Friday, December 2, 2011

Unique street market of Ameyoko @ Tokyo, Japan

Ameyoko is a busy market street near Ueno Stations. The name "Ameyoko" is a short form for "Ameya Yokocho" (candy store alley), as candies were traditionally sold there. Alternatively, "Ame" also stands for "America", because a lot of American products used to be available there when the street was the site of a black market in the years following World War Two. I am amaze with the variety of items sold here. Fresh seafood, clothes, cosmetics, handbags, dried food and even leather products. You can also get all the Americanized and England leather jackets such Schott, Vanson, Lewis, Aero, Bates and Lost World here.


Ameyoko street is just opposite Ueno station near Ueno Park.

A section of Ameyoko street.

Good value items bundle together sale.

It's crowded here.

Variety of seafood and seaweed.

Fishes on display.

Octopus.

Crab and shell seafood.

Even China people find a living here by selling buns. Good buns with pork and soup filling. Very hot!

Coordinate/GPS: 35.711422,139.774599
Nearest subway station: Tokyo Metro Ueno Station (H17). Around 2 minutes walk to Ameyoko.
Location: Taito, Tokyo, Japan.

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