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Yanaka

Address: Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #12 of 64 Attractions in Taito
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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

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Tokyo, Japan
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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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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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134 reviews 134 reviews
50 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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San Diego, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Make time in your schedule for a visit to Yanaka - you will be glad you did, It is a great little area to just walk around and get a feeling for a quieter side of Tokyo. Start with the little-Ginza shopping street and then wander off from there as time and interest permits. The Tourist Info Centers have a... More 

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