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Ameyoko(Shopping Street)

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Ameyoko is a shopping street full of life now and in the old days and also a well-known spot for visitors to feel and experience the local atmosphere. In addition to fresh food and candy, it also has shops offering clothes, shoes, bags, and even cosmetics. The good-humored vendors of each shop are firm supporters of face-to-face interaction. “Ameya Yokocho” is the official name for Ameyoko and it became a famous marketspot after World War II.

Ameyoko is a shopping street full of life now and in the old days and also a well-known spot that visitors can feel and experience the local atmosphere.

Things to Do in Ameyoko

Ameyoko is always lively with vendors calling out to potential customers. While it is famous for fish and crabs, apart from grocers, there are countless shops that carry shoes, clothing, and even international knick-knacks. Visitors can find various items depending on what they’re looking for such as souvenirs, memorial gifts for yourself etc...Ameyoko is also one of the cultural spots if visitors want to see and experience the local’s atmosphere by walking around the area, visiting shops and just experiencing the environment there as it's filled with locals that have been working there for a very long time.

Ameyoko is always lively with vendors calling out to potential customers.

How to Get to Ameyoko

There are some options to get to Ameyoko”. One of the recommended routes is by taking the JR Yamanote line and getting off at Ueno station from the Central exit or visitors can also choose getting off at Okachimachi station from thr North exit whichever is closer to the departure point. The other option is to take the Tokyo Metro line and get off at Ueno station from exit 5B or Naka-okachimachi station / Ueno-hirokoji station with exit A2, A5, A7. From there, there is a short walk to get to the Ameyoko area.

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More Information about Ameyoko

Street address

6-10-7 Ueno
Taito-ku, Tokyo

Access

Route1

  • Short walk from JR Ueno Station Central Exit or JR Okachimachi Station North Exit

Route2

  • Short walk from Tokyo Metro Ueno Station Exit 5B, Naka-okachimachi Station / Ueno-hirokoji Station Exit A2/A5/A7

Opening Hours

Varies depending on the establishment

Closed

Varies depending on the establishment

Website

https://www.gotokyo.org/en/spot/71/index.html

Best season

All year

Point

The liveliest time of the year is late December, when the alley attracts such a large crowd of New Year’s shoppers that it’s virtually impossible to move.

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