This museum re-creates life in the plebeian quarters of Tokyo during the Meiji and Taishō periods (1868-1926) through an exhibition of...
Saigō Takamori Statue
Near the southern entrance to the park is this unconventional statue of a samurai walking his dog. Saigō Takamori started out supporting...
This red temple, up the path from the Takamori Saigō statue, was modelled after Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. During Ningyō-kuyō, women...
Izu-ei specialises in unagi (eel), which you can take in one of two ways: either in a bentō (boxed lunch) that includes tempura and...
Ueno · interesting places nearby
This unabashed shopping street is one of the few areas in which some of the rough-and-readiness of old Shitamachi still lingers. Step into this alley paralleling the JR Yamanote Line tracks, and ritzy, glitzy Tokyo may seem like a distant memory. The gravelly irasshai (‘Welcome’) and ikaga desu ka? (‘How about buying some?’) of fishmongers, fruit and vegetable sellers and clothing vendors, and the healthy smattering of open-air markets, couldn’t be further from Ginza or Aoyama.
In the Ameyoko Center building , Chinese, Korean and Southeast Asian merchants have set up their own shopping arcade where you’ll find exotic cooking spices, fresh seafood, durians and other unusual imported items.