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Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour
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Private Half-Day Tokyo Tour including the Meiji Jingu and Yanaka
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

The easiest way to get to Yanaka cemetary is to take the train to Nippori Station -- the cemetary is literally across the tracks, via a pedestrian bridge. Very easy! The cemetary is pretty big, it would take a couple hours to see it all....More

1  Thank K S
Reviewed June 6, 2013

This place is a must when you are in Tokyo. There are great little temples and it is not very busy (comparatively to Sensoji Temple for example). The best temple by far is the Tennoji Temple. Originally constructed in 1274, this temple is one of...More

1  Thank AnjaYates
Reviewed April 12, 2013

lots of cute little stores with great food. croquettes, croquettes, more croquettes. bakeries, yakitori. awesome place to walk around and take in the vibe

Thank duhness
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Our little homework prior to the trip revealed that it would take no less than 3 hours to tour and appreciate Yanaka so we started off in the early afternoon.. Perhaps the easiest way to see the area is to ride the Yamanote Line to...More

9  Thank J&S_Singapore
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Yanaka in downtown Tokyo is for those who seek an alternative to the glitzy commercialism & neon lights that visitors usually associate with the city. Yanaka is known for escaping destruction during WWII so its older buildings & shops, historic temples & cemetery have been...More

4  Thank Elly M
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I go to iranian restaurant near yuuyake dandan in yanaka. It tastes so so but owner is funny and nice, cheap food.

Thank fumi3japan
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Definitely go to Yanaka - not that there is a huge amount to see but it's just such a nice peaceful place showing a different side to life in Tokyo.

1  Thank londongeejay
Reviewed December 25, 2012

In my one week in Tokyo, I've visited many famous places but it was this small unpopular town that I found most memorable. With barely any traffic, I enjoyed walking slowly along the quiet streets, taking in the atmosphere and admiring the variety of architecture....More

8  Thank smellyocheese
Reviewed December 17, 2012

I love Yanaka, see my review of Nezu shrine for more information. One of the quietest, loveliest places in Tokyo.

1  Thank Lindsey N
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Have to see with your eyes to understand. Old fashioned Japanese restaurants, bars and shops. Not easy for foreigners

1  Thank Mirco P
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Conor C
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Response from grisha-on-the-road | Reviewed this property |
There are two very good ryokan - traditional hotels/hostels - tatami rooms with futons. Both mainly cater for westerners. Sawanoya (I have written a review) is the most popular and there is Annex katsutaro Ryokan, slightly... More
Liam S
May 27, 2016|
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Response from akinewyork2014 | Reviewed this property |
We also explored Yanaka on our own and we really enjoyed the area! The backstreet alleys of Yanaka are especially nice with beautiful old wooden buildings that survived the bombings during the war. We loved "Ueno Sakuragi... More