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Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Private Half-Day Tokyo Tour including the Meiji Jingu and Yanaka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 13 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

3  Thank Ycel D
Reviewed 25 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

Thank Rinko S
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

2  Thank iiwitravel
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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.

1  Thank cyndayco
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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.

Thank Jacky C
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I really loved this area! Is like to be in another city. The Comintern is amazing and the streets are like there was

Thank Francesca F
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Conor C
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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
27 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