The JR Yamanote Line - Part 6
Ueno Station to Tokyo Station
Discover the most convenient way to travel Tokyo with your Japan Rail Pass: From Ueno to Tokyo Station through the JR Yamanote Line.
30.9 km - Ueno station
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
32.5 km - Akihabara station
33.2 km - Kanda station
34.5 - Tokyo 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/
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