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Yanaka

Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour
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Private Half-Day Tokyo with Meiji Shrine and Yanaka
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Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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"nippori station"
in 23 reviews
"shopping street"
in 19 reviews
"leisurely walk"
in 4 reviews
"clock museum"
in 3 reviews
"walking tour"
in 9 reviews
"english map"
in 3 reviews
"lonely planet"
in 3 reviews
"great neighborhood"
in 4 reviews
"local guide"
in 3 reviews
"guide book"
in 4 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 4 reviews
"worth a short visit"
in 2 reviews
"ueno park"
in 15 reviews
"udon"
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"interesting shops"
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"small street"
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"downtown tokyo"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yanaka is one of few areas in Tokyo which survived both the great Kanto earthquake and Allied bombings so the houses here looks like we are in rural Japan. Many are modernized but some are still wooden houses. Best time to visit this area when...More

Thank mike66jakarta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reminded me too much of boring French cemeteries. Not my cup of tea but if you can enjoy endless grey or black granite....

Thank ramandariley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Yanaka residential areas are scattered among temples and cemeteries. My Japanese friend lives there. She accompanied me to see cherry blossoms in the nearby temples.

Thank RayParks
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Strolled around here after the crazy busy of Ueno in cherry blossom boom. Some interesting little houses and cemetery. I wouldn’t come out here just for the cemetery. Interesting, but tough when you’ve no idea what the tombs say; you can’t engage with the stories.

Thank Prudence W
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This stunning district is a must to see, and a local guide is very much recommended. The unusual combination of housing, temples, and cemeteries captivates the mind. The cemeteries are small, because, as out guide told us, only ashes are buried there. You do not...More

Thank dancing-freak
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Came out here for a morning just to wander around. It's hard to believe that you are still in Tokyo - the streets are quiet and it has an almost rural feel. And lots of stray cats. The small temples and graveyards were picturesque. The...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

The cemetary was disappointing for me. I usually don't perceive graves as a sight, but this cemetary was particularly uninteresting from an architectural and artistic point of view. The main street and the side streets though, which had plenty of pubs, shops and restaurants, were...More

Thank MyrEle
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Korean Guide book said it is one of the places to visit. It wouldn’t be a must but interesting place to visit. Felt very local. If you visit Ueno area, pls combine with this small place.

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We were following the walk proposed in Lonely Planet, and honestly you may skip half of it (from the park until the cemetery). The most interesting and living part is actually the Yanaka neighborhood with several traditional shops & houses. Quite different feeling from Shinjuku...More

2  Thank BLshanghai
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This neighborhood retains an historic atmosphere that makes it unique: a bit rustic and nostalgic. It includes a large cemetery, with a walled section dedicated to the Tokugawa clan, and a clock museum. The area is known for its cats and great sunsets.

Thank Robin G
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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
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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
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