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Ueno Area and my other favorite places

Iyoko

Ueno Area and my other favorite places

Food Scene
I have listed not only the sites in the neighbor but also some of my favorite places in Tokyo you can reach easily by train from our property.
Doutor Coffee Shop: open 7:00-21:00 breakfast available at reasonable price
Doutor
Doutor Coffee Shop: open 7:00-21:00 breakfast available at reasonable price
Gusto (GASUTO): franchise diner open 7:00-5:00 breakfast available at reasonable price
Gusto
Gusto (GASUTO): franchise diner open 7:00-5:00 breakfast available at reasonable price
Starbucks in Ueno Park: open 08:00~21:00 breakfast available
Starbucks
Starbucks in Ueno Park: open 08:00~21:00 breakfast available
Iriya Plus Cafe: open 11:30-20:00 good atmosphere, renovated Japanese old house
Iriya Plus Cafe
Iriya Plus Cafe: open 11:30-20:00 good atmosphere, renovated Japanese old house
Andersen Bakery: open 7:30~22:00 breakfast available
Andersen
Andersen Bakery: open 7:30~22:00 breakfast available
GOUTER LE BLE Bakery: open 7:00-20:00 Sun/holidays 8:00-
Gouter Le Ble
GOUTER LE BLE Bakery: open 7:00-20:00 Sun/holidays 8:00-
Shichimen-cho (Pork broth Ramen)
Shichimen-cho
Shichimen-cho (Pork broth Ramen)
Nepal-Indian Restaurant & Bar SEWA
Sewa
Nepal-Indian Restaurant & Bar SEWA
Sushi Tsune : very recommended sushi restaurant. tasty and staffs are nice, very reasonable
Sushi Tsune
Sushi Tsune : very recommended sushi restaurant. tasty and staffs are nice, very reasonable
Ume no Hana: Tofu restaurant, tofu course is recommended, 6000-7000yen
Ume no Hana Uenohirokoji
Ume no Hana: Tofu restaurant, tofu course is recommended, 6000-7000yen
Pizzeria Fantasista: Neapolitan Pizza, famous in this area. small size but reasonable. The taste is recommended by my Italian husband.
Pizzeria Bal fantasista
Pizzeria Fantasista: Neapolitan Pizza, famous in this area. small size but reasonable. The taste is recommended by my Italian husband.
Chocolatier Inamura Shozo: Chocolate based cake shop. Amazing!
Chocolatier Inamura Shozo
Chocolatier Inamura Shozo: Chocolate based cake shop. Amazing!
Ajitoyo-ya: Japanese food restaurant/bar. the dishes are modern Japanese style and very good. The atmosphere is also nice.
Ajitoyo-ya
Ajitoyo-ya: Japanese food restaurant/bar. the dishes are modern Japanese style and very good. The atmosphere is also nice.
Okina-An: Soba (Buckwheat noodles) highly recommended
Okinaan
Okina-An: Soba (Buckwheat noodles) highly recommended
Gin-Dako: Tako-yaki stand, recommended
築地銀だこ 入谷駅前店
Gin-Dako: Tako-yaki stand, recommended
Torindo: Japanese sweets shop with small tea room. You can have a set of maccha and a piece of sweets.
桃林堂 上野店
Torindo: Japanese sweets shop with small tea room. You can have a set of maccha and a piece of sweets.
OTONA KUROGI: recommended for Japanese modern sweets including maccha. the atmosphere is nice.
Kurogi
OTONA KUROGI: recommended for Japanese modern sweets including maccha. the atmosphere is nice.
天好 (TENHAO): Local Chinese and Japanese diner. The place is shabby but the people are nice and the food is good with volume. Shogayaki Teishoku (Ginger grilled pork with rice and soup) and Reba-Nira Teishoku (Stir fried pork liver slices and vegitables with rice and soup) is recommended.
4-chōme-1-27 Negishi
天好 (TENHAO): Local Chinese and Japanese diner. The place is shabby but the people are nice and the food is good with volume. Shogayaki Teishoku (Ginger grilled pork with rice and soup) and Reba-Nira Teishoku (Stir fried pork liver slices and vegitables with rice and soup) is recommended.
