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Yanaka Cemetery

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Address: 1 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 , Tokyo Prefecture

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PEACEFUL PLACE WITH A GREAT HISTORY

No visit to Yanaka would be complete without a visit to the cemetery.This peaceful place with a great history covers an area of 25 acres and is a combination of the cemetery's of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

No visit to Yanaka would be complete without a visit to the cemetery.This peaceful place with a great history covers an area of 25 acres and is a combination of the cemetery's of Kaneiji and Tennouji Temples. In 1872 during the Meiji Era authorities confiscated a portion of Tenn-ji and declared it a public cemetery the biggest in Japan at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It's walking distance from Ueno if you are fit, or from Nippori if you are more economical with your effort. Visit the shopping streets near the cemetery also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was worth strolling through to get a new, and for me totally different experience. We had no particular grave on the to-see-list, but the Shogun family graveyard was worth a small detour. A nice walk from Nippori station down to the Yanaka quarters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

If you are OK with Cemetery's this is certainly worth a visit, graves are unique and quite a good hill top setting. Temples also close by

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

When you take the south exit of JR Nippori Station, you will go up the steps and slopes that lead you to the main street of Yanaka Cemetery. Normally it's a quiet street, but there were so many people on the day I visited (29th March), because cherry blossoms were in full bloom. The street was like a tunnel of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We walked trough here when we escaped Ueno Park looking for Yanaka Shopping street. Very clean cemetery with some trees. Cherry Blossom was blooming but not worth the long walk, unless you have nothing else to do. Lots of Crinkleys cycling along- some of them smile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Peaceful area, beautiful tombs, and lots of urban wildlife in a big park. Enjoyable to walk through at a slow pace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Its a big cemetery but very peaceful and serene place to visit in the morning when its less crowded. Both sides of the walkways are fully covered by cherry blossoms - definitely worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This cemetery area is lovely in the cherry blossom season. You can wander along the main road or between the gravestones. The trees are pretty and it is a peaceful area. In many of the temple sites there are lovely cherry trees too. There are many Japanese-style small shops which are worth looking at for typical souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Stunning when the cherry blossoms are out! Turn the corner into the cemetery and you're greeted by a beautiful lane lined by sakura trees. If you walk down, the petals fall all around you. The cemetery is spacious and serene and you'll be able to find corners with no people at all. Pop into the aisles and look at the... More 

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Address: 1 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa

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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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