Ueno Walking TourFree: Saturdays & Sundays 11am & 1:15pm

The Tokyo Systemized Goodwill Guide (SGG) Club offers free guided walking tour of Ueno neighbourhood. The area is a place of striking contrast. Below the railway is an exciting shopper’s paradise of market stalls and restaurants, while above on a pleasantly wooded hill, Ueno Park takes pride in hosting a number of Japan’s top museums, along with modern cultural and recreational facilities, historic monuments and relics of the Edo and Meiji Period. Free volunteer guided tours take place every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Each tour lasts about an hour and a half. To participate, visit the SGG Club desk in the hall of Green Salon of Ueno Park. Also consider the SGG Club’s free Asakusa Walking Tour.

Address: Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 110-0007
Direction: Subway Ginza and Hibiya Lines to Ueno Station; JR Yamanote Line to Ueno Station
Phone: +81 3-3828-5644
Website: www2.ocn.ne.jp/~sgg/guide.html

Photo credit: Scott Vachalek (Flickr CC), David Baron (Flickr CC)