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Yanaka Cemetery

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 7-5-24 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 , Tokyo Prefecture
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Interesting for a weekend walk

The streets are full of little temples and shrines. Very interesting. There is also an interesting market street with little shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Tokyo, Japan

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 NEW

A relatively short walk from Ueno Park (maybe 20 minutes) the Yanaka Cemetery is a peaceful and interesting place to visit. There are boards up with maps to help find your way around, public toilets, and 2 small children’s play areas. Take insect repellent because there are mosquitoes (at least in September). Plenty of fresh flowers on graves and incense... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Cats hang around here and are friendly. The graveyard is also enormous and it is worth visiting a traditional Japanese graveyard.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The streets are full of little temples and shrines. Very interesting. There is also an interesting market street with little shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My friend wanted to see this cemetery as a family friend was interned. It was very moving and many people were there burning incests and paying respects to the ancestors. it has a great view back over the city.

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Traralgon, Australia
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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