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Yanaka Cemetery

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

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Peaceful and serene - even if you do not usually visit cemeteries, visit this one

With a sense of tristesse on our last full day in Tokyo in sakura season, we returned to walk in Yanaka cemetery once again, wandering the quiet paths, pausing to examine the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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311 reviews 311 reviews
170 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

With a sense of tristesse on our last full day in Tokyo in sakura season, we returned to walk in Yanaka cemetery once again, wandering the quiet paths, pausing to examine the various graves old and new, smiling at groundskeepers gardening and bowing to families cleaning the grave sites. The sakura - blooming and raining petals - made it an... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I study tombs and love stopping by cemeteries when I travel. Yanaka was definitely not disappointing, and I'm sure it will be even more beautiful in a week or two when the cherry blossoms are out. The monuments were lovely and the cemetery itself was HUGE. There were many neat little shrines and temples in the surrounding neighborhood. The only... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

To walk trough all this stones and different ways to honour the ancesters is spcial, even if you do not understand what is written. And this is so huge, but I think that also small cimeteryies in Japan deserve a visit!

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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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Honolulu
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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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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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London
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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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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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Staying in 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.