Things to do in Nippori・Sightseeing

Enjoying your Nippori sightseeing

STAY

A trip to enjoy the charms of Nippori while feeling the downtown atmosphere.

Nippori, a traditional downtown area, is conveniently located near JR lines and has a shopping district, making it the perfect place for sightseeing and shopping. Let’s discover and enjoy the charm of Nippori while feeling the downtown atmosphere!

How to spend your first day

DAY.1

AM10:00

Arriving at Nippori Station!

Store your luggage at the hotel immediately and start your Nippori trip!

Approximately 5 minutes walk from the East Exit of Nippori Station on the JR and Keisei Main Lines. Store your luggage before checking-in and your trip begins!

AM11:00

Ueno Ameyoko

Ideal for eating and shopping

The approximately 500-meter-long shopping street is lined with many stores selling food, clothing, sundries, jewelry, etc., and is bustling with people every day. A variety of groceries such as sweets, foreign foods, and delicacies are sold, and clothing can also be purchased at very low prices. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in Ueno, visited by tourists from abroad.

Information

Address
Around 4 to 6 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone number
03-3832-5053
Distance from hotel
Approximately 11 minutes by train and on foot

PM12:30

AQUA il forno

Italian restaurant with chic and mature atmosphere

Grilled dishes cooked in our special custom-made stone kiln are full of delicious aroma and flavor. We offer T-bone steaks grilled with exquisite heat, healthy brand-name local chicken “Soshu Koshaku Chicken,” course meals, and more.

Information

Address
2-14-31-6 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone number
0120-759-682
Distance from hotel
Approximately 13 minutes by train and on foot

PM2:30

Ueno Zoo

Japan’s first zoo with the highest number of visitors!

This is the first zoo opened in Japan, where giant pandas have visited and various animals have been successfully bred. Visitors can see a variety of animals, including rare animals such as the dwarf hippopotamus and okapi, giraffes, tigers, and elephants. The Ueno Zoo is committed to the preservation of wild animals, and signs for each animal in its care indicate its extinction risk level. In September 2020, “Panda’s Forest” opened and the zoo is bustling with visitors.

Information

Address
9-83 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone number
03-3828-5171
Hours
9:30 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m. (Admission until 4:00p.m.)
Closed
Every Monday (if Monday falls on a national holiday, the park is closed the following day) 12/29 – 1/1
Distance from hotel
Approximately 20 minutes by train and on foot

PM4:30

NIPPORI FABRIC TOWN (SEN-I GAI)

A textile wholesale district where stores dealing with fabrics gather.

Centering on Nippori Station and Nippori Chuo-dori Street, about 1 km long, this is a textile town with about 90 stores offering a wide selection of fashion and handicrafts from textiles to accessories and accessories for clothing and accessories. If you like fashion, handicrafts, and making things, please visit here.

Official website: https://www.nippori-senigai.com/en/

Information

Address
Around 3 to 6 Higashinippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
Phone number
03-3803-4007
Distance from hotel
Approximately 1 minute on foot

PM6:00

Hotel check-in

Welcome to Almont Hotel Nippori!

PM6:30

Nippori Syutei Inaba

Carefully selected sake, seasonal ingredients shipped directly from the production area!

This restaurant offers fresh sashimi directly from the production area and hot pot using seasonal ingredients.
The specialty is “Charcoal-grilled Daisen Jidori (Daisen Chicken),” which uses high-grade Daisen Jidori chicken that has three key elements of “umami,” “richness,” and “crunchiness. Enjoy it with a glass of carefully selected sake.

Information

Address
5-36-1 Higashinippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
Phone number
03-3802-4490
Distance from hotel
Approximately 2 minutes on foot

Relaxation time at the hotel

AT HOTEL

PM8:00

Baths

Relax in artificial “quasi-natural” Koumyoishi Onsen® hot spring

Unwind and stretch your legs in a large bath and be healed from the sightseeing and fatigue of the day. There is no higher luxury than the relaxing personal time of soaking your entire body in the calming, warm waters!

Information

Hours
Men & Women

Evening: 4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. / Morning: 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

SLEEP TIME

Back in your room

Going to bed after a satisfying first day of your trip. Rest and look forward to enjoying tomorrow!

How to spend your second day

DAY.2

AM7:30

Nippori South Park

Enjoy a refreshing morning walk or jog

The park is about a 3-minute walk from the hotel. The park has a large plaza and athletic facilities that are popular with many people. The large fountain square in the park is famous for winning the “Handmade Hometown Award” of the “Thirty Small Fureai Squares” awarded by the Minister of Construction (currently Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism). The park is also home to a number of humorous sculptures, making it a great place for sightseeing.

Information

Address
5-19-1 Higashinippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
Phone number
03-3802-3111 (Main)
Distance from hotel
Approximately 3 minutes on foot

AM8:30

Breakfast

After returning to the hotel, time for breakfast!

We prepare a variety of local dishes and Japanese/Western-style dishes to ensure a pleasant start to your day.
We hope you will enjoy a generous selection of local dishes and your favorite menu items.

Information

Location
Hanamomi Restaurant Hotel 2F
Charge
Adult 1,650 yen(tax included)
Child 825 yen(tax included)
Free for preschool child
Adults : junior high school students and older
Child : elementary school
Operating hours
6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
(Please arrive by 9:30 a.m.)

