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Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour
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Private Half-Day Tokyo Tour including the Meiji Jingu and Yanaka
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“nippori station” (23 reviews)
“shopping street” (19 reviews)
“walking tour” (9 reviews)
Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A glimpse of old Tokyo, revamped for tourists, as I overheard a local guide tell her clients. Worth a brief walk.

Thank DimitriVol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Safe and quiet neighborhood. Love the traditional public bath and the little restaurant and shops. A morning jogging in graveyard is also a nice experience.

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a leisure stroll to feel the calm and relaxing "old" Tokyo within close proximity to the ultra modern city centre.

Thank pchu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yanaka is known as artistic and old town - you can find lots of temples and shrines and old buildings since the area didn't burn from the air raid bombing during WWII The number is temples and shrines exceed the other areas. If you want...More

Thank kyokon614
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We chose Yanaka with friends for our stay in Tokyo and it was a good choice. It's a very different part of a city, you feel like being somewhere in the rural area. It's calm, especially in the evenings and you may stroll in its...More

Thank Stepanka40
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Downtown Tokyo is so modern because of the massive reconstruction after the war. But just under 15 minutes from Tokyo station is an area untouched by war, the famous YaNeSen (Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi) area. It is our favorite area with lots of museums, temples...More

4  Thank Ycel D
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Get off at Nippori station. This can be a confusing station, so be sure to check you are taking the correct direction to your exit through beautiful Yanaka Cemetery. Make your way towards Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street for street food and roadside beer drinking session....More

2  Thank Rinko S
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Wonderful neighbourhood just to wander, for coffee shops, crafts and fantastic street food. Walk up the main street and see the cat statues on the roof tops!

1  Thank grisha-on-the-road
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Once in Tokyo, you need to visit the old town YANAKA and the best is during the first 2 weeks of April. Words can't describe how beautiful is this town really. Can't wait to go back again

2  Thank Georges F
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Was recommended by online guide. But was rather disappointed with the side trip to Yanaka. I thought Yanaka was rather short street and it does not offer as much things as I had expected.

1  Thank weeteck1973
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Conor C
21 July 2017|
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Response from grisha-on-the-road | Reviewed this property |
There are two very good ryokan - traditional hotels/hostels - tatami rooms with futons. Both mainly cater for westerners. Sawanoya (I have written a review) is the most popular and there is Annex katsutaro Ryokan, slightly... More
Liam S
28 May 2016|
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Response from akinewyork2014 | Reviewed this property |
We also explored Yanaka on our own and we really enjoyed the area! The backstreet alleys of Yanaka are especially nice with beautiful old wooden buildings that survived the bombings during the war. We loved "Ueno Sakuragi... More