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Discover Kimchi Yokocho: Higashi Ueno Korean Town



2023.02.09 (Thu)

Have you got a hankering for authentic Korean food? Want to dive into the culture of the "Great People's Nation"? Want to do it in the heart of Tokyo? That’s exactly what you’ll find in Higashi-Ueno Korean Town. Boasting a rich history dating back 70 years, this vibrant neighborhood offers a unique window into the rich history and traditions of Korea, and it all happens right in the middle of Tokyo’s Taito City!

At Higashi-Ueno Korean Town, the biggest of its kind in Japan, visitors will find an abundance of delicious authentic Korean dining options, including popular restaurants like Masankan and Daimon Yakiniku, and specialty food shops like Ueno Butcher Shop, and Marukin. Whether you're a fan of traditional Korean dishes like gomtang, kimbap, and sundae, or simply looking to try something new, you're sure to find your new favorite “eumsik” (Korean food) on the streets of Kimchi Yokocho!

Aside from food, Higashi-Ueno Korean Town is home to a wide range of shops and stores selling clothing, cultural goods, and more. Whether you're looking for the latest Korean fashions, want to buy a poster of the latest Korean boy band, or simply want to experience a unique slice of Korean life, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in this vibrant and colorful neighborhood.

And with its convenient location just east of JR Ueno Station, getting to Higashi-Ueno Korean Town is a breeze. So what are you waiting for? Pack your appetite and come explore the heart of Korean culture in Tokyo!

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