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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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Something a little different

Worth a visit to get a feel for something a bit different - I found out toward the end that there is actually a walking tour and if you can find out more apparently some info etc... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alan G
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I cannot imagine anyone wanting to visit a graveyard but for those who are interested in it's history, it's one of the oldest, probably most extensive in Tokyo with a cherry tree covered central walkway & it's most prominent 'resident' was the last shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu. It overlooks the railway line where a side path is cut into the edge... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit to get a feel for something a bit different - I found out toward the end that there is actually a walking tour and if you can find out more apparently some info etc so may well be back if I can gen up on that first. Even without would recommend this anyway

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Cute shopping area that doesn't really get going until 11am, then becomes very busy. Many souvenirs to be had.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

You really still get a sense of what Tokyo must have been like before the great earthquake and the bombing raids during WWII destroyed most of the city. The district has numerous old wooden homes, temples, and shrines, which give it a very cosy and quint feel. There's plenty of family run restaurants, where you can get a quick, good,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We spent a good two hours walking around on a Monday morning. Followed a neat 'walking tour' on a guide book we bought. So quaint, beautiful and peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

You don't have to walk too far from the neon signs to see a simpler side of Tokyo. It's reminiscent of the trendy areas of Melbourne with a bit of old stuff, a bit of new stuff, and some signs of under-prepared-ness for the growth it's experienced. Worth the detour if you're in Ueno.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

There were a couple of temples, alot of Japanese souvenir shops, and I went in the 100 yen shop and bought a few things to take back home...there are a couple of Japanese restaurants..better to go during the week to avoid the crowds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We love Yanaka. The charm of old Tokyo is definitely still present in Yanaka with the rustic houses and shops many still operates as they were from ages ago. Snacks were delicious and prices are definitely cheaper than the rest of Tokyo. Those that are querying where the cats are, the strays of Yanaka mostly roam around the cemetery. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Took the lonely planet tour after visiting the national museum, and this was far more exciting than the museum. Small shrines and temples, very nice living area and a very classic Japanese feeling. The vibe of the area made this walk through the neighborhood one of the greatest memories of Tokyo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

It was a last minute decision for us to walk from ueno park to yanaka. It was a long walk that cut through the neighbourhood. There were shops along the way that gave you a peep into how the locals lived. It started getting busier as we got near to Yanaka Ginza. The shops were not yet 'touristy' and each... More 

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