Ueno Marui

A chic shopping mall with a bit of everything

By Kim    - 2 min read

Ueno is a destination that doesn't lack shopping options, and whether you want to experience a traditional market like Ameya Yokocho or enjoy the convenience of a mall within a train station, this part of the city has you covered. Another mall option you'll find in the area is Ueno Marui, a chic complex in close proximity to public transport.

Spanning a massive 11 floors, the complex is home to a myriad of different retailers — there are stores for men's, women's and children's clothing, beauty and cosmetics, bags and accessories, and plenty more. You'll also find large branches of the home furnishings chain Nitori on the 8th floor, LOFT on the 5th floor, and Muji on the 2nd floor basement.

Foodies don't miss out here either, with the mall boasting numerous restaurants and cafes for visitors to enjoy. Whether you want a quick sweet treat at Cinnabon or Baskin Robbins, or a full sit-down meal at one of the eateries on the 9th floor, you definitely won't be going hungry after your shopping expeditions.

Along with the permanent line-up of stores and restaurants, the mall frequently has pop-up shops taking place for limited timeframes. These are listed in advance on the mall's official website, so it's worth taking a peek at what's on offer before your visit.

For travelers, Ueno Marui also offers free WiFi which can be used in 30 minute increments up to 5 times a day, and tax-free shopping in certain stores on presentation of your passport.

Getting there

Ueno Marui is located just two minutes on foot from Ueno Station.

For those who opt to drive, the closest parking lot is the Ueno Parking Center, which is charged at a rate of 250 yen per 30 minute increment. Parking can be validated based on purchases within the Ueno Marui complex.

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Elizabeth S 5 days ago
I had a great yukata shopping experience here with two European guests. The staff were friendly and helped us pick out yukata and accessories that suited my guests' tastes. Fun dress-up time!
Kim Author 5 days ago
Sweet memories! :)
Elena Lisina 6 days ago
I always feel lost in big shopping centers with enormous choice of anything! :) Prefer small shops. ;)
Kim Author 6 days ago
For me it depends on what I'm looking for! I like both!
Sleiman Azizi a week ago
Curiously, a building that is easily missed with all of the other attractions available in the area!
Kim Author a week ago
I think that's a testament to just how much great shopping Ueno has to offer. A bit of an under the radar gem in that regard!