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
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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.
I started at Nezu station. I was on bicycle, but you can get there by Chiyoda line. Walk along the Kototoi Dori, the big street into Yanaka. After the first trafics lights, you can go left into small streets towards a small cemetary. There you...More
Yanaka--in particular, Yanaka Ginza--is more authentic than Nakamise-dori, but it has taken on that tourist-trap vibe. The excuses to come here are to explore the local cemetery and the beautiful home of sculptor Asakura Chose.
Walking around the streets in Yanaka proved to be a lovely and peaceful way to spend a sunny day in Tokyo. You cannot enter the shrines but can walk around. I was fascinated by the tall inscribed wooden planks which are prayers to the dead.
We had read about the Yanesen area in a booklet in the reception area of our hotel in Tokyo and looking forward to visiting the promised quaint area in Tokyo. After looking at the cherry blossoms in Ueno park we headed to the Yanesen made...More
I had read about this neighborhood in a guide book and really wanted to explore it. Everyone in our group had other plans for our free afternoon so I took off on my own. I planned to walk from Ueno park after stopping there for...More
Yanaka Ginza as such, has not much to offer, mainly few deep fried food and beer/liquor vendors. For a look at the Japanese way of life visit the local supermarket. Best is to start from Nippori station and go to the temple inside the cemetery...More
Walked here from Ueno Park after joining the huge crowds there for cherry blossom viewing. It took about 15 mins from leaving Ueno Park to reach the cemetery and then another 15 mins to go through the cemetery (or at least it would have done...More