Ueno : 10 Best Things to Do in 2019

From Ueno Zoo to Ameyoko Shopping Street, Best Things to Do in Ueno Tokyo 2019

Ueno Park during cherry blossom season

Ueno is a popular touristic area in northern Tokyo, offering great local vibes and attractions such as the lively market, large park, museums, zoo, shrines and more. It’s also Tokyo’s most popular spot for cherry blossom viewing! Here are best thing to do in Ueno area, Tokyo in 2019!

1. Ueno Park

Tokyo’s central park which consists of many attractions. The most popular spot for cherry blossom viewing!

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2. Ueno Zoo

Entrance of Ueno Zoo

Tokyo’s biggest and oldest zoo located inside Ueno Park with over 100 animals including Giant Panda 😀

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3. National Museum of Western Art

Listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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4. Tokyo National Museum

The oldest and largest, Japan’s top museum!

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5. National Museum of Nature and Science

Wide variety of exhibits with over 10,000 species, including Dinosaurs!

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6. Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

The modern art museum with interesting temporary exhibitions are hold.

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7. Ameya Yokocho (AMEYOKO)

Ameyoko Street filled by shops and vendors

The market street in Ueno with chaotic Asian vibes 🙂

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Please be noted that some shops and restaurants in Ameyoko accept only cash as a payment method. If your cash run out there, you don’t need to worry. There is the convenient currency exchange at the center of Ameyoko.

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8. Kappabashi

The best place to shop for chefs, with uncountable kitchen utilities as well as quality Japanese knives.

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9. Nezu Shrine

Red torii gates tunnel at Nezu Shrine

A Shinto shrine with the tunnel of vermilion torii gates. Nezu Shrine is also known for its Azalea festival held in April to May every year.

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10. Yanaka

Yanaka Ginza is an old fashioned shopping street located in Yanaka area, which is short distance from Ueno area. The great spot to explore Tokyo’s true local life.

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