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2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 5-9 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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Great rainy day - or any day activity.

This a very cool space with many small artisan shops - for window shopping or purchasing well made pieces. 2k540 Under the Yamanote Line train tracks between... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
Bruce L
Orange, Connecticut
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a little while to find it; went away disappointed. Perhaps small artisan shops were rare in Tokyo; there were some interesting shops but really nothing truly special.

Thank ECWorld
Orange, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This a very cool space with many small artisan shops - for window shopping or purchasing well made pieces. 2k540 Under the Yamanote Line train tracks between - Akihabara/Okachimachi. Open 11-19. Closed Wed.

1 Thank Bruce L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Great for any day, but especially a rainy one, this lane isa perfect collection of artisanal craft and clothing. It is the place to rest and relax while being surrounded by beautiful work from leather to ceramics to wood.

1 Thank Doug M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Lonely planet quite rightly lists this as top shopping place in tokyo - a massive call. But we were not disappointed- infant I made 2 trips and sent the rest of our delegation there! And everyone very happy with everything that we brought home! Def worth the effort.

1 Thank aussietripper_8
Rennes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Idea for a rainy day? Explore the Aki-Oka gallery made underneath the rail tracks, between Okachimachi and Akihabara JR station... Beside keeping you dry, the gallery is the home of 2 dozen craft stores, selling anything from wooden smartphone case to yuzu wine and origami papers; and anything "very Japanese" in between...Those gifts are of good quality and nice material,... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A bunch of shops under the station.. The place itself is really amazing and even if you don't buy, the objects and the shops are really beautiful.. You can see and feel the difference between craftsmanship and industrial production..

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing such a wide range of hand made items crafted in Japan. With a somewhat limited budget there was plenty of looking - although I couldn't resist getting a wooden lacquer bowl designed for people with difficulties holding cups/bowls to give to a special friend. I also picked up a quirky little brooch for my daughter made from... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this hidden gem as we traversed Akihabara and ended up spending hours there immersed and revelling in the array of beautiful hand made artisan products. Well worth a visit if you're in the vicinity

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

If you want Monchichi keychains and Hello Kitty in kimono, look elsewhere - here you'll only find the highest quality artisan crafts and beautiful handmade items. This place was well worth the trip to Akihabara and a much needed escape from cheap, made in China souvenirs and swarms of school children. We ended up spending way more time here than... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Take a break from hectic Akihabara and visit this really nice small mall with artisan shops. You will find lots of handmade Japanese items and great gifts.

Thank Tut68

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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