Ameyoko

If you’re sightseeing around Ueno definitely don’t miss Ameyoko. At one time, shops selling sweets (ame) lined these backstreets (yokocho), so it is believed that is where the area got its name, “Ame-yoko.” Nowadays, different kinds of shops can be found in Ameyoko like sweet shops, food markets, clothing stores, jewelry stores, and so on. Lots of people come to Ameyoko for shopping, but it is especially bustling during the end of the year when people come to buy special foods and goods related to Japanese New Years traditions. We recommend visiting the many reasonably priced gourmet restaurants and food stalls lining the street.

Address
4-6 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo
Access
Immediately from JR Ueno Station or Okachimachi Station On the Tokyo Metro Subway Ginza or Hibiya Lines, get off at Ueno Station and take the 5B Exit On the Toei Subway Oedo Line, get off at Ueno Okachimachi station and take the A7 Exit
Official Website
http://www.ameyoko.net/
Time Required
2.5 hours

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Place to Buy Bargain Priced Popular Fashion Goods

There are also many shops that deal with clothes and fashion accessories in Ameyoko. In fact, Ameyoko is famous for selling popular fashion items at bargain prices. There are a lot of great treasures to be found not only on the main street, but also down some of the narrow back alleys.

Source:KiKKO`S FASHION

Walking Food Tour

One of the great ways to enjoy Ameyoko is by a walking food tour. There are different kinds of foods to be found along the street like small sweets and kushiyaki (Japanese-style skewers). We also recommend the cut fruits! Cut fruits on sticks are the perfect treat for those looking to hydrate on their adventure.

Navel of Ameyoko: Satin Doll Official Store

The specialty watch store you see over and over again while strolling through Ameyoko is called "Satin Doll." The one with the bright yellow sign is the main store called, "the Navel of Ameyoko." Here, you can find all different kinds of new and used watches for bargain prices. You’ll be sure to find the perfect watch whether it’s a present for yourself or a friend.

Source:SATIN DOLL

Fresh Fish on the Spot: Uokusa

The fish market in Ameyoko that’s always crowded with customers is Uokusa. Here are lots of stalls where you can find all different kinds of fresh seafood to buy and even eat right on the spot. There are reasonable prices on seasonal delights like scallops, sea urchin, crab, etc. Alcoholic beverages are also sold here, so it’s a great recommendation for small parties.

Source:Dales Mivis

Tataki-uri: Get Your Bags Filled With Chocolate 

One of the famous features of Ameyoko is the tataki-uri chocolate store, Shimura. "Tataki-uri" is when the entertaining shop owner stands on a platform before the store and convinces you to buy loads of goods. Here, you can get your 1,000 yen bag jam-packed with different kinds of chocolate.

World Stalls

One can also enjoy stalls offering food from all over the world in Ameyoko. Steamed dumplings and spicy hot soup from China, sheesh kabobs from Turkey, stir-fried rice cakes from Korea, rotisserie chicken from France, one can enjoy many kinds of genuine food from all over the world here.

Source:HOLY-ONE

Ameyoko

If you’re sightseeing around Ueno definitely don’t miss Ameyoko. At one time, shops selling sweets (ame) lined these backstreets (yokocho), so it is believed that is where the area got its name, “Ame-yoko.” Nowadays, different kinds of shops can be found in Ameyoko like sweet shops, food markets, clothing stores, jewelry stores, and so on. Lots of people come to Ameyoko for shopping, but it is especially bustling during the end of the year when people come to buy special foods and goods related to Japanese New Years traditions. We recommend visiting the many reasonably priced gourmet restaurants and food stalls lining the street.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Place to Buy Bargain Priced Popular Fashion Goods

There are also many shops that deal with clothes and fashion accessories in Ameyoko. In fact, Ameyoko is famous for selling popular fashion items at bargain prices. There are a lot of great treasures to be found not only on the main street, but also down some of the narrow back alleys.

Source:KiKKO`S FASHION

Walking Food Tour

One of the great ways to enjoy Ameyoko is by a walking food tour. There are different kinds of foods to be found along the street like small sweets and kushiyaki (Japanese-style skewers). We also recommend the cut fruits! Cut fruits on sticks are the perfect treat for those looking to hydrate on their adventure.

Navel of Ameyoko: Satin Doll Official Store

The specialty watch store you see over and over again while strolling through Ameyoko is called "Satin Doll." The one with the bright yellow sign is the main store called, "the Navel of Ameyoko." Here, you can find all different kinds of new and used watches for bargain prices. You’ll be sure to find the perfect watch whether it’s a present for yourself or a friend.

Source:SATIN DOLL

Fresh Fish on the Spot: Uokusa

The fish market in Ameyoko that’s always crowded with customers is Uokusa. Here are lots of stalls where you can find all different kinds of fresh seafood to buy and even eat right on the spot. There are reasonable prices on seasonal delights like scallops, sea urchin, crab, etc. Alcoholic beverages are also sold here, so it’s a great recommendation for small parties.

Source:Dales Mivis

Tataki-uri: Get Your Bags Filled With Chocolate 

One of the famous features of Ameyoko is the tataki-uri chocolate store, Shimura. "Tataki-uri" is when the entertaining shop owner stands on a platform before the store and convinces you to buy loads of goods. Here, you can get your 1,000 yen bag jam-packed with different kinds of chocolate.

World Stalls

One can also enjoy stalls offering food from all over the world in Ameyoko. Steamed dumplings and spicy hot soup from China, sheesh kabobs from Turkey, stir-fried rice cakes from Korea, rotisserie chicken from France, one can enjoy many kinds of genuine food from all over the world here.

Source:HOLY-ONE

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