I love marketplaces. SO MUCH. So I've been meaning to go to Ameyoko, the street near Ueno Station that served as a black market after World War II, for like three years. Ah three years. TIME!
It's along and under the Yamanote tracks between Ueno and Okachimachi stations. Things I like besides markets: train tracks, bridges, places under train tracks and bridges, alleyways, stray cats near garbage cans at night. I also like tin-can stoves so I'm basically a hobo.
Ameyoko wasn't tons of excitement but it had cool side streets and alleys and roughnecks eating noodles outdoors!
And that kind of old 70s/80s Tokyo vibe that I sometimes run into on the east side of the city. Like in Koiwa.
Some stuff is cheap here. Big packs of dried fruit, big packs of nori, octopus legs, hairbrushes...
...beans... Heads UP, anyone who's thinking of moving to Japan, beans be fuckin pricey.
Ten buxx for shoez
Rickety tables, ramen, stray cat, brick road, the city still loves me.
Ahhh before I go home I have to be a yankii superstar for one day.