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Ameya Yokocho - Ameyoko, Tokyo: 7 reviews and 15 photos

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For shopping of a different type (i.e. traditional and not in a typical shopping mall), take the train to Ameyoko area. This street market lies between the JR UENO station and Okachimachi JR station. You can start your walk from one station, walk through the whole market & catch a return train from the other station/.

At stalls you will find an interesting display fresh seafood - white & brown cuttlefish, white scallops still on their shells, small and large prawns, slabs of fresh tuna and salmon (thinking of sashimi yet?), orangey pink crab claws which are extraordinarily long (check my pics). You will also find many stalls which sell dried cuttlefish, seaweed (local and Korean), salt dried anchovies, varieties of cuttlefish snacks and more.

If seafood is not your thing, you might enjoy having a look at the fruit stalls selling varieties of fresh local and imported fruits. In the lanes close by, there are stalls selling military style pants & tunics for adults, second hand Rolex watches & other jewellery, children's clothing. If all this shopping tires you out, you can rest your feet by dropping by at the nearby sushi and ramen noodle shops for a little bite. For sushi, look for the sign which says "138 Yen" - this means that all sushi coming off the conveyor belt are at a fixed price of 138 Yen. I managed to polish off 6 plates in one seating. :-)

Nearby here, there are a number of large department stores as well.

What to buy:
seaweed & dried seafood snacks is always a popular choice as souvenirs for your friends back home.
They have deals, such as buy 5, get 1 free, etc.
You can usually have a taste before you buy.

Address: 4 Ueno, Taito-ku
Directions: JR / Tokyo Metro UENO, OKACHIMACHI
Theme: Food and Drink
Website: http://www.ameyoko.net/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 16, 2008
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