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Ueno

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Address: Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Excellent area in Tokyo

Ueno is a great part of Tokyo to visit. Easily accessed from two main airports and on the metro Ueno is a great place. Here you can find Ueno-park, great shopping for clothes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Natalie P
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Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ueno is a great part of Tokyo to visit. Easily accessed from two main airports and on the metro Ueno is a great place. Here you can find Ueno-park, great shopping for clothes books and anime and also a great market Street. Really worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is central of tokyo, from there you can visit ueno zoo, sky tree towner, yanaka cemetery and big ueno park, akihabara .. All places arr near and easy to travel for a short time!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I consider Ueno, a district northeast of city center, to be my favorite area of Tokyo. We have stayed in an apartment nearby myriad times during our visits to Japan's capital. I really appreciate the district's lack of towering skyscrapers. Instead, the buildings -- many traditional -- generally display low-rise architecture. Wonderful scents drift from cafes and restaurants, where we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of mid-range dining and shopping options, well connected for our flights arriving from Narita (Keisei-UENO Skyliner) and departing from Haneda (JR Yamamoto line). Convenient for central-East city sight seeing; this was our second trip to Tokyo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I am ever to move to the city of Tokyo, this is the neighborhood where I wanna settle down. Many traditional family hotels available

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Thank Ma W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local neighborhood where you can find many cheaper options from souvenirs to snack shopping. Check out the market and different stalls on yr street. The Ueno park has an amazing pond full of lotus. Nice area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The district of Ueno is known by many museums, park, zoo and Ameyoko shopping street. As it’s not far from Ikebukuro where I usually stay, I can enjoy visiting museums and park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful sights smells and shops. Wander around and get lost don't be afraid to go down the side streets to the smaller shops. The area like most of Tokyo is extremely safe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ueno - 6 stops from Tokyo on JR line - 5 hours worth of market trawling and stores - you can find electronics stores such as Yodobashi Camera and pick up bargain. Want toys? Yamashiroya is 7 level toy store opposite Ueno Station, mostly Japanese toys and icons ( think studio Gibli) including brands like Lego In the market stop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to Ueno Park, great spot to grab something to eat. Plenty of choices, lots of market shops as well as large department stores. Something for everyone here.

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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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