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A five minute walk from Nippori Station is the old-town district, a shopping street from a bygone era. This is your opportunity to experience Tokyo’s small owner-operated stalls and stands in a way that has been lost in much of the city. This is not trinkets for tourists, but all the daily needs for locals: barbers, butchers, liquor stores, and rice shops. If you wish to see a window into a simpler time, this is where you should spend an hour or two. Also easily walkable from Ueno if you happen to be in the area.

A five minute walk from Nippori Station is the old-town district, a shopping street from a bygone era. This is your opportunity to experience Tokyo’s small owner-operated stalls and stands in a way that has been lost in much of the city. This is not trinkets for tourists, but all the daily needs for locals: barbers, butchers, liquor stores, and rice shops. If you wish to see a window into a simpler time, this is where you should spend an hour or two. Also easily walkable from Ueno if you happen to be in the area.

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