Tokyo - Ueno & Around (Chapter)
This is the Ueno & Yanaka chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tokyo guidebook.
Ueno is the cultural heart of Tokyo. Its central park, Ueno-kōen, has the city’s highest concentration of museums, including the Tokyo National Museum. Neighbouring Yanaka feels like a quaint village where time stopped several decades ago.
- getting schooled in Japanese art history at the Tokyo National Museum
- dining in one of the neighbourhood’s historic restaurants, such as the izakaya Shinsuke
- absorbing the sights, sounds and smells of the old-fashioned outdoor market, Ameya-yokochō li>
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, and Sports & Activities.
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