In this tour, you will visit World Heritage The National Museum of Western Art and Ueno Area.
The National Museum of Western Art (NMWA) in Ueno Park has just been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July, 2016, after a lengthy campaign by the French government and Tokyo’s Taito City. The modernist landmark was built in 1959 to celebrate the renewal of diplomatic relations between France and Japan after World War II, and the return to Japan of a large collection of Western art that had been sequestered during the war, but its main claim to fame and the reason for its nomination is that it was designed by Le Corbusier (1887-1965), one of the greatest and most influential architects of the 20th century.
Ameyoko is a busy market street along the Yamanote Line tracks between Okachimachi and Ueno Stations. The name "Ameyoko" is a short form for "Ameya Yokocho" (candy store alley), as candies were traditionally sold there. Alternatively, "Ame" also stands for "America", because a lot of American products used to be available there when the street was the site of a black market in the years following World War Two. Today, various products such as clothes, bags, cosmetics, fresh fish, dried food and spices are sold along Ameyoko.
Please Note: the order of the itinerary may vary.The bus ride depends on the order of the itinerary. Space is limited, therefore we strongly suggest to book early. Due to travel season in Japan, heavy traffic jam will be expected. There is no place to exchange money in the port, preparing Japanese Yen is strongly recommended. The clear view of the landscape is subject to the weather conditions. Wear low-heeled, comfortable walking shoes .
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