Ameya Yokocho or Ameyoko is a shopping street with lots of cheap shopping and street food located in Ueno. For those who love street shopping and food, like Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market, you will like this place.
Ameya Yokocho (which means ‘candy store alley’) was one of Tokyo’s black market during post World War II period and the name “Ame” actually comes from the world “America” because a lot of American products used to be sold here in the past.
After exiting Ueno train station, you will be greeted by two lanes. Take your time to walk around the street.
You will find many items for sale, like clothing, shoes and handbags.
The market is buzzing with both locals and tourists. Tourists track this market down to enjoy how it feels to shop like a local.
You can also find many dry food items like nuts, which you can buy home.
This is a shop selling fresh seafood and judging from the size of the crowd, you should definitely drop by for some food if you are feeling hungry.
Along the shopping street, you can also find several food stalls with ample seating for you to enjoy your food in comfort.
Ameya Yokocho is definitely a must visit market in Tokyo because it’s not easy to find such markets around in Tokyo.
Do note that it is better to avoid coming here on Wednesday because some stalls are not open on that day.