Inaricho was our local station when we stayed near the more popular destination of Ueno. Inaricho is famous as a Funeral Shrine town – so who wouldn’t like to stay there? OK, maybe being known as a Funeral Shrine town isn’t something that will pull in the tourists from abroad; but it is a great location for staying in Tokyo (especially on a budget).
Inaricho Station is located on the Ginza Line subway route; aside from the Yamanote Line, the Ginza Line is one of the most useful when it comes to getting around the cooler parts of Tokyo. From Inaricho, you’re one stop from Ueno (but it’s only a 10 minute walk if you don’t take the subway) and two stops (or 30 minute walk) from the popular Asakusa area and famous Sensoji Temple. The Ginza Line runs from Asakusa to Shibuya and includes stops at Shimbashi, Omotesando and of course, Ginza.