Gyuzen: Sukiyaki and Shabu-shabu all you can eat with good quality. A few minute walk from Kanda station.
牛禅 神田店
Gyuzen: Sukiyaki and Shabu-shabu all you can eat with good quality. A few minute walk from Kanda station.
Tempura Fukuoka: Cozy tempura restaurant. Tendon (tempura rice bowl) is recommended for lunch. Good to drop in during the shopping at Kappabashi kitchenware street.
福岡
Tempura Fukuoka: Cozy tempura restaurant. Tendon (tempura rice bowl) is recommended for lunch. Good to drop in during the shopping at Kappabashi kitchenware street.
Akihabara UDX building: Various restaurants inside. Recommended: Gen-chan (Fish), Baricho (chicken grilled skewers)
Akihabara UDX
Akihabara UDX building: Various restaurants inside. Recommended: Gen-chan (Fish), Baricho (chicken grilled skewers)
UDON NOODLE Brasserie Tsuru-ton-tan: you have to bear for a while for wait in a line. Nice view, modern interior.
Tsuru TonTan UDON NOODLE Brasserie
UDON NOODLE Brasserie Tsuru-ton-tan: you have to bear for a while for wait in a line. Nice view, modern interior.
Rose Bakery Tokyo: British pastries, tasty veggie meals with good beverages. Recommended to stop by when you are exhausted for shopping in Ginza.
Rose Bakery Ginza
Rose Bakery Tokyo: British pastries, tasty veggie meals with good beverages. Recommended to stop by when you are exhausted for shopping in Ginza.
Uokin Hamamatsu-cho: Good fresh fish bar
Uokin
Uokin Hamamatsu-cho: Good fresh fish bar
Uokin Piccolo: Good fresh fish restaurant bar. Italian style.
UOKIN PICCOLO Ginza
Uokin Piccolo: Good fresh fish restaurant bar. Italian style.
Two Rooms Grill & Bar: Recommended for brunch/lunch with high quality. Super large cocktails!
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TWO ROOMS Grill | Bar
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Two Rooms Grill & Bar: Recommended for brunch/lunch with high quality. Super large cocktails!
Antica Pizzeria Da Michele: Our favorite Italian pizza restaurant in Tokyo. Reservation required.
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L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele Ebisu
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Antica Pizzeria Da Michele: Our favorite Italian pizza restaurant in Tokyo. Reservation required.
Han-Tei: Japanese Deep Fried Dish on a Stick in a historical wooden architecture. Reservation required.
Hantei nezu
Han-Tei: Japanese Deep Fried Dish on a Stick in a historical wooden architecture. Reservation required.
Shinano-ji: legendary 24h open diner & bar
Shinano-ji
Shinano-ji: legendary 24h open diner & bar
One of our favorite Pizza Napoletana restaurants. The pizza maker is Japanese who has trained his skill in Italy and speaks very good Naples dialect. Not only is the atmosphere in that restaurant good, but the food is also delicious.
da GIORGIO
One of our favorite Pizza Napoletana restaurants. The pizza maker is Japanese who has trained his skill in Italy and speaks very good Naples dialect. Not only is the atmosphere in that restaurant good, but the food is also delicious.
The real hand made Italian gelato ice cream shop. The owner is Italian and offers high-quality and various flavors. It's a must to stop by if you are in the Ueno area.
Gelateria Mamma Mia
The real hand made Italian gelato ice cream shop. The owner is Italian and offers high-quality and various flavors. It's a must to stop by if you are in the Ueno area.
This shop offers mochi and tea. The mochi has a very soft and smooth texture which made this shop very famous in Tokyo. If you want to give it a try, you have to bear the line. Recommended to line around 11:30. They only offer the mochi they prepared in the morning and they will be closed once the mochi is sold out for the day.
Gekko
This shop offers mochi and tea. The mochi has a very soft and smooth texture which made this shop very famous in Tokyo. If you want to give it a try, you have to bear the line. Recommended to line around 11:30. They only offer the mochi they prepared in the morning and they will be closed once the mochi is sold out for the day.
300-year-old Tofu restaurant. You can enjoy not only the profound taste of historic tofu but also the interior design of the building and the traditional way of welcoming service by the staff.
