Ueno‘s main attraction is Ueno Park, which is packed full of attractions including major museums, a zoo, temples and shrines and a large pond with swan boats. It’s a top spot for cherry blossom viewing and great for some downtime if you need a break.
Shopping in Ueno
Great toy store near Ueno station that’s packed full of character goods (both big names and the less popular), weird gadgets and souvenirs. Don’t miss all the gashapon machines outside. See my full post »
Always recommended for electronics but they also sell character and hobby goods. The Ueno branch has rows and rows of gashapon outside! Website »
This market covers a large area and is full of stalls selling food, clothing and more. Somewhere in the middle is a store with huge range of snacks including Giant Pocky. Website »
A street full of restaurant supply stores between Ueno and Asakusa where you can buy kitchenware, cookware and those incredibly lifelike plastic food replicas. Website »
Art, Culture & More
Head here for the Zoo (with giant pandas), boating pond and lots of museums including Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum for Western Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the National Science Museum. Website »
Ueno is on the JR Yamanote Line and subway lines. Take the Main Exit for shopping and the Park Exit for Ueno Park.
Last updated: 15 May 2017
Useful Links & Guides
- My Tokyo Shopping Guide (craft & kawaii shopping in Tokyo and beyond)
- My Japan Trips (more links and guides)
- Planning For Japan (my Japan guide with 200+ shops, cafes and places of interest plus tips and resources to help you plan the perfect trip!