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Yanaka

Address: Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture (Ueno, Asakusa)
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Ranked #15 of 82 things to do in Taito
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other

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Sarasota, Florida
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630 reviews 630 reviews
74 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Beautiful part of Tokyo... lots of little shops... plenty of cafes to stop for coffee or lunch... Also lots of cats to stroke too :-) One of our favorite places we visited - absolutely loved it here :-) Ignore the comments posted previously in other reviews about them not being foreigner friendly here - nothing could be further from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Good for foreign tourists who would like to feel real Japanese culture.

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Tokyo, Japan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I made a small video of place to give you a better look at what you may expect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9mWWCa487Q If you like temple, old streets and wonder how a Japanese cemetery look like, Yanaka and its surrounding is just made for you! Still, there are a few place to avoid like Yanaka Ginza, people there are really not foreigner friendly,... More 

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Göteborg
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I went to see the graveyard at night with a friend. It was one of my most memorable experiences in Tokyo. It was in the summertime and cats sneaked around the graves. Some bats flew over our heads. The graves were interesting to look at, both beautiful and timeless.

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Dublin, Ireland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Walking distance from Ueno. It's a nice break. A real shitamachi feel to the place. I did not get to see too many shops as I walked very early in the morning. I recommend the place.

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Benitachell
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Take Yamanote Line to Nippori. Immediately after exiting the ticket gates you will find an orientation plan hidden by some plants (it´s on the bridge over the train tracks). Go to Textile Town north of Nippori station and visit the TOMATO shops and many others which have millions of fabrics. Go back over the railway tracks and visit the Yanaka... More 

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Loved it here. It gives a feel of old Japan as you stroll down the ginza. Its a short walk from the Nippori Yamanote station. The small shops range from clothes, food, souvenirs, crafts, etc. Perpendicular to yanaka ginza is yomise dori - if you have time, walk to the 10 yen manju shop - the manju is fresh and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is Tokyo without the suits, the shops, the teens, the tourist traps. Just people living their lives, in an urban environment that is visually and sensuously more interesting than the typical downtown setting. Most interesting is that people live essentially intermixed with a cemetery. If you are an urban explorer this is a place to see. No plan needed,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

lots of shrines in this area and a multitude of little interesting shops, gets you away from the high rise and a little quiet after the big city sights

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I started my walking tour from Nippori station and headed to the cemetery. Here you'll find a map that shows the direction to the Tokugawa family graveyard (last shogun). From here I headed to an old coffee shop (都道452号線 in google earth) and checked out an old sake shop. From here I headed to snake street, so named because of... More 

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