Sasa-no-yuki
300-year-old Tofu restaurant. You can enjoy not only the profound taste of historic tofu but also the interior design of the building and the traditional way of welcoming service by the staff.
A 140-year-old restaurant in Ueno Park. The left side entrance is for the Japanese tea house Kissa Ko, the right side entrance is for the restaurant INSHOTEI. They offer beautiful Japanese high-quality course dishes. A credit card payment is not available.
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Innsyoutei
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A 140-year-old restaurant in Ueno Park. The left side entrance is for the Japanese tea house Kissa Ko, the right side entrance is for the restaurant INSHOTEI. They offer beautiful Japanese high-quality course dishes. A credit card payment is not available.
Drinks & Nightlife
Tokyo Kinema Club: famous night music club keeping its original interior of Japanese old cabaret club
Tokyo Kinema Club
Tokyo Kinema Club: famous night music club keeping its original interior of Japanese old cabaret club
CAFE MEURSAULT D'APRE'S: cafe & bar. the terrace seat facing Sumida river is recommended
カフェ ムルソー
CAFE MEURSAULT D'APRE'S: cafe & bar. the terrace seat facing Sumida river is recommended
XEX ATAGO GREEN HILLS: Italian restaurant at 42F Free flow 4980yen including Moet Champagne 17:00~20:30 Also recommended XEX Salvatore Cuomo Bros.: Recommended for lunch buffet at skyscraper with reasonable price. Reservation required. XEX Tempura & sushi An: Japanese stylish lunch at skyscraper with reasonable price. Reservation required. Access from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Kamiya-cho Station Good to stop by from Tokyo Tower visit.
ゼックス愛宕グリーンヒルズ "XEX ATAGO GREEN HILLS"
XEX ATAGO GREEN HILLS: Italian restaurant at 42F Free flow 4980yen including Moet Champagne 17:00~20:30 Also recommended XEX Salvatore Cuomo Bros.: Recommended for lunch buffet at skyscraper with reasonable price. Reservation required. XEX Tempura & sushi An: Japanese stylish lunch at skyscraper with reasonable price. Reservation required. Access from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Kamiya-cho Station Good to stop by from Tokyo Tower visit.
One of the oldest Japanese bars in the neighbors or in Tokyo. It's more than 160 years old. The black exterior look of the bar is worth catching a glimpse.
Kagiya
One of the oldest Japanese bars in the neighbors or in Tokyo. It's more than 160 years old. The black exterior look of the bar is worth catching a glimpse.
Recommended by my guest and friends. You can enjoy all night live jazz session. Or give it a try joining the session! 20min train ride from my place.
Jazz SPOT Intro
Recommended by my guest and friends. You can enjoy all night live jazz session. Or give it a try joining the session! 20min train ride from my place.
Sightseeing
Ueno Park: Cherry Blossoms, Museums, Zoo. You can spend all day long. Museums are closed on Mondays.
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우에노코엔
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Ueno Park: Cherry Blossoms, Museums, Zoo. You can spend all day long. Museums are closed on Mondays.
Onoterusaki Shrine: power spot for accademia and arts
Ono Terusaki shrine
Onoterusaki Shrine: power spot for accademia and arts
Yanaka Area: recommended for strolling. many temples around Yanaka 4, 6 cho-me so many narrow slopes , old town feeling, small shops and bars, coffee stands all around
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Yanaka
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Yanaka Area: recommended for strolling. many temples around Yanaka 4, 6 cho-me so many narrow slopes , old town feeling, small shops and bars, coffee stands all around
Nezu Shrine: One of the oldest shrines in Tokyo, famous for 3000 azalea trees
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Nezu Jinja Shrine
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Nezu Shrine: One of the oldest shrines in Tokyo, famous for 3000 azalea trees
Yuyake-dandan shopping street: old town shopping street with photogenic staircases slope
Yūyake Dandan
Yuyake-dandan shopping street: old town shopping street with photogenic staircases slope
Tokyo Skytree: simple access by bus. recommended to walk from Asakusa, accrossing the bridge on Sumida river which is a beautiful view.
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도쿄 스카이트리
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Tokyo Skytree: simple access by bus. recommended to walk from Asakusa, accrossing the bridge on Sumida river which is a beautiful view.
