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Ameya Yokocho (Ame-Yoko)

Tokyo, Ameya Yokocho street Ameya Yokocho (Ame-Yoko) Ameya Yokocho is the commercial streets along the west side of JR Line between Okachimachi station and Ueno station.
We often call it "Ame-Yoko" for short.

Along the street about 400 meters long, there are more than 400 small shops.
Thare are fish shops, dry foods shops, meat shops, clothes shops, sporting-goods shops and other many shops.

Originally here was the black market after the World War II.
In the 1950s, a lot of surplus goods of US Army in Japan had been sold here due to the Korean War, and this area had developed.
Recently sporting-goods shops are increasing, especially here is famous as the town of sneaker shop.

At the end of each year, these streets are crowded enough not to walk for buying the goods to get ready for the New Year.

How to get to here

By JR

  • Okachimachi or Ueno (Yamanote or Keihin-Tohoku Line)

By subway

  • Ueno-Hirokoji or Ueno (Ginza Line) / Naka-Okachimachi or Ueno (Hibiya Line) /
    Ueno-Okachimachi (Ooedo Line)



South entrance of Ame-Yoko
North entrance of Ame-Yoko
Central street in Ameya Yokocho
Street along JR LIne in Ameya Yokocho
A fish shop in Ame-Yoko A meat shop in Ame-Yoko
A sporting-goos shop in Ame-Yoko Tokudaiji temple in Ame-Yoko

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