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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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Different part of Tokyo

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rennes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank RaoulJean
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank varun_mukthi
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank RomanMAG
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank RearviewMirror92
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Thank TripItch
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78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jimmy E

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