Asakusa area: Senso-ji , the Tokyo's oldest buddhist temple is a must vist. The night light-up of the temple's gate is beautiful. The area around the temple has a tipical old town feeling and there are various shops and restaurants for visitors. You can also enjoy walking to Tokyo Sky Tree from Asakusa.
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Asakusa
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Asakusa area: Senso-ji , the Tokyo's oldest buddhist temple is a must vist. The night light-up of the temple's gate is beautiful. The area around the temple has a tipical old town feeling and there are various shops and restaurants for visitors. You can also enjoy walking to Tokyo Sky Tree from Asakusa.
It reads "Ohtori" Shrine, not "Washi"!!! Shrine for worshipping business success. Recommended to visit especially in November when there is a huge festival called "Torinoichi" selling lucky charm made with bamboo rake "kumade."
鷲神社(浅草酉の市御本社)
It reads "Ohtori" Shrine, not "Washi"!!! Shrine for worshipping business success. Recommended to visit especially in November when there is a huge festival called "Torinoichi" selling lucky charm made with bamboo rake "kumade."
Shopping
Nippori Fabric Street: famous for various textiles and sewing items shops including Japanese patterned textiles, kimono waste cloths, used/vintage kimonos
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Fabric Street, Nippori Textile Town
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Nippori Fabric Street: famous for various textiles and sewing items shops including Japanese patterned textiles, kimono waste cloths, used/vintage kimonos
Kappabashi Kitchenware shopping street: highly recommended to visit durind weekdays. Most of the shops are closed on Sundays.
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Kappabashi Dōgu-gai (Kitchenware Street)
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Kappabashi Kitchenware shopping street: highly recommended to visit durind weekdays. Most of the shops are closed on Sundays.
Supermarket INAGEYA: open 9:30-22:00 1F food including tasty take-out dishes, sushi is also recommended 2F 100yen shop, drugstore
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Inageya Arakawa Higashi-Nippori
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Supermarket INAGEYA: open 9:30-22:00 1F food including tasty take-out dishes, sushi is also recommended 2F 100yen shop, drugstore
Ameyoko Shopping Street: multi ethnic street, recommended for beer hopping, sports wear products are available at reasonable prices
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아메요코시장
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Ameyoko Shopping Street: multi ethnic street, recommended for beer hopping, sports wear products are available at reasonable prices
PARCO_ya UENO: recommended for designed items
PARCO_ya Ueno
PARCO_ya UENO: recommended for designed items
Matsuzakaya Ueno: recommended for souvenirs with quality. 1F sweets for gifts 7F ceramics , lacquer wares
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Matsuzakaya Ueno
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Matsuzakaya Ueno: recommended for souvenirs with quality. 1F sweets for gifts 7F ceramics , lacquer wares
Essentials
Seven Eleven : the nearest one from our place. good coffee.
7-Eleven
Seven Eleven : the nearest one from our place. good coffee.
COIN WASH (Páddle by CAPITAL WASH NEGISHI 4):24/7 detergent included 5kg 200yen 7kg 300yen 10kg 500yen dryer 10kg 100yen per 10 min
4 Chome-7 Negishi
COIN WASH (Páddle by CAPITAL WASH NEGISHI 4):24/7 detergent included 5kg 200yen 7kg 300yen 10kg 500yen dryer 10kg 100yen per 10 min
Nippori Station Bicycle Parking Space: Free for 2 hours, after 2 hours charged 100yen every 8 hours
日暮里駅前自転車駐車場
Nippori Station Bicycle Parking Space: Free for 2 hours, after 2 hours charged 100yen every 8 hours
Bicycle parking space at Ueno Station: Free for up to 2 hours, after 2 hours charged 100yen every 6 hours
Atre Ueno Dai 2 Bicycle
Bicycle parking space at Ueno Station: Free for up to 2 hours, after 2 hours charged 100yen every 6 hours
Free for 2 hours, after 2 hours charged 150JPY every 8 hours
Naka-Okachimachi Station Bike Park
Free for 2 hours, after 2 hours charged 150JPY every 8 hours
The Red Sign is for 1-day parking entrance. Free for up to 2 hours, after 2 hours charged 100JPY every 8 hours.
