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Ueno, Asakusa
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Ueno Explore Race 2

As I mentioned in Ueno Explore Race 1, there are so many temples & shires all over this area. You can see even old people has no complaints to walk and climb the hilly road to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 March 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

As I mentioned in Ueno Explore Race 1, there are so many temples & shires all over this area. You can see even old people has no complaints to walk and climb the hilly road to be there. Maybe because of their strong belief. Near to the Ueno Park, you may find Five-storied pagoda at Toshogu Shrine. But near to... More 

Thank janelevenmy
Falfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Tokyo, as with most big cities, has plenty of different districts with different personalities, but I think Ueno has a bit of something for everyone. The train station is a pretty big one and has the usual shopping arcade around it, with well known shops and brands. We sorted out our rail passes at Ueno station and they were very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Good rail links to other parts of city. Near zoo and national museum as well as several temples and shrines. Excellent shopping and dining close by.

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Ueno, just like Asakusa is a reminder of Tokyo of years ago. A lot of shopping, entertainment venues that cater to all tastes and budgets. The area near Ueno station offers a multitude of options to please most travellers. Shop for cheap trinkets or for an authentic Japanese sword, kimono and you are bound to find it in the Ueno... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

If it is available for purchase it probably exists in one of the many, many shops. Prices are reasonable but generally not cheaper than in the US. Watch out for the "knock-off" shops. If I were buying any expensive items I would probably go elsewhere but I is definitely fun wandering around here plus there are a lot of inexpensive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

If you have little time, you can not see it. Usually there are few tourists, among all the districts of Tokyo is one of the less frequented. The main attraction of the place is definitely the famous Ueno Park, one of the largest in Tokyo where there are hundreds of cherry trees, in addition to the Senso-Ji, the oldest temple... More 

Thank SettembreNero
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The place has a buzz about it on a Friday night and there are plenty of places to eat and shop. There are also a few museums nearby and Ueno park is nice for a stroll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is a very nice area with loads of choices of food. Different prices of restaurants for your options. But I suggest to try the medium to low price restaurants which have people to queue outside the restaurants, they always gives you surprise of their food quality and service. Stations around Ueno with lot of historical buildings and local culture... More 

Thank AiraLUI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Instead of crossing the road into the shopping center, turn left and immerse yourself in the markets the criss cross the area beneath the station and lead into Ueno park. There is nothing cheap here like the rest of Tokyo but the sounds and smells make it a must...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

We loved this area for cheap shopping and a variety of foods from kebabs to Japanese. There are lots of shoe and clothing shops- some overpriced, but you can always find something in the 100 yen shop!

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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