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Yanaka Cemetery

Address: 1 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 , Tokyo Prefecture (Ueno, Asakusa)
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Ranked #30 of 82 things to do in Taito
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks

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Tokyo, Japan
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 One of the most atypical place to visit in Japan but really worth it... It give you a different perspective on Japanese people and how do they take care of their dead ones... The many temples around are also worth checking!... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I am glad I went to this place. This is already on my list when I return in late March. Hopefully the cherry blossoms are in bloom then. Great place for strolling. I spent about 4 hours there and the surroundings, part of it getting lost in its massive grounds. I took the train to Nippori Station and it is... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The only sounds here are the crows. Pece in the heart of the city. Lovely. So well maintained. A fitting tribute to the people of the old part of Tokyo.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I like cemeteries, and this was was a bottler. Wandering amongst the many funeral steles and urns, I wanted to find the resting place of the last Tokugawas, whose name still inpires awe and even fear. Thanks to two charming and elegantly dressed elderly ladies who were visiting their family shrine, and with my minimal Japanese to help, they found... More 

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rochester, ny
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I walked through this cemetery with my cousins while on vacation. There isn't too much to see but it provides a different perspective on the big city. There are many things you don't see in cemeteries in other countries. There was a playground and a rather large buddha.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is not far from the tourist hub of Ueno park but many people overlook it. The tombs are very impressive and this cemetery is massive. It also contains some shrines that are worth seeing and is a peaceful location to relax

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

It feels kind of improper to rave about a cemetery, but the canopy of trees here are spectacular, and the blossoms falling and lining the street and rows between tombstones with cherry blossoms as thick as snow. Great place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were delighted by the display of cherry blossom within the cemetery ... much quieter and less crowded than the nearby Ueno Park. The area is spotlessly clean and beautifully kept with maps to aid your route through. The graves were different in style to those we expect in the west, but interesting none the less. Look out for the... More 

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We read some reviews and thought this is definitely something we should visit - so we headed over using very loose directions and thinking, well it is supposed to be big, we didn't think there would be a problem finding it.. Errrr, it took us an hour to find the 'entrance' as it is a little confusing as we took... More 

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34 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I must admit that the idea of visiting, let alone rating, a cemetery seemed ghoulish and I really was going to give it a pass, but it's not a morbid place. It's the Japanese use of nature that sets this apart from what most think of when they think "cemetery". The place is filled with trees, bushes and all sorts... More 

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