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Ameyayokocho From Ueno Station

Posted in Places by tokyobling on February 17, 2012

If you’ve never been to Tokyo this picture is pretty meaningless, but I like it because it shows just how messily random some of the undeveloped stations around Tokyo really are. This is the entrance to the famous shopping street Ameyayokocho (one of the must sees for all tourists that visit Tokyo), as seen from Ueno Station. The building in the middle used to house Sakuraya home electronics mega store, but after the chain went under a few years ago their competitor Yodobashi Camera has taken over the multi floor building. It’s mid-February but they still haven’t gotten rid of the Christmas decoration. Also note the panda image on the building, you literally can’t avoid seeing it every where you turn in Ueno!

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