Ameyoko : Ameya-Yokocho shopping and restaurant street at Ueno

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Get to know “Ameyoko”. Overview/Features/Things to do

Are you interested in Japanese culture? Want to experience Japanese customs firsthand? If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, please visit “Ameyoko”. Ameyoko is an area where traditional Japanese culture is condensed, not far from Ueno Station. From izakaya to fresh fish, Ameyoko has it all. Also, during the year-end and New Year holidays, the area is especially busy with preparations for the New Year. If you are looking for a true Japanese experience, Ameyoko is the place to be.


Introduction to Ameyoko

Ameyoko is an area filled with traditional Japanese culture near Ueno Station. The origin of the name Ameyoko comes from the black market “Ameya Yokocho” that existed in this area after the war. After the war, the black market was closed and redeveloped, but the Ameyoko name remained. Today, Ameyoko is known for its many shops and stalls that sell a variety of products, from fresh fish to souvenirs.




History of Ameyoko

Ameyoko has a long and interesting history. During the Edo period (1603-1868), it became known as a place where medicinal herbs could be purchased. During the Meiji period (1868-1912), the black market flourished and became even more popular. After World War II, Ameyoko became known as a place to buy American products that were fashionable at the time. Eventually, it regained its popularity as a shopping street, and is still one of the most popular areas in Tokyo.


Ameyoko now

Ameyoko is now a downtown area with a variety of shops and food stalls. Especially, there are many souvenir shops, so it is a popular area for tourists. It is also known as a production area for fresh fish, and many seafood shops line the eaves. Ameyoko is also popular as a gourmet spot with many izakayas and restaurants.


How to enjoy Ameyoko

If you want a true Japanese experience, Ameyoko is the perfect place. There are many shops and stalls selling everything from fresh fish to souvenirs. Additionally, the area is known for its fresh fish, which can be purchased at many seafood stores. Ameyoko is also popular as a gourmet spot with many izakayas and restaurants.


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