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 unabashed shopping street is one of the few areas in which some of the rough-and-readiness of old Shitamachi still lingers. Step...
Take a stroll down the causeway leading to the island on which Benten-dō stands. The temple is dedicated to Benzaiten, the Buddhist...
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...
2-1 Ueno-kōen · interesting places nearby
Shitamachi Museum information
This museum re-creates life in the plebeian quarters of Tokyo during the Meiji and Taishō periods (1868-1926) through an exhibition of typical Shitamachi buildings. Take off your shoes and look inside an old tenement house or around an old sweet shop while soaking up the atmosphere of long-gone Shitamachi. Ask for an English-language leaflet.