Tokyo - Peculiar Tokyo: Explore the Former Black Market in Ueno

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Peculiar Tokyo: Explore the Former Black Market in Ueno

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(92 reviews)
Ueno, Tokyo, Japan
30 mins

About the tour

The history of Ueno’s black-market dates back to the post-war reconstruction period, offering a variety of goods. Since then, Tokyo, and by extension Ueno, has become an international metropolis and the energetic hustle and bustle from that century is no longer the same in the city. Nowadays, who are the people who live and work here, who come and gather and spend their time in Ueno? The former Tokyo, the Tokyo that is now lost, does Tokyo’s urban development change the way you can enjoy this wonderful view and its atmosphere? From boutiques, bars, hotels, restaurants to office buildings, family homes, even dodgy shops, you name it, you can find absolutely everything in this city. This is not your stereotypical and generic sightseeing tour. Join Tsunenobu and dive deep into today’s vibrant Ueno. Together, let’s discover the new possibilities online!

Meet Ebisuya


Ebisuya is the most popular rickshaw tour company in Japan, welcoming over 200 thousand customers annually. Over the years, Ebisuya has polished its expertise and repeatedly ranked #1 for to-do activities and experiences on TripAdvisor. Other commendations include the "Traveler's Choice" award for 2020 along many others. Come and enjoy Ebisuya's charm through heygo tours. With a growing repertoire, Ebisuya now also offers an exciting and historically enchanting town tour as well as a tour discovering unknown parts of Tokyo. Join Ebisuya for an unforgettable online tour of Tokyo!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Tokyo with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Tokyo. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Gary W.

19 June 2021


Miya L.

18 June 2021

Brilliant guide!Tokyo is breathtaking in many ways! In fact the whole Japan, it's people and culture are a different universe that everyone who has the opportunity should visit at least once in a lifetime. There is so much to learn from this nation.. Place would be better place if all countries had a little bit of Japan in them, I really mean it. Arigato (thank you) to local guide who made this experience incredible and brought Japan closer to us all who watched the stream!

Anna U.

18 June 2021

it was very active and the feeling of the reality of what was happening was constantly felt. Thank you for your positive attitude and answers to questions!

Chydsanuphong W.

18 June 2021

lovely Japan, miss them

🇬🇧 Jan O.

18 June 2021

Really interesting tour around the Tokyo that locals know. Market stalls, shops, small temples. The very best part was Ebisuya's infectious enthusiasm and joy to show us the sights. Still smiling 😃

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