Guide - Buy - Ameyoko Arcade (アメ横商店街)

Ameyoko Arcade (アメ横商店街)

One of Tokyo’s fabulous open-air markets ripe for bargains
Opening Hours 10am - 7pm

Ameyoko, a buzzy market street geared to shopaholics. "Ameya Yokocho", means “candy store alley”, because candies were traditionally sold here. "Ame" also stands for "America", since lots of American products used to be smuggled in and sold here during World War II.

Today, Ameyoko Aracade is one fabulous, open-air market with items like clothes, bags, cosmetics, fresh fish, dried food and spices available in abundance.

Transport The Ameyoko shopping street runs from Ueno to Okachimachi Station along the train tracks of the JR Yamanote Line and JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
Ueno, Taito, Tokyo 110-0005

1. With traditional handicraft workshops popular among locals and tourists alike, this busy market street offers more than the usual shopping trip.

2. Bargain hunters can find handmade silver jewellery with retro style on sale beside leather jackets and pants – quite the fashion statement!

3. Japan's skincare products have become famous worldwide, but the most popular protective measure locally, regardless of age or gender, is a good hat!

4. Looking for healthy snacks on the go? How about fresh melon slices on a stick? The traditional flavours of summer are popular at Ameyoko Arcade!

5. What’s better than getting a great deal on a new favourite outfit? Getting a tax-free deal! Pack light and leave room for great bargains!

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