The JR Yamanote Line

Ueno Station to Tokyo Station

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The Yamanote Line is the best-known and most convenient JR line in Tokyo. It makes a rectangular loop around the city, stopping at 29 stations. All stations are announced in English, and there are digital signboards in each compartment. Over three and a half million passengers ride the Yamanote Line each day.

30.9 km - Ueno station

Ueno Station is an important railway junction. Shinkansen services stop here, and it is the nearest stop to connect with the Ginza subway line.

Just outside the station, you will find Ueno Park, which is one of the largest parks in Tokyo and very popular with families. The park is especially popular in the cherry blossom season, when Tokyoites come to sit, contemplate the cherry blossoms, and drink beer and saké.

The park is home to: the Tokyo National Museum, the oldest and largest museum in Japan (Tues-Sun, 9:30 am - 5 pm, Apr.-Dec. Friday to 8 pm for special exhibitions, ¥600); Ueno Zoo, founded in 1882, it is the oldest zoo in Japan. It is host to Li-li and Shin-Shin, two pandas on loan from China (Tues - Sun, 9:30 am - 5 pm, ¥420); the Shitamachi Museum, featuring recreated homes and stores from the Edo and Taisho periods (Tues-Sun, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, ¥300).

Change here for the Ginza Line and alight at the last stop to visit the Asakusa district, which is rich in history and tradition and is the sight of the famous Sensoji Temple.

31.5 km - okachimachi station

This station is located near Ameyoko, a busy market street. The name is short for "Ameya Yokocho" (candy store alley), as candies were traditionally sold here. Today, various products such as clothes, bags, cosmetics, fresh fish, dried food and spices, and much more are on sale (opening hours and closing days depend on individual stores, but typically 10 am - 7 pm, closed on selected Wednesdays).

32.5 km - akihabara station

Akihabara Station has long been the shopping destination for electronics and electrical appliances. In recent years, Akihabara has also become a mecca for otaku (geek) culture and home to anime and manga stores.

33.2 km - kanda station

This district is known for its second-hand bookstores.

34.5 - tokyo station 

From Tokyo station, the Narita Express takes 53 minutes to reach Narita Airport.
Where to stay near Ueno Station ?

Where to stay near Ueno Station ?
You can enjoy arelaxing stay in this luxurious hotel near the Shinobazu pond of Ueno Park.
2-11-18 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0005
03-3836-5711 / www.parkside.co.jp/en/

Where to eat near Ueno Station ?

Where to eat near Ueno Station ?
Udon in a delicious curry broth, served right next to Ueno Station. From the Asakusa exit of Ueno Station (south east side of the station), Konaya is just outside.
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Tel : 03-5826-5863 / www.konaya.ne.jp

One important part of Japanese cuisine is original Japanese ‘western’ classic dishes, like omurice and crab croquettes. Kurofunetei is the place to taste this part of Japanese home-cooking. From the Shinobazu exit of Ueno Station, walk south down Chuo-dori. The restaurant is on the corner of Chuo and Shinobazu streets, on the 4th floor of the Kikuya Building. rOpen daily, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tel : 03-3837-1617  / www.kurofunetei.co.jp 

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