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“Awesome place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yanaka

Yanaka
Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #14 of 64 Attractions in Taito
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“Awesome place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a beautiful little district where you can walk through streets full of old-fashioned shops and see people living there and enjoying life right next to you. It is very peaceful. The local tourist center offers free walking tours with English-speaking guides who are friendly and useful (they also offer some other activities which I have not used, though)

Visited June 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“A small, quiet town in the centre of Tokyo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Just besides the Ueno park, an island of quiet and peace. Small houses, empty roads, flowers, temples and cherry trees. Interesting restaurants and a very pictoresque shopping street (Yanaka GInza)

Visited April 2014
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Olympia, Washington
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“One of best secrets of Tokyo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This an old town filled with so many wonderful mom&pop shops and great relaxing stroll thru temples, quiet and has this old world japan feeling. The walk and small shops were the best treat for this area. So man sento (Public baths) small market street shops etc. Wonderful place if you don't want to stay in the fast and bustling city areas of Tokyo wards.

Visited March 2014
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“Quieter side of Tokyo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This a safe area to walk around and a good way to get a feel for local life. The Yanaka Ginza shopping street dominates and offers all manner of things to buy, eat and drink - all displayed in an older more original style. Definitely a place to go to experience a more charming old fashioned neighbourhood. Combined this with a visit to the Yanaka cemetery

Visited April 2014
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Darwin, Australia
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“take a walk on the local side!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Loved our walk around the neighbourhood and to the shopping street and shrines. Great to be able to stop off for tea at a locals haunt rather than with tourist hoards.

Visited January 2014
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