it is close to a large railway which can take you all of Tokyo with your JR pass. The area is close by to Ueno park to give you a breather from the sites and sounds of Ueno.

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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived by metro, we had a tour of the little streets around but we didn't find anything really special or particular.. Just a series of average shops

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great contrast with the "other" Tokyo. This is a park with a large pond surrounded with old budish temples, there is also a great little restaurant where to eat the best traditional Japanese food

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garylad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been a frequent visitor of Ueno bars and restaurants 17 years ago it was great to return and see not much has changed and it has retained its unique charm and character. (I'm still convinced Blade Runner's sets came straight out of Ueno).

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here during my Tokyo trip. The area is nice and clean and access to all parts of Tokyo as well Japan is pretty easy and convenient, thanks to Ueno Railway Station. You can also take the train to Narita from here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Tokyo. Ueno is an interesting location to stay as it is the centre of budget travelers to do shopping. Train transport is excellent to go anywhere within Tokyo from Ueno

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wondered around the alley ways for hurs and really enjoyed all the shops and food venders. There were so many choices that we have to go back for more. We found the shops to be a bit expensive as the seem to be looking to just make a quick buck of a sucker. Other than that it was a... More 

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

I like Ueno for shopping. However this area is famous for being one of the most cultural neighbourhoods in Tokyo. If you get the opportunity I would stay here when you visit Tokyo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of people on Sunday morning. Local Japanese drinks wine since early noon. Lots of restaurants, great place with local time

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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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