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Yanaka

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Address: Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Love this slice of old Tokyo

I love the Yanaka area. The shopping street is a lot of fun and feels like a throw back to a different time. The cemetery is a fascinating walk back in time. There are lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeanine W
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Yanaka area. The shopping street is a lot of fun and feels like a throw back to a different time. The cemetery is a fascinating walk back in time. There are lots of little food places as well. I went with kids aged 8 and 12 and they enjoyed the day. Walkable from Ueno if you are... More 

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Semarang, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed walking here, since it's a quiet neighbourhood. There are so many cute shop and cute (and tasty) foods.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint local streets, especially "Hebi Dori" snake street. Nice to see a neighbourhood which has an old and established feeling. Many cemeteries which are also interesting and beautiful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the old part of Tokyo that time stood still. Coming out of the JR Yamanote LIne, Nippori Station, the Yanaka shopping street is in front of you. Walk through the streets and you notice a barber shop, and bento selling shop. These2 shops had stood the times. There is also a cemetery that you can take a stroll.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yanaka is a fantastic old neighbourhood in Tokyo. It's an interesting contrast to the hustle and bustle of modern Tokyo. If you get the metro out to Ueno you can wander through the park on the way to Yanaka. It's well worth spending a few hours wandering through the old temples and streets lined with wooden buildings, finishing up at... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beaten path as many would say. It is an old neighborhood compose of small alleys where you can find a more traditional stuff. Good for an afternoon walk.

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Thank gerlie2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

There's an attractive small town feel to this area of Tokyo - perfect for a few hours stroll. There are many beautiful temples and grave yards along Kototoi Dori, and if you take a right by the Shitamachi Museum (the old-style shop) and head towards the Yanaka cemetery. Don't miss the amazing cafe across the street from the museum

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a small town with a very nice walking street where you can get nice food and a little bit of shopping. Nothing modern about this little town, you can feel the warmth of the people there.

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Thank arhlau
Penang Island, Malaysia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is one of my fav place in Tokyo. Is quiet place, had enjoyable time riding bike around. There are many temples and cemetery here but cemeteries here are pleasant. You walk around the area and children are seen playing the in park and people just sat at the park like any other park.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

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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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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