AM10:00

Check-out

Leaving the hotel and enjoying Nippori again!

AM10:30

Yanaka Ginza shopping street

A shopping street with a nostalgic view of downtown.

About 60 stores, mainly old-fashioned private stores, line the 170-meter-long street, which is full of the atmosphere of a downtown area. The variety of stores, including food, clothing, cafes, and general merchandise stores, make it a great place to look for souvenirs. It is an essential part of Nippori sightseeing!

Information

Address
Around 3 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone number
03-3822-2315
Distance from hotel
Approximately 11 minutes on foot

Yanaka Shippoya

Delicious tail-shaped baked doughnuts.

Located in the Yanaka Ginza shopping street, this store specializes in baked doughnuts with a motif of a cat’s tail based on the concept of handmade snacks from the downtown area. Each doughnut is handmade every day, and is a simple, old-fashioned confection that is familiar to everyone from children to the elderly. Their cute designs make great souvenirs!

Information

Address
3-11-12 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone number
03-3822-9517
Distance from hotel
Approximately 11 minutes on foot

PM12:30

Himitsudo

Looking amazing! Shaved ice restaurant.

You can taste our special shaved ice made from natural ice grown slowly in the cold of nature, shaved manually, and made with seasonal fruits and ingredients. It is also famous as shaved ice that looks good, and there is often a long line of people waiting in line. It is a very popular shaved ice shop that has been interviewed by many media outlets.

Information

Address
3-11-18 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone number
03-3824-4132
Distance from hotel
Approximately 11 minutes on foot

Habutae Dango Head Shop

A dumpling shop loved by many great people.

This dumpling shop has been in business for about 200 years. It is so famous that its dumplings have appeared in books written by literary figures such as Soseki Natsume and Shiki Masaoka. You can enjoy baked dumplings dipped in soy sauce, red bean paste dumplings with a rich flavor of red beans, monaka, and other Japanese sweets. Not only as souvenirs, you can also enjoy the dumplings in the store, making it a perfect place to take a break.

Information

Address
5-54-3 Higashinippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
Phone number
03-3891-2924
Distance from hotel
Approximately 4 minutes on foot

Ueno Ameyoko

The approximately 500-meter-long shopping street is lined with many stores selling food, clothing, sundries, jewelry, etc., and is bustling with people every day. A variety of groceries such as sweets, foreign foods, and delicacies are sold, and clothing can also be purchased at very low prices.

■ Approximately 11 minutes by train and on foot

AQUA il forno

Grilled dishes cooked in our special custom-made stone kiln are full of delicious aroma and flavor. We offer T-bone steaks grilled with exquisite heat, healthy brand-name local chicken “Soshu Koshaku Chicken,” course meals, and more.

■ Approximately 13 minutes by train and on foot

Ueno Zoo

This is the first zoo opened in Japan, where giant pandas have visited and various animals have been successfully bred. Visitors can see a variety of animals, including rare animals such as the dwarf hippopotamus and okapi, giraffes, tigers, and elephants.

■ Approximately 20 minutes by train and on foot

NIPPORI FABRIC TOWN (SEN-I GAI)

Centering on Nippori Station and Nippori Chuo-dori Street, about 1 km long, this is a textile town with about 90 stores offering a wide selection of fashion and handicrafts from textiles to accessories and accessories for clothing and accessories.
Official website: https://www.nippori-senigai.com/en/

■ Approximately 1 minute on foot from the hotel

Nippori Syutei Inaba

This restaurant offers fresh sashimi directly from the production area and hot pot using seasonal ingredients. The specialty is “Charcoal-grilled Daisen Jidori (Daisen Chicken),” which uses high-grade Daisen Jidori chicken that has three key elements of “umami,” “richness,” and “crunchiness. Enjoy it with a glass of carefully selected sake.

■ Approximately 2 minutes on foot from the hotel

Yanaka Ginza shopping street

About 60 stores, mainly old-fashioned private stores, line the 170-meter-long street, which is full of the atmosphere of a downtown area. The variety of stores, including food, clothing, cafes, and general merchandise stores, make it a great place to look for souvenirs. It is an essential part of Nippori sightseeing!

■ Approximately 11 minutes on foot from the hotel

Yanaka Shippoya

Located in the Yanaka Ginza shopping street, this store specializes in baked doughnuts with a motif of a cat’s tail based on the concept of handmade snacks from the downtown area. Each doughnut is handmade every day, and is a simple, old-fashioned confection that is familiar to everyone from children to the elderly.

■ Approximately 11 minutes on foot from the hotel

Himitsudo

You can taste our special shaved ice made from natural ice grown slowly in the cold of nature, shaved manually, and made with seasonal fruits and ingredients. It is also famous as shaved ice that looks good, and there is often a long line of people waiting in line. It is a very popular shaved ice shop that has been interviewed by many media outlets.

■ Approximately 11 minutes on foot from the hotel

Habutae Dango Head Shop

This dumpling shop has been in business for about 200 years. It is so famous that its dumplings have appeared in books written by literary figures such as Soseki Natsume and Shiki Masaoka. You can enjoy baked dumplings dipped in soy sauce, red bean paste dumplings with a rich flavor of red beans, monaka, and other Japanese sweets.

■ Approximately 4 minutes on foot from the hotel