Ameyokocho Tokyo

Weather in Japan is not stable these days. And this weekend it won’t be super sunny but it won’t rain and it should be nice and warm.

The one tourist site in Tokyo it’s called Ameyoko, it is a busy market street and it is worth to visit while you are in Japan. 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.

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Today, various products such as clothes, bags, cosmetics, fresh fish, dried food and spices are sold along Ameyoko. Also food from street vendors is becoming very popular for Japanese people as recognize tasty food. Opening hours and closing days depend on individual stores, but stores typically open around 10:00 and close around 19:00. Many stores remain closed on selected Wednesdays.

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