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Scenes at Ameya-Yokocho (Ameyoko)

If you are looking for a lively and colorful shopping experience in Tokyo, you should visit Ameya-Yokocho (Ameyoko), a bustling market street that runs under the railway tracks between Ueno and Okachimachi stations. Ameyoko has a history of being a black market after World War II, where American goods were sold at cheap prices. The name Ameyoko comes from either “ame” (candy), which was sold here in abundance, or “America”, which was the origin of many products.