Meeting point...Nippori Station (JR Yamanote Line / Keisei Skyliner)
*We will inform you of the exact location and meeting time once you register for your preferred class.
From Ueno...4 min (Yamanote line)
From Shinjuku...20 mins (Yamanote line)
From Shibuya...30 min (Yamanote line)
THINGS TO DO IN THIS AREA
１．Nippori Fabric Town
At Nippori Fabric Town you will find an amazing array of textiles, buttons & everything for sewing & crafting. Dating back to the early Taisho period (1910s), the Nippori Textile district has been Tokyo’s fabric town and offers every fabric and sewing tool imaginable. The approximately 100 stores cater for both personal hobbyists and wholesale buyers. Take your time exploring each shop.
２．Yanaka traditional street
It’s only 5 minutes walk from Nippori station to this traditional area where you can enjoy a retro and warm atmosphere. Several lovely shops can be spotted in the area. You can get some lovely souvenirs and snacks. It's a cool pedestrian street surrounded by quiet neighborhoods. A pleasant walk from Ueno Park.
You might know 1000 torii (sacred arch) in Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto but there is one here in Nippori as well. It is believed that by walking through the torii from north to south, evil spirits can be driven away.
４． Kappanashi Kitchenware Town
"Kappabashi-dougugai (Kappabashi kitchenware Town)" is a shopping street between Ueno and Asakusa, which is 20 minutes walk from my cooking studio. There are dozens of stores selling everything you need in kitchen, exception of fresh food. Each shops specialized in something like knives, pans, dishes and more.
５． Ueno Park
You can walk from Nippori to Ueno park. It takes only 20-30 minutes. Along the way, there are many museums and historical places to visit.