The energetic shopping street
'Ameyoko' is a shopping street that spreads along the bridge between the JR Okachimachi Station and Ueno Station. Although it's proper name is "Ameyoko-Shotengai-Rengoukai"(Ameyoko shopping street), it is usually called Ameyoko Street, Ameyayokochou Street, Ueno-Ameyoko Street or the Ameyoko Shopping Street. This 400m long shopping street is said to provide anything one would need because there are a large variety of shops. They sell products like fish, crabs, clothes, shoes and many other common goods. This street was first started as a black market right after the war. Now, 'Tataki-Uri' (a discount sale) and people's voices attracting shoppers, make it a very vigorous street. Especially at the end of the year, the shopping street gets so full of people that you can barely move. At Ameyoko Street, 'Tannka-uri' can be seen a lot along the street. This is a way to sell things with brilliant communication skills whilst entertaining watchers. Not only do the vendor's communication skills entertain the watchers but their generosity and joy makes watchers end up buying from them. Also, discount negotiations are a part of enjoying Ameyoko Street too. If visitors are lucky, they may be able to buy things at half the normal price. Not only shopping but also watching people shop is fun. Each shop's opening hours and days are different, but they can be checked on the homepage.
Train: The nearest train station is Ueno Station or Okachimachi Station on the JR East Japan. The nearest subway station is Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or the Ginza Line, Naka-Okachimachi Station on the Hibiya Line, Ueno-Hirokouji Station on the Ginza Line or even the Ueno-Okachimati Station on the Metropolitan Subway Ooedo Line. Car: The nearest interchange is Ueno IC of the Metropolitan Expressway No.1 Ueno Line. Parking: Available. There are many paid parking areas.
Image Gallery: Ameyoko Street
Description: Ameyoko Street
|Sights||Ameyoko Street (アメ横)|
6-10-7, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 03-3832-5053 / Fax: 03-3837-3619|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|