If you are interested in downtown Tokyo, Ameyoko Shopping Street in Ueno is the place to go.
A lot of fresh foods are sold with low prices here, and you can also find clothes, shoes, cosmetics and other various kinds of things along narrow crowded streets. Not only for local Japanese, it’s getting popular among tourists from overseas and this place is close to the famous tourism area, Asakusa.
Let’s visit Ameyoko and find something fun!
Fresh fruits come from all over Japan to Ameyoko. usually it’s sold with a box and rather cheaper buying in the supermarkets. And you may be able to find some unusual fruits here.
Watch out! Amayoko is always full of people, even during the daytime of weekdays. If you’d like to avoid crowds, better to visit in the morning. Or it’ll be fun to walk among people who are eager to find better and cheaper things!
Fresh seafood is one of the common things you’ll find in Ameyoko, especially when you need a lot of them. No super market can beat this price!
Shop owners in Amayoko are so friendly. Some of them understand English, so you can ask for a discount by yourself!
Dried seafood is something critical for Japanese cuisine. We keep it for long time without refrigerator and put it in the water to use for cooking. You can also get these with lower prices.
Ameyoko shoes shops are also famous with its quality and prices. If you are looking for nice, practical shoes, it’s worth checking around.
Visit Ameyoko with us!
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