Winter is the best season to visit Ueno Area!!

by Hiroki - Japan Licensed Guide
(37) Reviews

★Short days of winter are good for enjoying the breathtaking night view of Ueno Area like below!!

Winter is the best season to visit Ueno Area!! Bentendo-do Temple on the Naka-no-jima islet on the Shinobazu Pond modeled on the Benzaiten Temple on Chikubu Island in Lake Biwa.

Winter is the best season to visit Ueno Area!!
Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple modeled on the Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, which was moved to the current site in 1695, has survived frequent fires and earthquakes since its construction.

Winter is the best season to visit Ueno Area!!Ameya Yokocho is a maze of bustling shopping streets lined with some 500 shops where you can find anything from foods such as fresh vegetables, fruits, amd marine products, to other consumer items such as footwear, clothes, and brand-name items!!

Winter is the best season to visit Ueno Area!!Unexpectedly, Ameya Yokocho has a Temple of Marishiten Tokudai-ji with long history, which is worshipped by the locals!!

Winter is the best season to visit Ueno Area!!The contrast between the modern view of huge billboards and traditional temple precinct is a must-see!!
★Needless to say, it has many highlights good for viewing during daytime like below!!

Winter is the best season to visit Ueno Area!!Ueno Toshogu is a shrine of Shinto established in honor of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1627.

Winter is the best season to visit Ueno Area!!The shrine’s Chinese style gate of “Karamon” built in 1651 has survived wars and great earthquakes!!

Winter is the best season to visit Ueno Area!!The magnificent Shrine Building of “Golden Shrine” built in 1651 also survived wars and earthquakes!!

【About Ueno Area】
Ueno district comprised of Ueno Imperial Gift Park and the surrounding areas,just 8 minutes by train from Tokyo station, is now one of the most unique cultural hub in the world, with a concentration of state-of-the-art cultural facilities, historical architectures, and bustling street markets filled with nostalgic air of traditional downtown !!

Ueno Imperial Gift Park noted for cherry blossom viewing is located in the former site of Toeizan Kaneiji Temple which was the family temple of successive Tokugawa Shogun who ruled Japan with the Samurai feudal government headed by him.
Additionally,Ueno district once prospered as Temple town of Kaneiji has historic sites related to Tokugawa Shogun such as mausoleum of successive Shogun and Ueno Toshogu shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the feudal government.
Moreover, many of sub-temples of Kaneiji were modeled on world famous temples in Kyoto like “Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple modeled on the Kiyomizu-dera Temple” !!
And also,this area has group of museums including Tokyo National Museum,Japan’s oldest and largest one,and other cultural facilities such as Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music.

[What to expect]
That’s why, Ueno district will offer you wide variety of cultural experience including shopping on one stop!!
Your thought will be able to go to the eternal history of Japanese culture and glorious days of Samurai feudal era here in Ueno!!                           

Did you like my article?

You can send me a message to get a customized itinerary and quotation for an unforgettable experience. Let's explore Japan Together.

I'll be waiting for you, so please check my profile and get your trip plan now


Licensed Guide
(37) Reviews

Related Blogs

Sawara, the traditional town filled with nostalgic air of 19th Century!!

by Hiroki
◆The town of Sawara, located some 45minutes by train from JR Narita Airport Terminal 1 Sta. or some 90minutes by highway bus from Tokyo Sta....

Selected Destinations in Tokyo to learn about Japanese history and culture !!

by Hiroki
It’s the best itinerary plan hiring a knowledgeable guide, which is good for learning about Japan’s history and culture!! The destinations a...

Travel to "Hideout Islands" of "GOTO ISLANDS", one of the real unbeaten tracks in Japan !!

by Hiroki
Takahama beach is a sea-bathing resort noted for its high degree of clarity of the water.   This beach against a mountain has ineffable beau...

15 Most Popular Foods You Have To Eat In Japan (2019)

by Ro
As many of you already know, Japan has a wonderful and unique cuisine but mostly when we think about Japanese food, what automatically comes...

10 Best Places for Pokémon Go in Tokyo

by Coelho
TLDR: The 10 best places for Pokémon Go in Tokyo are: Senso-ji Temple, Shibuya, Meiji-Jigu Shrine, Akihabara, Roppongi, Tokyo Tower,  Ueno P...

10 Useful Apps while Traveling in Japan (2019)

by Mieke
Glued to your phone Especially in a country as gadget-loving as Japan, being glued to your phone only makes you blend in with the Japanese....

Tours by Guide

YANAKA’s Walking tour with cultural experiences !!

(37) Reviews
by Hiroki
It’s a Temple Town, Yanaka’s Walking Tour with a stroll through the Historic Temple District there!! It’s a tour of the carefully selected highlights of YA...
4h $ 122

YANAKA Private Walking tour & Soba buckwheat noodle making!!

(37) Reviews
by Hiroki
Learn Soba buckwheat noodle making and try your own made Soba noodle. [The venue: Traditional Soba restaurant, ”やなか蕎麦YANAKA Soba” in YANAKA] 40 years ex...
3h $ 80 per person

Private Tour of selected destinations in Tokyo to learn abou...

(37) Reviews
by Hiroki
It’s the private full-day walking tour with a knowledgeable guide, which is good for learning about Japan’s history and culture!! The destinations are stri...
8h $ 169

Sunday tea gathering in Samurai town near Narita!!(Tea cerem...

