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Home to some of Tokyo’s key sites, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and Ueno Park, the Ueno neighborhood is a cultural hot-spot. Steeped in history, Ueno gives travelers a true feeling of old Tokyo and provides a clear contrast to the bright lights, neon signs, and buzzing vibe of its neighboring districts. A vacation in Ueno offers a traditional and affordable destination to stay, drink, dine, and shop in a quieter part of Tokyo.

Hotels in Ueno

Hotels in Ueno are a popular choice for low and medium budget travelers looking for clean and efficient lodgings, some offering free WiFi and breakfast. The APA Hotel Okachimachieki-Kita S is highly regarded as an affordable Ueno hotel with small but comfortable rooms that serve as a no-frills option to recharge your batteries. The Hotel Graphy Nezu is a popular 3-star hotel in Ueno that offers its guest anything from single rooms with a shared bathroom to deluxe king-size rooms, all covering the basics in comfortable, clean, and well-appointed surroundings. The hotel also has a cafe, bar, and rooftop terrace to enjoy. 

Things to see in Ueno

Ueno Park is the perfect combination of Japanese beauty and culture where sprawling gardens make way for traditional temples and a cherry-tree lined pathway that’s breath-taking in its natural beauty. Opening its gates to the public in 1873, it was formerly part of the Kaneiji Temple, and is now home to many of Tokyo’s popular museums including the Tokyo National Museum. Here, visitors can while away the hours enjoying the historic and artistic displays covering Japanese history. You’ll also find the National Science Museum in the park, where life-size models of blue whales and dinosaurs are bound to impress. Ueno Zoo is the oldest in Tokyo and home to giant pandas! Spenders will delight in the Ameyoko shopping street in the Okachimachi district. This busy market street sells clothes, accessories, dried food, and spices; it’s also a hot-spot for traditional Japanese performing arts and well worth a visit.

Good for couples

A quiet district compared to its nearby neighbors, where bright lights and partying can be expected until the early hours of the morning, Ueno is the ideal holiday spot for couples. Here, you can enjoy Tokyo in a quieter and charming district that’s still within easy reach of Tokyo’s madness and mayhem. With key cultural sites and a major train station on your doorstep, Ueno is in a prime position offering easy reach to the popular sights in neighboring districts while allowing travelers to enjoy the calmer serenity that Tokyo has to offer.

How to get to Ueno

Tokyo International Airport, also known as Tokyo Haneda Airport, is just 13 miles from Ueno. From the airport, hop on the Tokyo Monorail Haneda Express heading to Hamamatsucho for a 15-minute journey, embarking at Hamamatsucho then pick up the JR Keihin-Tohoku/Negishi Line Rapid for Minami-Urawa. A further 10-minute journey will take you to Ueno. If you’re arriving into Narita Airport, make your way to Terminal 2 where you can pick up the Narita Express 16 that travels into the heart of Tokyo. From here catch the JR Yamanote Line heading to Osaki; an 8-minute journey will see you alighting at Ueno.

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