Inaricho Station (9 min. walk)
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
3 / 8F
Air Conditioner / Heater
Refrigerator / Freezer
Utensils / Cutlery
May 1, 2024
Mar 3, 2024
utility bill (Water Gas Electric and WiFi) is included in the rent fee.
[Rent calculation during the Olympic Games (July 16th to August 15th) will incur additional charges in addition to the listed rents] Please feel free to contact the staff regarding the period.
Please note that a security deposit of 100,000 yen (returned if there is no loss) is required at the time of contract. Note) The cleaning fee for the year-end and New Year holidays (December 28 to January 5) is 1.5 times the normal rate. ]
Ueno and the northern neighbourhoods of Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi (aka Yanesen) form a large area that can take up the best part of a day to explore. Start at Ueno-kōen, taking the Ueno Park exit from Ueno Station. Boasting a wealth of museums and shrines, and some phenomenal cherry-blossom viewing, Ueno Park is
the perfect antidote to the urban grind. Don’t miss the Tokyo National Museum and the National Museum of Western Art, a short walk apart.
Ueno Hill is famous for a last-ditch defence of the Tokugawa shōgunate by an estimated 2000 loyalists in 1868. Devoted to preventing the restoration of the emperor, these adherents stationed themselves at Kanei-ji, a grand temple compound on the hill. They were duly dispatched by the imperial army, and the subsequent
Meiji government decreed that Ueno Hill would become one of Tokyo’s fi rst parklands.
Although rising real estate prices and recent gentrifi -cation have erased most vestiges of the old atmosphere, Ameya Yokochō, to the south of the station, was once the site of the largest postwar black market and still holds true to its proud roots even if the goods are now legit. It’s full of Japanese housewives and hawkers haggling over
fi sh and produce, as well as foreign merchants selling everything from Turkish kebabs to Chinese-made bags.
For a far slower vibe, Yanesen, north of Ueno Park, seems stubbornly stuck in the past. This temple-thick area, famed for its stray cats and cemetery, seems more like Kyoto than Tokyo. Walking its gentle hills and lanes is a very refreshing way to spend an afternoon or morning.