As it's one of the main rail hubs on my side of town, I pass through Ueno on an almost daily basis. If I don't pass through it, it's probably because I'm making a point of missing its rush hour crowds. I seldom make Ueno my actual destination these days. But why? It's charms are many and obvious. From Ameyoko - bustling market style shopping district - to the galleries and museums of Ueno Park, to the lakeside walks and the zoo, to the station itself. I took the chance yesterday to stop awhile and enjoy something of those charms. I'm glad I did.