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Jan. 14, Wed.

The Changing Face of Ueno

Home to many museums and other cultural attractions, Ueno has long played a key role in contributing to Tokyo's unique identity with its old-fashioned down-to-earth appeal. Plus it's a great place to shop!

Further Info

- Tokyo University of the Arts
http://www.geidai.ac.jp/english/

- The University Art Museum
http://www.geidai.ac.jp/english/facilities/the-university-art-museum

- Frame workshop: Le Cadre Futsuundou-Asao
http://members2.jcom.home.ne.jp/un_cadre/ (in Japanese only)
* Address: 1-5-9 Ueno-sakuragi, Taito-ku
* Open: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., no fixed holidays

- Gallery/shop: Cue Cue Cue Company
http://www.cuecuecuecompany.com/ (in Japanese only)
* Address: 1-11-5-303 Higashi-ueno, Taito-ku
* Open: Thursdays, weekends and Public Holidays 2 p.m.-9 p.m.

- Wooden toy shop: Pop in
http://www.popin-gift.info/1 (in Japanese only)
* Address: 1-8-6 Ueno-sakuragi, Taito-ku
* Open: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesdays

- Tokyo University of the Arts x Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum joint art project: TOBI Gateway Project
http://tobira-project.info/?lang=en

- National Museum of Nature and Science
http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/

- Shopping street between Ueno and Okachimachi Station: Ameyoko
http://www.ameyoko.net/ (in Japanese only)
* Business hours vary by shops

- Performance space dedicated to idol groups: Ameyoko Idol Theater
http://www.ameyoko-idol.com/schedule.html (in Japanese only)
* Address: 5F Ueno Ameyoko Center bldg., 4-7-8 Ueno, Taito-ku
* Please check the event schedule before going

- Yakitori pub: Daitoryo
http://www.ameyoko.net/shop/280 (in Japanese only)
* Address: 6-10-14 Ueno, Taito-ku
* Open: 10 a.m.-12 a.m. daily