Ueno is in Taito, with Ueno Station sitting in the center. Ueno is the starting point of railway networks linking Tokyo and northeast Japan, hence the nickname “the North Gate”. As the hub of over 6 railway lines including JR Shinkansen, Ueno is known for the convenience factor.
In Ueno, you will find the oldest park in Japan – Onshi Park. On the weekends, there are always street performers. It is also the most popular place to visit and appreciate the sakura in the Spring. In the summer, Shinobazu Pond offers a pleasant view of blossoming lotus.
Inside the park is Tokyo Onshi Ueno Zoo, the oldest zoo in Japan. You will also find Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, the National Museum of Western Art, the National Museum of Nature and Science and the Tokyo National Museum. Exhibitions change throughout the year, offering new delights for art and culture lovers.
Another highlight is the great number of shopping streets, the most popular of which is AME Yoko. Stores and boutiques fill both sides of the street, offering a diverse and satisfying shopping experience. From daily items to imported luxury goods, you will find anything your heart desires, all at reasonable prices. No wonder the streets are always filled with excited shoppers and happy noises!
A 20-minute walk from Ueno Park will get you to the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo, the No.1 university in Japan. From Yasuda Auditorium and the Red Gate (Todai Akamon), attendance is a dream that burns in the hearts of many Japanese students. The time-honored buildings encapsulate the charm of the university.
Cha no Kiminoen
Cha no Kiminoen is a Japanese tea shop located in Ueno. They also sell matcha flavored ice cream, matcha cookies and other treats and souvenirs.
Hinoya (Main branch)
Located in Ueno's market district, famous for its clothing stores and cheap food, this retailer of American casual or "Amekaji" fashion sells Hawaiian shirts, denim jeans and bomber jackets among other items. Known as "the" denim store in Ueno, Hinoya stocks r
Ameyoko Plaza is the mall next to Ameyoko. It is under the railway with lots small stores selling all sorts of souvenirs, clothes or collectibles.
Hama-chan is a Japanese restaurant located in Ueno that specialises in local fish dishes.
The sister store and brand of Ueno's Hinoya, Sun-house is an "Amekaji" or American casual retailer selling vintage and contemporary workwear. Brands include Frank Leder, Junya Watanabe MAN and visvim among others.
A leading department store chain in Japan, Marui describes itself as "a general store with a fashion and healing concept." This particular branch is located near Ueno Park. Within the shopping mall are several floors of shops for men, women and children. Forei
Marishiten Tokudai-ji Temple
Tokudai-ji Temple is located in the shopping street of Ame-yoko in Ueno.
Located in Ueno Park, Shitamachi Museum displays objects related to Tokyo's Shitamachi (literally Low City), where lower classes lived and worked. Shitamachi was a popular entertainment and shopping district which was very lively and crowded during the Edo per
Yamashiroya is located close to the south exit of JR Ueno train station. It's one of the largest toy stores in the city that stocks a wide range of toys, figurines, collectibles, gadgets, games and many other Japanese branded toys.
Italian & Bar Aqua (Ueno)
Aqua is an Italian restaurant and bar located on the first floor of the Ueno Pasela building right by the Keisei Ueno station.
Sashisuseso is an izakaya-style restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine, especially in fresh seafood delivered directly to the shop. The five syllables of the restaurant's name represent the six seasonings typically used in Japanese cooking: Sa - sake & sa
Karinto Yushima Kagetsu
Kagetsu is a Japanese sweets shop that specialises in a deep-fried sweet called "karintou", which is primarily made from flour, yeast, and brown sugar.
Mitsubashi is most famous for its adzuki or sweet red bean paste ice cream. For those unable to get seating at the cafe, there is a street-front counter for takeout.
Capsule and Sauna Oriental
Featuring free property-wide Wi-Fi and hot tubs, Capsule and Sauna Oriental is male-only accommodation just a 5-minute walk from JR Ueno Station and a 3-minute walk from JR Okachimachi Station.
Capsule and Sauna New Century
Conveniently situated a 5-minute walk from JR Ueno Station, Capsule and Sauna New Century offers unique capsule rooms for male guests. The on-site hot tubs and saunas provide a perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring the
Capsule Net Omotenashi no Oyado
Located just a 3-minute walk away from JR Ueno Station, Capsule Net Omotenashi no Oyado features a large public bath and a sauna. There is a 24-hour front desk and free luggage storage is available. WiFi is free throughout the pro
Capsule and Sauna Century
Located in the lively Ameyoko shopping area, Capsule and Sauna Century provides male-only capsule accommodation with hot tubs and saunas. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and coin launderette can be used on site.
APA Hotel Okachimachi Eki-Kita S
APA Hotel Okachimachi Eki-Kita S is located a 4-minute walk from JR Okachimachi and Ueno stations, and offers free WiFi throughout the entire property. Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Okachimachi Station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
Right next to Ueno Park and the Ikenohata Exit of Keisei Ueno Train Station, Hotel Kangetsuso offers air-conditioned rooms with a private bath, an LCD TV and free wired internet. Massages are available.
Dormy Inn Ueno Okachimachi
Located in Tokyo, 2 km from Sensoji Temple, Dormy Inn Ueno Okachimachi features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms include a flat-screen TV with satell