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Many buildings scattered around the Yanaka district survived the bombings of World War II, including this former sake store built in 1910.
Many buildings scattered around the Yanaka district survived the bombings of World War II, including this former sake store built in 1910. Characteristic of Meiji-era architecture, the building now houses a small museum of sake and beer equipment.
2-1 Uenokōen, 台東区 Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0007, Japan
A small museum that offers a glimpse into life in the area in the early 20th century, with re-created houses and stores, and cultural artifacts
Located within Ueno Park, the Shinobazu Pond is full of water lilies and waterfowl
Ueno Park, adjacent to the station, is home to most of the attractions in the area, including the Ueno Zoo and a concentration of Japan's best museums
Not a major tourist attraction, but an interesting bit of history
The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art museum is housed in a classic Art Deco style structure that was previously home to Prince Yasuhiko
The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo's Ueno Park houses an extensive collection of Western art built around the personal collection of Japanese industrialist Matsukata Kojiro
The Ueno Zoo, a part of Ueno Park, is Japan’s oldest zoo and home to over 460 species
The National Science Museum in Tokyo focuses on the living world, with life-sized representations of practically every life form the earth has ever seen, from the blue whale (outside the old building) to hundreds of exotic insects
The area houses thousands of shops selling every technological gadget you can imagine, from computers to gaming consoles and vacuums to DVDs, at reasonable prices
Established in 1872, the Tokyo National Museum is the oldest Japanese national museum