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Ueno

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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best area to stay in tokyo

This is our 3rd trip to Tokyo and we thoroughly enjoyed using Ueno as our base to travel around. Easy access to Shinkansen and all the metros/ trains needed to get around. Tons of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our 3rd trip to Tokyo and we thoroughly enjoyed using Ueno as our base to travel around. Easy access to Shinkansen and all the metros/ trains needed to get around. Tons of food and shopping options. A different experience in Tokyo and we loved it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lot of stuff to do here. Museums, shopping. There is a Hard Rock Cafe here too. Good area outside Tokyo

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ueno offers a lot of things to do. I highly recommend a good pair of walking shoes for your excursion! Although we wanted to check out the art and science museums we decided to go to the Ueno Zoo, because we wanted to visit Panda❣️(Plus the museum admission was about US$14/person/exhibit while the zoo entry fee was only about US$5/person.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Ueno on my first trip to Tokyo. For my most recent trip, I spent more time in the Shibuya/Shinjuku areas. Ueno is definitely more relaxed and offers more beauty. It's slower and quieter, but still is close to the rest of Tokyo. Next time, I'll be returning to Ueno/Asakusa.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like a market this is perfect. Massive. All sorts of stuff on sale. Places to eat. Pick wisely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice market for buy any things and goos shopping, every things cheap and too many food and restaurants here

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though this place is close to a big park, it is still very local. The shopping areas are streets full of little shops. There is also a secret little shrine in the middle of it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped off here on the way to Asakusa and loved it! Just a short walk out of the Ueno train station. There is a big market street built under the overhead train lines. It has souvenirs and things but this wasn't its focus. It was more like a local food market and was fascinating to see people grabbing fruit,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ueno is on the Yamaonte Line and is a major link to many places north by train.It is a typical place and one you can find in many parts of Tokyo.It has some interesting shopping streets and the ueno Park which is one of the biggest in Tokyo and houses a number of important museums as well as the Ueno... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ueno became quite a central place for me when I was in Tokyo as I was staying in Nishi-Arai. It's a great place to shop, eat, sightsee and if you're on your way to visit practically anything worth seeing you'll most likely head through Ueno if you're based more to the North.

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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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