Located within Ueno Station, the Atré Ueno complex could be described as the epitome of a convenient shopping experience. The venue is home to a variety of stores and restaurants, making it easy to indulge in a little retail therapy or grab a bite to eat before or after your train ride.
Over 60 businesses fill the multi-story complex, including the likes of L'Occitane (beauty and skincare), JINS (optical), Nail Quick (manicures and pedicures), and Meishodo (books). There are too many fashion retailers to list, a branch of the Seijo Ishii supermarket chain, and plenty more.
If you work up an appetite after your shopping expedition, there are numerous Japanese and Western dining options available. A branch of the Hard Rock Cafe, Brasserie L’écrin (French cuisine), Mango Tree Cafe (Thai cuisine), and Ichiran ramen are just a few of the options to tempt your taste buds with.
Along with the myriad of shopping and dining options available, there are also a number of services which are ultra handy for travelers to Japan. One of them is the free Wi-Fi available throughout the venue, which can be accessed in 60 minute increments -- however, you can reconnect as many times as you need to. There is also a currency exchange facility on the second floor, coin lockers if you need a place to store your stuff, and even discounts at certain stores on presentation of your passport (do note you need to have been in Japan for less than 6 months for these discounts).
As for the store payment methods, all major credit cards are accepted including Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express.