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Uguisudani

Access to Ueno Park and a lovin' spoonful of Tokyo street performers.

Uguisudani hasn’t yet established much tourist spot street cred, but it has some memorable qualities.

The area’s small train stop along the Yamanote line actually sits at the north end of a huge tourist destination: Ueno Park.

For seasonal exploration, this is a good stop to catch some cherry blossoms in the spring. Instead of Ueno itself, Uguisudani station is an alternative disembarking point to check out blossoms.

All types of art

Photo by: Wiiii Tokyo National Museum is a short walk from the station.

Because it’s right next to the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Uguisudani Music Campus, the neighborhood houses all types of creatives whose disciplines are offered by these universities. Unsurprisingly, that’s given it the reputation as a hotspot for free entertainment. In the evening, grab a drink from the local konbini (convenience store) and try to catch some musicians and street performers.

Ueno

Ameya Yokocho market in between Ueno Station and Okachimachi Station.
Uguisudani is also home to the Tokyo University Art Museum. This museum houses an impressive 28,000 pieces created by famous artists, craftsmen, university faculty and even current students.

Also located here is the Japanese National Museum. This elegant building is home to a collection of Japanese artistic treasures including artwork and antiquities from Japan and several other Asian countries.

A little love

The Ueno area is not without its underground.

That might be why — on the north side of the station — things could get a little risqué if you decide to pop over to one of the many “love hotels.” And, yes, “love” in the name means the hotel is on the explicit side. That can range from the room simply including condoms on the night stand to, well, more active amenities, depending on the hotel.

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Trivia

Ameya Yokocho market in between Ueno Station and Okachimachi Station.

Ueno

Parks, museums, pandas and drinking in the daytime.

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How To Get There

Address

Japan, 〒110-0002 Tōkyō-to, Taitō-ku, Uenosakuragi, 1 Chome−16−1

By train

Uguisudani station is served by the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines.

Where To Stay

Princess II (Adult Only)
  • Negishi 1-2-18 Taito-Ku, Tokyo 110-0003
  • 7.2/10
  • 0.2 km
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Candeo Hotels Ueno Park
  • Negishi 1-2-13 Taito-Ku, Tokyo 110-0003
  • 7.5/10
  • 0.2 km
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The Barn Tokyo
  • Shitaya 1-13-3 Taito-Ku, Tokyo 110-0004
  • 9.5/10
  • 0.2 km
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Guest House Mixed Dormitory P2
  • Taito-Ku, Tokyo 111-0031
  • 0.2 km
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