Keyword: Ueno Part 2 (Ameyoko) *RERUN
#TOKYO brings you travel trends based on social media posts written by experienced travelers. Today is part 2 of the virtual Ueno tour. We'll begin at Shinobazu Exit and explore over 400 shops in the Ameyoko area. It used to be a black market post war that sold candies and US military surplus items. It came to be called "Ameyoko" from candy (="ame") and America. The central building carries unusual ingredients such as spices from around the world and fish/frog from tropical areas. With Tokyo's oldest Koreatown and jewelry district by Indian owners, you'll encounter people from different backgrounds and religions.
Ameyoko shopping precinct
Grocery from all over the world
Izakaya serving northern region's food and sake