Tokyo: travel guide to Ueno - what to see and where to eat
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and is the obligatory stop for every time you come to visit the Rising Sun. It is a megalopolis that boasts over 10 million inhabitants and is always evolving: for this reason you never stop discovering it and every time you go back you always notice something different and new. This beautiful city is the hub of Japan as it encompasses all facets of the entire country in its iconic neighborhoods. In Tokyo we must necessarily go back in time: explaining the emotions that this city is able to give is not possible, you have to live them. Only those who have been there can understand it. As a minimum stay, I recommend staying no less than a week: Tokyo should also be explored on foot, admired in its alleys and views. You can't hit and run, it wouldn't make any sense, especially if it's your first time here.
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Ueno is a very quiet area of Tokyo that hosts the famous park: right here people usually gather during the cherry blossom season, admiring its beauty while spending the day together, perhaps organizing a picnic with family and friends. Usually they buy hanami-themed bento boxes and organize games or card games to spend time together.
WHAT TO SEE
It is one of the most beautiful and extensive public parks in the city which offers, in addition to beautiful naturalistic views, also the possibility of visiting temples and museums.
Opening 05am - 11pm
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM
Located inside Ueno Park, the Tokyo National Museum is not only the largest and oldest in Japan but also has the largest collection of artworks, archaeological finds and antiquities in the Asian world including ceramics, various objects, samurai armor, kimonos and swords.
Open Tuesday - Sunday 09.30am - 5pm, closed Monday, website, address: 13-9 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-8712, 620¥