Ueno Ueno is centred around a market underneath the railway tracks. Stalls selling vegetables and street food are crammed in next to souvenirs and clothes shops. There are also buzzing restaurants in the alleyways next to the market and nearby is one of Tokyo's main parks.
I'm not sure if Tokyo is officially the biggest city in the world, but it feels like it. What surprised me is that the neighbourhoods are all so different. We spent a month in Tokyo – walking, exploring, eating – and these.
A Tokyo neighbourhood guide
Akihabara Akihabara is the electronic and gaming district, and walking around here was when it really sunk in, Tokyo is kind of insane. This area is all about the huge electronics stores, maid cafes, manga shops, ten-story arcade centres and, best of all, purikura photo booths.
Tsujikiu This area is all about the fish market (although it's best not to mention that after our experience). Radiating out from the market are little streets with traditional shops, standing sushi joints and food stalls.