Explore the Ameyoko Street
One of the biggest outdoor markets in Japan where you can find everything from fresh fish and seafood to fashion and handbags. Hundreds of vendors are located along the street that stretches between JR Ueno and JR Okachimachi stations. Can get unpleasantly crowded during the weekends, but worth a visit for the bustling and somewhat “un-Japanese” atmosphere alone.
Minatoya is an eatery where you can get a bowl of rice topped with fresh fish for just 500 yen. They also have tasty takoyaki, a ball-shaped snack made from flour and octopus.
If you want candies, look for the yellow sign of Shimura-shoten 志村商店.
They sell chocolates and other snacks for 1,000 yen that you would have to pay 2,000 yen for if you bought them from other shops.
Ueno Ameyoko and Street Food
Between Okachimachi and Ueno, on the Yamanote line, lies Ameyoko. This is one of the biggest outdoor markets in Tokyo, perhaps in all of Japan.…