(37) Reviews
by Hiroki
Besides its locational advantage(60 minutes from Tokyo and 30 minutes to Narita airport by train),SAKURA city exposes all visitors to the Samurai’s culture...
5h $ 122 up to 4 people

Tour of Samurai town good for stopover tourists in Narita A...

(37) Reviews
by Hiroki
SAKURA city is most suitable sightseeing spot for the tourist who are going to stay in Narita or transit at Narita Airport!! Besides its locational advanta...
4h $ 94 up to 4 people

Private Iaido experience to learn Samurai spirit near the Im...

(37) Reviews
by Hiroki
Learn the SAMURAI spirit!! Authentic Iaido experience near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo!! [The venue:”Edo Mugai Ryu Iai Hyouho” dojo("The art of drawing t...
2h $ 141 per person

Plan your trip to Tokyo with Hiroki

Chat with a local tour guide who can help organize your trip.
Send a message

Recent Tour Reviews in Tokyo

“ Walking Tour and Tea Ceremony ”

1 week ago Traveler: Steve -   Tour Guide: Hiroki

Hiroki was a wonderful guide and his knowledge and enthusiasm made our tour most enjoyable. We would highly recommend Hiroki to anyone wanting a knowledgeable and friendly guide.
read more

“ Amazing experience, thanks to an amazing guide ”

1 month ago Traveler: Robert -   Tour Guide: Hiroki

One of my favorite experiences of the entire trip. Our guide was extremely helpful and professional and the Iaido experience and master were unforgettable. I can't reccomend them both enough
read more

“ Historical & cultural tour of Tokyo ”

Very Good
1 month ago Traveler: Clifford -   Tour Guide: Hiroki

Hiroki is friendly and very knowledgeable about the shogun history of the Imperial Palace. He provided us with a folder with the tour itinerary and historical photos (3 pages) that compared historical & current day locations. Maybe he needs to revise his tour so that the tourists can reach the main gate of the Imperial Palace quicker -- too much walking for most. Hiroki offered to take many photos...
read more

“ 1 day tour & guide to Tokyo Disneyland ”

Very Good
1 month ago Traveler: Eileen -   Tour Guide: Hiroki

Hiroki was our guide for 1 day tour to Central Tokyo. We visited Imperial Palace, Ginza, Tsukiji Market Hamarikyu Gardens, waterbus cruise on Sumida River, Asakusa & Rysuseikan Dojo. We enjoyed our tour though it was a rainy day. Hiroki is a helpful guide. He gave us advice on how to travel from Narita airport to my hotel, how to come back from Disneyland & how to travel from hotel to Haneda airp...
read more

“ Asakusa was fun ”

Very Good
2 months ago Traveler: Doreen -   Tour Guide: Hiroki

We particularly enjoyed our visit to Asakusa and the Sensoji temple where Hiroki explained how the temple came to exist. His tip about the Pasimo subway card was a useful one for we have used it even after the tour. He kindly took us back to our hotel at the end of the day even though he must have been tired as our tour was on the hottest day of the year and was patient when we had to make an unex...
read more

“ Tokyo Tour with Hiroki ”

3 months ago Traveler: Lee-Ann -   Tour Guide: Hiroki

Hiroki San was our local guide in Tokyo for 2 Days. He was excellent and cheerful throughout. Our family of 5 visited many places with Hiroki over 2 days. He planned a personalized itinerary for us. The highlights of which were a personal visit to a Samurai Dojo (Ryuseikan) and Tsukiji Markets (excellent choice for a sushi lunch as well). We absolutely recommend Hiroki as an excellent guide for al...
read more

“ Great Guide with excellent knowledge of Tokyo ”

3 months ago Traveler: David -   Tour Guide: Hiroki

We had a great afternoon with Hiroki who was very professional and very patient with us as our plane was delayed by 90 minutes so are meeting time was deferred. Hiroki adopted our initial brief to fit our revised timeframe. This started with an introduction to the extensive Metro system to buy tickets for us to use for the next three days. Our tour included the area around the old fish market...
read more

“ One of the best! ”

3 months ago Traveler: Stephen -   Tour Guide: Hiroki

There is no question that Hiroki is one of the best private guides in Tokyo! He was on-time, courteous, friendly, knowledgable, and organized. Hiroki patiently entertained my questions about Japanese history, culture, religion, and cuisine. I have plans to return to Japan with my family and will make sure to request Hiroki as our guide. I am confident that you will not be disappointed spending...
read more

“ This is a must do! ”

3 months ago Traveler: Maria -   Tour Guide: Hiroki

It was such a wonderful and memorable day spent with Hirokisan. Hirokisan is a fountain of knowledge, not just about samurais, but Japanese history in general. He taught us SO MUCH, from cemeteries to katanas to samurais to dry moats to the Jomon period, and everything in between. Hirokisan made our last day in Japan very special and he is a consummate professional from beginning to end. You have ...
read more

“ Iaido tour ”

4 months ago Traveler: Kim -   Tour Guide: Hiroki

Hiroki was amazing. Our train in was delayed an hour but he was able to rearrange things so we could continue with our tour. He was s kind and very easy to understand. We had many tours and guides over our two week vacation but Hiroki was the best!!!! We hope to have him again in the future. He also brought us to and fro the event. He even went out of his way to bring back some items to the sch...
read more

Related cities