If you still have some time in your hands after visiting Ameyoko shopping street and the various museums in Ueno Park, why not experience a diﬀerent side of Ueno? To save time getting from one place to another, just hop on the local mini Megurin bus!
Start from Ueno Station
See Tokyo National Museum, Kaneiji Temple, Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street and many other attractions from the bus window (20-minute ride). Get off at Sendagi Station at bus stop number 13 Walk for 5 minutes
Fare: 100 yen
Access: Various stops within the area.
Nezu Shrine and Otome Inari Shrine
Nezu Shrine is a historic shrine known for its natural beauty. Surrounded by lush green trees and 3,000 azaleas that come in full bloom every spring.Otome Inari Shrine, famous for thousands of bright red torii gates that form an impressive tunnel, is on the grounds of Nezu Shrine.
Hours：~6pm (Mar – Sep), ~5:30pm (Feb & Oct), ~5pm (Nov – Jan)
Access： 5-min walk from Nezu Station ・ Sendagi Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line), Todaimae Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)10-min walk from Hakusan Station (Toei Mita Line)
Address：1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 10:30am – sold out
Closed: Tuesday, Friday & other days occasionally
Access: 5-min walk from Nezu Station Exit 1 (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
Address: 1-23-9-104 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Url: twitter.com/taiyaki_nezu (Japanese only)
Hours: 11:30am – 3pm (Last Order 2pm), 5pm – 11pm (Last Order 10pm)
Access: 3-min walk from Nezu Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
Address: 2-12-15 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Url: hantei.co.jp/ (Japanese only)
Nezu Ginza Dori
The slope between Shinobazu Dori and Kototoi Dori is called Nezu Ginza Dori. It is a shopping street that locals like to frequent. Offering a mix of old and new shops, the street radiates both nostalgia and vibrancy.
Shitamachi Museum Annex(Old Yoshidaya Liqueur Store)
Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Admission: 300 yen (adults), 100 yen (elementary school, junior high-school, high-school students)
Access: 5-min walk from Ueno Station
Address: 2-1 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Back to Ueno Station
Get on the Megurin bus at bus stop number 17 facing the Shitamachi Museum. The bus runs along Shinobazu Pond, a famous attraction that dates back to the Edo period. The pond is often seen in ukiyo-e, a genre of Japanese art that ﬂourished from the 17th century.