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Address: Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour
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Bicycle here from Ueno

We enjoy visiting this old part of Tokyo. We go here each time we are in Ueno. It’s a longish but easy walk from the far end of Ueno Koen. Or, for a different experience... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoy visiting this old part of Tokyo. We go here each time we are in Ueno. It’s a longish but easy walk from the far end of Ueno Koen. Or, for a different experience, rent a bicycle in Ueno and pedal over to Yanaka. We did this in December and it was a fun way to get to Yanaka.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite different to other bits of Tokyo and really quite quiet. Both the shopping streets and the cemetery area are interesting to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Interesting, kind of hip, diverse neighborhood. Worth a visit. We did it by bike, which let us see a lot of it. I'd come back happily.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We followed a walking tour I found somewhere. Started in the huge Yanaka Graveyard. (Don't take photos here, bad luck!) We saw many beautiful butterflies hovering around the shrubs. There are many museums and temples here, plus an interesting street market. It's hilly with stairs, so wear good walking shoes. There is a good English map which I think we... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Off the beaten track but so interesting. The streets are lined by small independent shops with excellent crafts. Nice restaurants for lunch. A true look at a more suburban part of Tokyo. Fun!!!

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Interesting shops, an extraordinary cemetery and a choice of shrines and temples. On a beautiful day, what more could you ask for when it comes to a leisurely walk through an uncrowded neighborhood not far from Ueno Park

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

My husband and I walked this area which took in the cemeteries, shrines and some unusual architecture. Very historic in parts not to mention some beautiful domestic gardens along the way. We thoroughly enjoyed stretching our legs and taking in the culture along the way. Something a little different.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This is one of the only areas left in tact after World War II. There are several traditional wooden houses in the area. It's a nice walk through a section of old Tokyo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Reach Nippori with JR line, get out of the station the cemetery side, and walk your way toward Ueno Park through the tiny streets of Yanaka. You will discover a unique, almost rural, atmosphere, quiet but lively with locals; small art galleries, unique coffee shops in old wooden houses, tiny temples....A couple of hours here will have you refreshed before... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The walk around this area exhibits the true japan. Well sculpted gardens spotlessly clean streets and taxi drivers sleeping in the shade. It’s a good place to wander around if you want to try and explore a different part of Tokyo.

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