If you want to get a feel for old , Ueno in the district is a good place to start. Entirely lacking in high-rise condos or whiz-bang shopping malls, by Tokyo standards it's distinctly downmarket, in contrast to places like , but that means that eating, shopping and drinking are all affordably priced.

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The is the premier public art gallery in specializing in art from the Western tradition. Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

The is an art museum in , . Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

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is a sector of Taito, Tokyo, and, along with nearby Nezu and Sendagi neighborhoods in Bunkyo ward, is one of the few Tokyo neighborhoods in which the old Shitamachi atmosphere can still be felt. Photo: Jmabel, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, or Akiba in slang, is 's "Electric Town" on the eastern side of the central ward. is situated 2 km south of Ueno. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a part of Tokyo's downtown district best known for its many temples, particularly Sensōji. is situated 2 km east of Ueno. Photo: oimax, CC BY 2.0.


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