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.