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“Resting Place of Many famous People”

Zoshigaya Cemeteries
Ranked #19 of 159 things to do in Toshima
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

After visiting Yanaka Cemeteries where cherry blossoms were in full bloom, we came to Zoshigaya Cemeteries surrounded by greeneries. It’s another cemeteries administered by the city of Tokyo. As the traffic was very heavy, we had a good look from outside the fence line. Our taxi driver told us that many famous people had been buried there.

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Reviewed August 4, 2016

This part of Tokyo offers a sense of history, and you'll certainly find some here. Pay your respects to Natsume Soseki, Nagai Kafu and Lafcadio Hearn (aka Koizumi Yakumo). If you're not a Japanese history or literature buff, just walk around for 30-45 minutes and absorb the peaceful atmosphere, so close to the fleshpots of Ikebukuro.

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Reviewed January 21, 2016

No everyone enjoys "cemetery tourism," but I enjoy hunting down the graves of famous people. This cemetery dates from late 19th century and with the help of a guide I downloaded from the web I was able to find some graves of notable figures. Even if you are not historically inclined, it is an interesting place to visit. Many people walk their dogs here and take a stroll. A warning--lots of mosquitos in the summer. I've gotten very bitten up.

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Reviewed October 10, 2015

Zoshigaya Cemetery is accessed easily from the Toden Arakawa Line's station Toden-Zōshigaya. There is a cemetery office which can provide an English guide-map which is recommended otherwise its difficult to find specific graves which may be of interest. Even so some of the graves are only in Japanese so if intending to visit specific graves a bit of online research might be helpful beforehand Some famous people are buried here - Lafcadio Hearn aka Koizumi Yakamo, Natsumi Soseki, John Manjiro, Hideki Tojo, and for Kabuki buffs Ichimura Uzaemon XV and Onoe Baiko VI (buried side by side) and Onoe Kikugoro VI. The cemetery is a popular place with Japanese who have a different more reverential attitude towards the dead and this place will be really busy over O-Bon Festival of the dead when the Japanese visit their family graves

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Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

I would not normally go to a cemetery on my holidays however we got off the tram and went for a stroll. It is a well up kept cemetry where people still visit. My friend and i sat on a park benc chatting. It was peaceful and relaxing. If you are on the tram line have a look, otherwise it might not be your thing.

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