Yamashiroya has 5 floors of toys, not counting the basement, but it is a cramped and narrow building that isn't very deep. I really liked it as it reminded me a bit of the old Radio Kaikan building in Akihabara with its cramped little hallways and shops. It is not as decorated or spacious as Kiddyland, but it has a gritty old school toy store charm that I really liked and they have an amazing number of toys packed in there. It was quite warm inside despite it being quite cool outside too, just like the Radio Kaikan building.
To get to the store, go straight out the south exit at Ueno Station, and cross the street. It is on the east side of the rail tracks and pretty much right in front of you.
|The big Yamashiroya Sign out front.|
|Looking across the street from Ueno Station. Yamashiroya is on the right.|
|This cool musical dance cat toys.|
|And yes, we found the Cardcaptor Wand!!!|
|Some Cardcaptor Figmas.|
|Batman and predator masks display.|
|Dragon Quest slimes|
|Pretty Cure wands|
|Yes. It is staircase. A panda's worst enemy.|
|Robot cat and dog toys.|
|Around the corner was this cool looking vending machine with a Marvel Wrap.|