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Yanaka Cemetery

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Address: 7-5-24 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 , Tokyo Prefecture
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Take A Look At the Names of the Stones

Interesting to know some big guns were sleeping there. A very serene place for a morning and evening stroll

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is more like a Park than a Cemetery. It is a very peaceful place and not difficult to find. You will notice that there are a lot of people there taking a stroll. Nice place to be.

Thank arhlau
Singapore, Singapore
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138 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to know some big guns were sleeping there. A very serene place for a morning and evening stroll

Thank omega123
Baltimore, Maryland
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218 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to end your day. The decoration of the tombstones is interesting to view and the grounds are a nice place to walk around. Watch your footing as some graves are overgrown.

Thank Travelergirl998
Penang Island, Malaysia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is most interesting i stumble upon. A cemetery that is not creepy at all. Seen people here with their dogs, local tour walking around the area, children playing in the park. Some just rest and do some reading here. Quite a pleasant place to be.

Thank dKellin_O
Sonoma, California
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274 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

It is not that often you see a cemetery in Tokyo. This one is large and next to a small temple. I can imagine it is incredible in spring as there are many blooming fruit trees. We walked from the Yanaka Station thru the cemetery and on to Ueno Park. This is a good pathway for a nice walk, either... More 

Thank SonomaRichard
Fujisawa, Japan
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I have visited this cemetery many times, both solo and with family & friends. Very peaceful and interesting. Many famous people buried here. In cherry blossom season it is a delight. A good vantage point also to take in unusual views of the surrounding Taito area and out towards Skytree.

Thank Andrew K
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76 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Yanaka Cemetery is a fascinating place with plenty of historical graves not least of which is the gravesite of the last of the Tokugawa Shoguns - Tokugawa Yoshinobu. It can be somewhat difficult to find but persistence is rewarded by a visit to this place which for Japanese history buffs brings to mind the latter days of the Bakamutsu period... More 

Thank brixtontrev
The Hague, The Netherlands
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Such a beautiful place. About a 20 walk through the neighbourhood from Ueno park. Enjoy walking through the residential area and look out for all the little (hidden) temples along the way some are real gems. Went in the blossom time so the blossoms added to the melancholy atmosphere of walking through a cemetary. very large almost a city in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

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 

Thank wal_on_hol
Graz, Austria
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

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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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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