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Address: Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Genuine 'traditional' Tokyo

Not very famous... But nice and genuine quarter... Very convinient when you arrive or leave Tokyo by Narita: just catch the Keisei Skyliner

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adrien Z
Geneva, Switzerland

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very famous... But nice and genuine quarter... Very convinient when you arrive or leave Tokyo by Narita: just catch the Keisei Skyliner

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice historic area of tokyo worth wandering around as a lot of interesting architecture and very close to the national museum so if you are visiting that have a look around the adjacent streets. Lots of shops and shrines as usual some nicer small handicraft shops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This neighbourhood is located just west of the Tokyo National Museum. It is well worth a visit as it has many points of interest and a different feel than downtown Tokyo or the parks. Strolling through the neighbourhoods give you a strong sense of what it would be like to live here.

Thank Mercury752
Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Yanaka is an old area of Tokyo. There are many temples and shopping opportunities. What I love most is that it is an old neighborhood with many narrow streets and alleys. I loved exploring and imagining what it would be like to live there.

Thank tsuzki33
newbury, berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Hilly area of quiet streets, lots of shrines, small shops, craft workshops, tempting alleyways. Great mix of architecture too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I heard of this place from fruglen Tokyo, a cafe that i visited near yoyogi. I was recommended to go there while doing my inspiration project at MyEspresso Cafe in subang jaya. One thing lead to another and i was here at yanaka walking thru this town with a film camera. I must say its an amazing town. the shops... More 

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Yanaka has a traditiona graveyard with cats in that are friendly. It also has a street full of cat themed shops, and there are also friendly cats to pet. There are shops with traditional and beautiful Japanese wares that are not as expensive as in the touristy areas and are also more authentic.

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

nice walking neighborhood, little shops, artist offerings, garage sale score. pretty architecture. small temples, cemeteries. very quaint. tempted to try restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Came here on a weekend during cherry blossom season along with quite a few locals and walked around the area including the cemetary. Very calm and spiritual place and quite different from the hetic city parts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Sure it's cute and you can see many nice temples and local life but there really isn't anything outstanding about it. I do recommend that you go for a nice stroll IF you have a lot of time in Tokyo but definitely not recommended if you're pressed for time. There are many better things

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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 sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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