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Ueno flea market 2009/1/10 17:10
Tokyo 23-ku
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I'm going to Tokyo end of this February and will like to visit the Ueno flea market. Anyone know how to reach there if i alight at Asakusa station? What exactly does this flea market sell?
I'm trying to look for reasonable Japanese snacks.
by docomocm  

ueno 2009/1/11 11:33
The market is under the JR tracks at Ueno, so I'd catch a subway to Ueno and go from there. It sold everything,and snack wise there was heaps: rice cakes especially, and we had superb fresh fruit on stocks (huge pieces of pineapple, or watermelon etc) for 100Y..just stood around the stall and threw used sticks into a bin..there was seafood, pickles ..we didn't see more than about 20% of the market, and it was great fun
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Ueno market 2009/1/11 16:33
the Ueno market (Ameyokocho) is accessible by the JR Yamanote loop line and the Ginza subway line. it is a regular market, selling all sorts of clothes and other goods besides food. It is not really a flea-market as most--if not all- of the stuff is new. Some stuff does look second hand, like US army surplus clothes, but can't possible be as genuine US army surplus clothes are much bigger!!!. The ones I saw were sized for young slim Japanese guys.
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