Discover Ueno Station
A gateway to Ueno area and to North of Japan
Ueno is the gateway to Ueno area. Discover our travel tipsand our maps to navigate in the station easily !
an historical station
The main entrance is at the first floor (Horokoji Entrance) but there is a lot of secondary access.
To access the control area, you have to cross a large hall which is surrounded by shops : this space is representative of Japanese stations "eki naka" that combine transport spaces and commercial spaces. In that space you will find also connections with the Ginza and Hibiya subway lines and the office to collect your Japan Rail Pass ( Information Center).
After the control lines you can go straight to platform 13-17 (Tagasaki Line, Utsunimiya Line, Joban Line Limited) or go to the basement to take the Shinkansen ( Akita, Joetsu, Hokkaido, Hokuriku, Yamagata, Tohoku Lines).
Note that Keisei Ueno station, which provides access to the Skyliner train (Narita service) is located in another building 50 meters from the JR Station.
Back to the first floor use one of the exit (Yamashita Exit, Shinobazu Exit, Hirokoji Exit, Asakusa Exit) to discover the neighborhood called Ameya-Yokocho. It hosts many shopping streets. In the years that followed the end of the second war, the black market was concentrated under the railway arches.
In 1927 the subway from Ueno to Asakusa was completed and it was the first subway line in Asia.
The new station building opened in 1932. The underground shinkansen station was built in 1985 when the shinkansen line was extended from Omiya to Ueno. The current station has many elements reminiscent of the different historical periods.