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Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #10 of 66 Attractions in Taito
Type: Neighborhoods
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Kashiwa, Japan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Streets lined with Shrines and shops that provide an old world charm in the midst of the bustling city. Quiet streets lined with shops and restaurants.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
109 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I loved walking the neighbourhood and the local ginza at night. Shops were closing, but the atmosphere was nice. The cemetery was big and interesting to see. We made a kind of loop through the area and then back to the JR station. I was glad to have gone even if it was just for an evening and there wasn't... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Yanaka has been known as "Temple Town". So instead of houses you see temples after temples. I only discovered recently that there is a touristy street in Yanaka. When you get off at JR Nippori station, take the North exit, turn left and go uphill on the footpath along the cemetery. When you reach the top of the slope, you... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
77 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I found out about this place on line through Fromers walking tours of Tokyo. It gives a guided step by step tour of the area and recommends 4 hours. It is very much a typical Japanese neighbourhood that would have existed a few decades ago yet surrounded by high rises. The shops are for locals selling food and every day... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I visited Yanaka-Ginza, a small shopping street lined with grocery stores and food shops. Cheap and delicious food.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We have visited the cemetery at the end of the Sakura season. It was poetic, the leaves were falling and everywhere was covered in white.

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Newbridge, Ireland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
46 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We walked around Yanaka for half a day. The little shops and cafes are lovely. People are so friendly here. We picked up some cheap food from a stall here too that was really tasty. Some nice temples around Yanaka too. Lovely area to explore.

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Canberra, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It was a lovely afternoon strolling in there beautiful old style Tokyo suburb. We ended our walk by linking up with Ueno Park and catching the train from there. My only remark would be that is you're heading out to rural Japan or some of the old towns outside Tokyo don't be too bothered to try to see Yanaka as... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a beautiful little district where you can walk through streets full of old-fashioned shops and see people living there and enjoying life right next to you. It is very peaceful. The local tourist center offers free walking tours with English-speaking guides who are friendly and useful (they also offer some other activities which I have not used, though)

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Prague, Czech Republic
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Just besides the Ueno park, an island of quiet and peace. Small houses, empty roads, flowers, temples and cherry trees. Interesting restaurants and a very pictoresque shopping street (Yanaka GInza)

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