Click the
Asia 1 on 1
logo below or at the top of the page to view other destinations served by Asia Pacific Travel, Ltd.

Asia  1 on 1 Home Page

Japan -> TOKYO -> Ueno
Ueno    TOKYO, Tokyo Prefecture

The town of Ueno is an interesting contrast to nearby Tokyo with its vintage shops and restaurants sitting next to a seedy entertainment area. The city is full of old historical places, and old shabby places. The area is famous as being the site of the last great battle of Japan in 1868 when the Tokugawa shogunate fell to Emperor Meiji's forces. Ueno and Asakusa are what remains of Tokyo's famed old Shitamachi (low city) which have been the subject of many woodblock prints. The area still attracts numbers of poor farmers who congregate here in the winter months looking for work. The Ameyoko market (Candy Store Alley) is an interesting stop as it is the same black market that thrived in the immediate postwar period. The market was so named for the hawkers who sold contraband goods, mostly US made, and fronted as candy stores. Most people gather in Ueno-koen Park to relax and partake in flower viewing of the cherry blossoms and plum trees.

Asia Pacific Travel, Ltd. • P.O. Box 350 • Kenilworth, IL 60043-0350 USA
Tel: 1-(847) 251-6400 • Toll Free: 1-(800) 262-6420 • Fax: 1-(847) 256-5601 is a registered trademarks of Asia Pacific Travel, Ltd.


Who We Are

Contact Us


Travel Agency Services