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Yanaka Cemetery

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

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Cemetery full of cherry blossoms!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Found this area last year but seeing it with all the cherry blossom trees blooming totally gave it a different feel. Lots of folks there the weekend I went and you could see folks visiting family as well as enjoying the trees. Many of the graves have amazing stones and constructs so its worth it to go there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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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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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.