How to get to Ueno from Tokyo Station



2020.10.08 (Thu)

By Charlotte, long-term Tokyo resident & history-loving traveler

Many tourists coming to Tokyo will have Ueno in their itinerary. And that's because there are plenty of attractions waiting for you there. Get a feel of downtown Tokyo in the Ameya-Yokochō and enjoy its diverse selection, including gourmet food, sweets, and miscellaneous goods. Or, you could check out the cultural facilities like art galleries and museums, or visit the Ueno Onshi Park, a hot tourist spot for cherry blossoms in spring. We're sure you'll want to get to Ueno without wasting your time getting lost. Although transportation in Tokyo is pretty convenient, it can also be complicated for travelers. Here, we'll show you some routes that stop at Tokyo Station and head to Ueno.

First, trains. Three JR lines can take you from Tokyo to Ueno.
-Yamanote Line to Ueno / Ikebukuro (inner loop), approx. 7 mins. 160 yen
-Keihin-Tohoku Line, inbound, approx. 8 mins. 160 yen
-Ueno Tokyo Line to Utsunomiya, approx. 5 mins. 160 yen
Trains don't suffer from traffic jams, so you don't have to worry if you miss the train. More trains will just come one after another.

Next, buses. Toei buses run from Tokyo Station's Marunouchi North Exit to Ueno Station.
-Travel time varies depending on the bus type, ranging from 12 to 30 mins. Approx. 200 yen.
Buses are great because you can view the city's scenery outside the window up close while the bus is running. One of the best parts of traveling is getting off the bus to stop by shops that pique your interest. Buses run less per hour compared to trains, so please be sure to check the timetables in advance.

Lastly, taxis. Even if you can't speak Japanese, you can just show the driver a map and say "Ueno Station" in English, and they'll take you there. Taxis are especially convenient when you're carrying large suitcases and heavy luggage.

*Please check the latest service information before actually using the transportation facilities.

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