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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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A slice of old Tokyo

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Rennes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

By far my favourite neighbourhood in Tokio. The streets and alleys are filled with traditional houses and it simply feels genuine and disconnected from the stress of Tokyo. There are many stands were you can grab a quick bite and the place offers great photo opportunities.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Yanaka has a one of the largest grave yard in Tokyo. Best season of Yanaka is spring! There is open and there are so many sakura and time runs slowly like this movie! SAKURA Cherry Blossoms Yanaka-reien Cemetery youtu.be/BXVeyOLEYXE

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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

Thank Alan G

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