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A packed shopping bazaar full of stalls selling almost anything you can imagine. It runs roughly south of Ueno station along the inside of the JR Yamanote line tracks to Okachimachi station. If you are looking for a more typically "Asian" market street in Tokyo, with bargaining expected and friendly vendors trying to out-shout each other, this is it. Definitely a good place for souvenirs for friends back home. It is often mistakenly believed that the district got its name in the post-war years from the American blue jeans and other items that were sold on the black market, but really the `ame` comes from the sweets (``ame`` in Japanese) that were sold there.
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A Spot Known Only by the Locals
A spot to remember. We felt we were diving into the cultural heritage of Japan mesmerized by the beauty of the locality. The spot was a unique place bustling with the local population. We had a wonderful time!