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Yanaka Cemetery

7-5-24 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3821-4456
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7-5-24 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3821-4456
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We recently started visiting an old cemetery near where we live in Brooklyn called Greenwood which is surprisingly nice and not weird at all to spend time walking around. So we definitely had to check out Yanaka Cemetery while in Tokyo. We were expecting to...More

Thank Natek3232
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This beautiful cemetary in peaceful Yanaka is a jewel. We even met school children in a playground in the middle of this cemetary, supervised by their mistress. The grave of some famous japanese warriors (Tokugawa shoguns) or writers are hard to find because no indication...More

Thank stism
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Good place for a stop and learn. See how this traditional Japanese cemetery differs from what Westerners are use to.

Thank Pruguy
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The cemetery, and surrounding shrines and temples, is a very peaceful and tranquil spot in an otherwise busy metropolis.

Thank Russ1470
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Visiting Yanaka, and mainly its cemetery is mainly a question of personnal approach. Here death seems not to be considered as anything else than part of life. Makes your own opinion ...

Reviewed 29 July 2016

It's a bit out of the way, but very much worth the walk, even in 35+ degrees. It was nearly deserted when we visited, which gave it all a bit more atmosphere. The grave of the last shogun was nice, but the other graves are...More

2  Thank GilbertandYumi
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Beautiful Yanaka off the beaten path. The cemetery is spectacular, secluded, silent, peaceful, only populated by a bunch of crows, which give it a perfect atmosphere. We discovered that right outside one of the gates of the cemetery there is a tour bus that travels...More

2  Thank leffertslady
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Traveling cemeteries can be enjoyable as well. It is interesting to see how people tend to their dead. It is usually calm and peaceful and a good not touristic place to walk around and relax or contemplate.

1  Thank henrivantilburg
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A cemetery may not be everyone's idea of a sightseeing attraction but just to walk down the road that runs through the middle of this huge cemetery with it's overhanging cherry trees in full bloom is relaxing and peaceful.

1  Thank Mojitoargos
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The cemetery is not too far from Ueno Park, so we decided to go there for a short walk. It is a beautiful, very peaceful place. While Ueno was full of crowds, we hardly saw anyone at the cemetery itself, although it is maybe 10/15...More

1  Thank Joanna D
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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