You want to cook an Asian Cuisine but you don’t know where to buy ingredients? Worry no more because we got you! We have an answer to your problem! Visit the Asian Underground Market in Ueno.

Ueno Asian Underground Market is located in the basement of Ameyoko Center Building  (アメ横センタービル) . This underground market will surely transport you to South East Asia as the stalls here sells goods from South East Asia and China and goods that you don’t normally see in normal markets and groceries in Japan.

Ameyoko Center Building

Entrances to Underground Market on Ameyoko Center Building

Goods that are sold here are both dry and wet goods. Not only that, in this market also, you can buy fresh meat and live seafood.

For fresh meat, butchers also sell internal organs which are not sold at a Japanese normal butchers.

You can buy more seafood like Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps, different kinds of fish which are still alive and fresh.

You can also buy seasoning, spices, and condiments  here that you miss if you’re from a South East Asian country like Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, and China.

Aside from those, you can also buy vegetables that are not sold in normal market and groceries in Japan.

And lastly, you can also buy canned goods, toothpaste, deodorants, soaps and other goods that are sold in South East Asian countries.

How to get there?

  • 6-minute walk from Ueno Station
  • 4-minute walk from Naka-Okachimachi Station
  • 3-minute walk from Okachimachi Station