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Address: 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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In springtime people set out their plastic sheets on the ground and have cherry blossom viewing picnics inside the cemetery grounds. At first I thought it was ghoulishly freaky... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Clayton P
Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

ttough the'cat' street was quaint. Bit oversold in the guide book If you get the tube back from Nippori be aware you have to go to Ueno with a Pasmo pass ,not direct to Ueno Kesei (for the airport) unless you pay extra Its not a long walk though

Thank YvonneNBirmingham
Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In springtime people set out their plastic sheets on the ground and have cherry blossom viewing picnics inside the cemetery grounds. At first I thought it was ghoulishly freaky, but if they have relatives or friends tombstones there, then I guess its a nice way to remember them and have a toast to them.

Thank Clayton P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy visiting this old part of Tokyo. We go here each time we are in Ueno. It’s a longish but easy walk from the far end of Ueno Koen. Or, for a different experience, rent a bicycle in Ueno and pedal over to Yanaka. We did this in December and it was a fun way to get to Yanaka.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite different to other bits of Tokyo and really quite quiet. Both the shopping streets and the cemetery area are interesting to visit.

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting, kind of hip, diverse neighborhood. Worth a visit. We did it by bike, which let us see a lot of it. I'd come back happily.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We followed a walking tour I found somewhere. Started in the huge Yanaka Graveyard. (Don't take photos here, bad luck!) We saw many beautiful butterflies hovering around the shrubs. There are many museums and temples here, plus an interesting street market. It's hilly with stairs, so wear good walking shoes. There is a good English map which I think we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Off the beaten track but so interesting. The streets are lined by small independent shops with excellent crafts. Nice restaurants for lunch. A true look at a more suburban part of Tokyo. Fun!!!

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Interesting shops, an extraordinary cemetery and a choice of shrines and temples. On a beautiful day, what more could you ask for when it comes to a leisurely walk through an uncrowded neighborhood not far from Ueno Park

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My husband and I walked this area which took in the cemeteries, shrines and some unusual architecture. Very historic in parts not to mention some beautiful domestic gardens along the way. We thoroughly enjoyed stretching our legs and taking in the culture along the way. Something a little different.

Thank Queenslandroaming
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is one of the only areas left in tact after World War II. There are several traditional wooden houses in the area. It's a nice walk through a section of old Tokyo.

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