“Candy Shop Alley”
Ameyoko is an outdoor market of about 200 shops next to Ueno Station. Here I see loads of shoes and clothes shops mixed with Pachinko parlors and restaurants. Every store seems to have employed a person to stand outside to shout at passers-by, trying to encourage them to check out their wares. I wander the market aimlessly for about an hour, and am surprised at how cheap some of the fresh seafood is. There is a nice little market in the basement of a building that sells food products, meat, and low priced vegetables. In summary, Candy Shop Alley is incredibly busy at all times, but a nice experience. Especially good if you have big feet, as there are a few shoe shops here that sell the bigger sizes.