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Ameyoko (Ameya Yokocho)

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Ameyoko (Ameya Yokocho)

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Tokyo
  Eastern Tokyo
Shopping
  Local Shopping District

Ameyoko (アメ横) is the one of the most famous shopping street in Japan. Know for bargain sale. Consider it like Japanese Tijuana. There are many fish stores. All of fishes are very fresh and low price because the biggest fish market Tuskiji is very near by. For example, there are Tuna bricks for $20.00. Tuna bowl is the famous food for Ameryoko. There is also famous Ameyoko yaki which is Japanese style pan cake for $2.00. There are nuts, dry food, fruits, cookies etc… Not just food, there are wears, shoes, or belt. In Ameyoko, all stores are competing against others, so you might able to find great products with reasonable price.
Access
0. From Tokyo station.
1. use Yamanote line (JR) to Ueno Station. (7 minutes)
2. walk south (1 minute)

Access to Eastern Tokyo Area

Eastern Tokyo(上野、淺草、両国)
Terminal Station: Ueno Station
Major Spots: Sensoji, Ueno park, Kiyosumi-teien, Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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Detailed Travel Guide

Ameyoko (Ameya Yokocho)

Ameyoko is a packed shopping bazaar full of stalls selling almost anything you can imagine. It runs roughly south of Ueno station along the inside of the JR Yamanote line tracks to Okachimachi station. If you are looking for a more typically "Asian" market street in Tokyo, with bargaining expected and friendly vendors trying to out-shout each other, this is it. Definitely a good place for souvenirs for friends back home. The district got its name in the post-war years from the American blue jeans and other items that were sold on the black market.
There are many fish markets because the biggest fish market "Tsukiji" is very nerarby. Also, dry food, snacks, and any other food markets are opened and all shops are having a discount price. Recently, there are many asian food markets are opened, so you can buy any kinds of asian food and flavors in Ameyoko.
Ameyoko is also now famous for shoes shops. Mita Sneakers is the one of the famous shoe store in Japan. Even like very big shoe maker like Nike has special model for this shop.
(Reference: wikipedia, wikitravel)
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