Tokyo - Ueno & Yanesen (PDF Chapter)

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You could spend a whole day in Ueno-kōen, one of Tokyo’s top draws. Nearby, Ueno is a trio of neighbourhoods that time seemingly forgot: Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi, collectively known as Yanesen. Yanaka, in particular, has a high concentration of vintage wooden structures and more than a hundred temples and shrines.

  • get schooled in Japanese art history at the finest collection of Japanese art and cultural artefacts in the world at Tokyo National Museum, home to samurai swords, ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) and gilded screens.
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  • admire the inspired views across Rikugi-en, one of Tokyo’s most beautiful formal gardens with its central pond, teahouses, stone bridges and manicured foliage.
  • transport
  • stroll through the expansive Ueno-kōen, chock-a-block with museums, temples and a zoo.
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Activities.

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