Ameyoko Center Building

Long-standing building in the center of Ameyoko and one of the best places to buy Asian food in Tokyo

Asakusa Hozuki Ichi

The Hozuki Ichi (ほおずき市, hōzuki-ichi) is a summer tradition that has been held since the Edo period on…

Ueno Zoo Free Admission Day

Three times each year Ueno Zoo opens its doors to visitors for free!

Ueno Zoo Free Admission Day

Three times each year Ueno Zoo opens its doors to visitors for free!

Ueno Zoo Free Admission Day

Three times each year Ueno Zoo opens its doors to visitors for free!

Ueno Zoo Free Admission Day

Three times each year Ueno Zoo opens its doors to visitors for free!

Sumida Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Over 600 cherry trees blossom in Sumida Park towards the end of March. The riverside park is one…

Nezu Shrine

One of the oldest shrines in Japan famous for the azalea festival in April

Kannonji Temple: Tsuji-Bei Wall

As you wander the streets of Yanesen, make a detour via this mud and tile wall. Built in the latter half of the Edo period, this 40m x 2m section has managed to survive the natural disasters and air raids, and today stands as a perfect representation of how the city would have been divided up in times gone by.

Ueno Zoo

Japan’s oldest zoo is home to over 400 species, but it is most famous for its giant pandas.

Kyu Iwasaki-tei Gardens

The former home of the Iwasaki Family, the founders of the Mitsubishi group. The grounds passed into government possession after the war and the structures are today recognized as Important Cultural Assets.

Ameyoko / Candy Alley

Ameyoko runs along and under the rail tracks between Ueno Station and Okachimachi Station to the south. One of the capital’s most famous night markets with enough souvenirs to keep any traveller entertained.