A very lively neighbourhood, with many things to look at. Can spend a good 2 to 3 hours here. Good place to snack and sit down for a nice coffee. Not sure if it’s a “pet town” or “cat town” because seems like there is a theme. Definitely a must visit place if you’re in Tokyo, not a very touristy spot yet.
Great place to shop, eat, and have a beer. Nice local atmosphere, and not too busy. We stopped by here multiple times during our trip. The draft beer at the liqueur store at the middle of the street is very refreshing, and the staff are very nice.
Cute stroll through a neighbourhood dedicated to cats. Did not eat, but saw a few restaurants along the way and a few stores/stalls selling on the go snacks and ice cream. Couple of sake bottle shops were selling by the glass. Worth a look. The grade of the street is bit steep and a staircase at one end might make it difficult to visit for some.
Great street to visit after Park Ueno. We headed west through a cemetery and after a 15 minute walk we were at Yanaka. There are some additional spots in between Ueno and Yanaka that we didn't do but Google maps will recommend. Yanaka street is a typical place to buy souvenirs and have some quick lunch. There was also an exchange machine.
There are numerous quaint shops here selling a variety of different things. There are also a bunch of food vendors as well. The atmosphere is peaceful. I stopped here first on my trip to Tokyo and loved it so much I made it my last stop as well.