Japan Train Stations: Ueno Station
Ueno Station 上野駅
Ueno Station is located in Taito-ku in the north of central Tokyo and is the main point of access for Ueno Park and its many attractions including Ueno Zoo, Tokyo National Museum and the National Museum of Western Art.
Ueno Station is on the JR Yamanote Line and was the major terminal for trains to northern Japan (Tohoku).
Ueno Station is a stop on the Akita Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen, Tohoku Shinkansen, Nagano (Hokuriku) Shinkansen and Yamagata Shinkansen Lines as well as the Keihin-Tohoku Line to Omiya and Yokohama, the Takasaki Line to Takasaki in Gunma Prefecture, the Joban Line to Kashiwa and Mito, the Tohoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line) to Urawa, Omiya and Kuroiso, the Ginza Subway Line, and Hibiya Subway Line both on the Tokyo metro.
At nearby Keisei-Ueno Station is the terminus of the Keisei Main Line to Narita Airport.
Ueno Station has a number of shops, restaurants and cafes in the station concourse including an Irish pub at the Iriya Exit. There is also a Super Hotel at this exit.
Ueno Station Crossing
Ueno Station was first built in 1883 and Japan's first subway line was constructed from Ueno Station to Asakusa in 1927.
The Ueno Station area retains its 'shitamachi' (old city) feel and is a good place to shop for clothes from the many street stalls and clothing stores in the area.
Ueno Station, Taito-ku, Tokyo