Ameyoko - Tokyo, JAPAN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YONEYAMA
N 35° 42.691 E 139° 46.477
54S E 389155 N 3952644
Quick Description: An arch at the entrance of Ameyoko, short for Ameya Yokocho, shopping street.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date Posted: 5/4/2022 9:18:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM164N3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
Ameya-Yokocho (Ameya alley) is an open-air market in the Taito Ward of Tokyo, Japan, located next to Ueno Station.

This gate is located at the entrance of Ameyoko. You will find the tie on this gate.
Once you pass the gate, you can't help but buying lots of Japanese souvenir. Enjoy yourself!!

The market is approximately 164,227 square feet in area, starting just behind the Yodobashi Camera building and following the Yamanote Line south until the Komuro building.

There are two theories on the etymology of Ameya. The first is that the name came from ameya (candy shop), because of all the candy stores that lined the street in the early post-war era when sugar was hard to come by. Even now, there are stores selling candy there. The second theory is that it refers to America; there used to be stores selling surplus American army goods just after World War II. In either case, it is now commonly referred to simply as ameyoko.

The market is home to over one hundred and eighty one shops, which sell products ranging from fresh food and fish to clothing and time pieces.

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Type: Gateway

Subtype: Municipal/Regional Entrance

Location: Ameyoko shopping street

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