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