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Yanaka

Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #9 of 65 attractions in Taito
Type: Neighborhoods
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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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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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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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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 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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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
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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
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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This an old town filled with so many wonderful mom&pop shops and great relaxing stroll thru temples, quiet and has this old world japan feeling. The walk and small shops were the best treat for this area. So man sento (Public baths) small market street shops etc. Wonderful place if you don't want to stay in the fast and bustling... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This a safe area to walk around and a good way to get a feel for local life. The Yanaka Ginza shopping street dominates and offers all manner of things to buy, eat and drink - all displayed in an older more original style. Definitely a place to go to experience a more charming old fashioned neighbourhood. Combined this with... More

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