Taito Kuritsu Uguisudanidai 5 Bike Locker
The Red Sign is for 1-day parking entrance. Free for up to 2 hours, after 2 hours charged 100JPY every 8 hours.
Free for up to 2 hours, after 2 hours charged 100yen every 8 hours
Tsukuba Express Asakusaekinan Bicycle Parking
Free for up to 2 hours, after 2 hours charged 100yen every 8 hours
Free for up to 2 hours, after 2 hours 200yen per 4 hours
TOBUPARK Asakusa Ekimae Bicycle
Free for up to 2 hours, after 2 hours 200yen per 4 hours
Public Bath 6:00-9:00 11:00-25:00 http://haginoyu.jp/ https://goo.gl/maps/i69wNk2CfEk
Haginoyu
Public Bath 6:00-9:00 11:00-25:00 http://haginoyu.jp/ https://goo.gl/maps/i69wNk2CfEk
Public Bath 15:00-23:40 Closed: Saturdays
Kotobukiyu
Public Bath 15:00-23:40 Closed: Saturdays
Public Bath 15:00-24:00 Closed: Mondays
호우센유
Public Bath 15:00-24:00 Closed: Mondays
Arts & Culture
Shitamachi Museum: Small museum that you can learn the history and culture of Ueno area known for old town in Tokyo
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Shitamachi Museum
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Shitamachi Museum: Small museum that you can learn the history and culture of Ueno area known for old town in Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art: Interesting thematic and special exhibitions. The building is designed by Japanese modernism architect Kunio Maekawa. The museum shop has various Japanese modern design items.
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도쿄도 미술관
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Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art: Interesting thematic and special exhibitions. The building is designed by Japanese modernism architect Kunio Maekawa. The museum shop has various Japanese modern design items.
The National Museum of Western Art: Interesting permanent exhibition of Matsukata Collection as well as their special exhibitions. The building is designed by Le Corbusier.
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국립서양미술관
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The National Museum of Western Art: Interesting permanent exhibition of Matsukata Collection as well as their special exhibitions. The building is designed by Le Corbusier.
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan: One of the oldest reknowned classical music concert halls in Tokyo. The building is designed by the Japanese modernism architect Kunio Maekawa. The availability of the door tickets varies by each event, recommended to ask at the Box Office in the entrance hall.
도쿄문화회관
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan: One of the oldest reknowned classical music concert halls in Tokyo. The building is designed by the Japanese modernism architect Kunio Maekawa. The availability of the door tickets varies by each event, recommended to ask at the Box Office in the entrance hall.
International Library of Children's Literature, National Diet Library: There is also exhibition about children's books. The building is combined with two different parts built in different era, which is interesting to see. Original building is built in 1906, the additional part was designed by Tadao Ando.
International Library of Children's Literature, National Diet Library
International Library of Children's Literature, National Diet Library: There is also exhibition about children's books. The building is combined with two different parts built in different era, which is interesting to see. Original building is built in 1906, the additional part was designed by Tadao Ando.
SCAI The Bathhouse: Famous for the building which was renovated from Japanese public bathhouse.
SCAI The Bathhouse
SCAI The Bathhouse: Famous for the building which was renovated from Japanese public bathhouse.
Nezu Art Museum: Private collection of Japanese and Asian premodern art. The building was designed by Kengo Kuma. Recommended to stroll the Japanese garden.
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네즈미술관
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Nezu Art Museum: Private collection of Japanese and Asian premodern art. The building was designed by Kengo Kuma. Recommended to stroll the Japanese garden.
Getting Around
Uguisudani Station: North exit is the nearest station from our property, but there are stairs and no escalators nor elevators. South exit has taxi station, and escalator/elevator equipped
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우구이스다니
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Uguisudani Station: North exit is the nearest station from our property, but there are stairs and no escalators nor elevators. South exit has taxi station, and escalator/elevator equipped
Tokyo Metro Iriya Station: No.4 exit is the nearest among the other exits, elevator equipped. For heading Ueno, Ginza, Roppongi take the train from No.3 gate across from the No.4 exit .
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이리야 역
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Tokyo Metro Iriya Station: No.4 exit is the nearest among the other exits, elevator equipped. For heading Ueno, Ginza, Roppongi take the train from No.3 gate across from the No.4 exit .