Ueno tourist information | 4 spots to visit in Ueno
3-minute train ride from “Guest house Wasabi”, you will be in “Ueno”.
There are culture facilities such as museums, art museum and art-based schools, it is an area of scent of culture.
We will introduce the attractions of the captivating downtown area this time.
Ameya Yokocho (Ameya alley)
“Ameya Yokocho”the mall area that extends between the JR Ueno Station and the Okachimachi station. It will be known by the name called “Ameyoko”.
Several hundred retail stores cluster along street along the viaduct, and everyday has a great bustle of shoppers. Also goods to be handled, are food, clothing, miscellaneous goods, jewelry and so on. Almost just anything, and is to be also very reasonable feature price.
Especially in the end of the year, shows a large crowded with people buying food for the New Year. This scene has become known as Tokyo’s tradition of year-end.
“Ueno Park”is a park with a vast site that spreads on the west side of Ueno Station.
In the park, in addition there are a large number of cultural facilities such as museum, there is also “Ueno Zoo” which has a record about the number of coming in Japan.
Also is famous for attractions of cherry, there is a large number of flower viewing visitors in cherry flowering time.
Further lotus flowers completely cover the pond in the summer, and it is also a excellent sight to see numbers of waterfowl flying to the pond in winter.
Yushima Tenmangu (Yushima shrine)
“Yushima Tenmangu” is known as a typical Shrine in Edo Tokyo since ancient times.
The Shrine worships Michizane Sugawara which is known as the god of learning. When it becomes exam season, a number of students will visit here for pass prayer.
Located on the corner of the calm area of the Bunkyo-ward, the surrounding is perfect for mid afternoon walk.
Also known as attractions of plum, “plum festival” will be held through early February to early March every year.
Access to Yushimatenjin, please refer to the official web site of the following.
Art Gallery and Museum
In the Ueno Park, it has gathered a number of museums and art galleries representing Tokyo.
Typical ones, Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, the National Science Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, such as.
Since each of them has an official web site, please take a look and visit if there are any exhibitions or events you are interested in.
■Ueno Museum of Art
Access to Ueno
Access from “Guest house Wasabi” nearest Nippori Station and the Tokyo metropolitan area of the main station to Ueno are as follows.
From Nippori station: 3 minutes by JR Yamanote Line
From Tokyo Station: 8 minutes by the JR Yamanote Line
From Shinjuku Station: 26 minutes by JR Yamanote Line
Please enjoy the Ueno tourism.
Enjoy your trip ♪