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Yanaka Cemetery

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Address: 7-5-24 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 , Tokyo Prefecture
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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

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Peaceful

The cemetery, and surrounding shrines and temples, is a very peaceful and tranquil spot in an otherwise busy metropolis.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cemetery, and surrounding shrines and temples, is a very peaceful and tranquil spot in an otherwise busy metropolis.

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Blanquefort, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Yanaka, and mainly its cemetery is mainly a question of personnal approach. Here death seems not to be considered as anything else than part of life. Makes your own opinion ...

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Brunswick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a bit out of the way, but very much worth the walk, even in 35+ degrees. It was nearly deserted when we visited, which gave it all a bit more atmosphere. The grave of the last shogun was nice, but the other graves are also very interesting to behold. On the way there's a few European influences, a real... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Beautiful Yanaka off the beaten path. The cemetery is spectacular, secluded, silent, peaceful, only populated by a bunch of crows, which give it a perfect atmosphere. We discovered that right outside one of the gates of the cemetery there is a tour bus that travels through Yanaka leaving us just off from Yanaka Ginza street. The same bus takes in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Traveling cemeteries can be enjoyable as well. It is interesting to see how people tend to their dead. It is usually calm and peaceful and a good not touristic place to walk around and relax or contemplate.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A cemetery may not be everyone's idea of a sightseeing attraction but just to walk down the road that runs through the middle of this huge cemetery with it's overhanging cherry trees in full bloom is relaxing and peaceful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The cemetery is not too far from Ueno Park, so we decided to go there for a short walk. It is a beautiful, very peaceful place. While Ueno was full of crowds, we hardly saw anyone at the cemetery itself, although it is maybe 10/15 minutes away. Make sure not to miss the Tennoji Temple with its magnificent Daibutsu sculpture.

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Veszprem County, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We didn't went there on purpose, we just couldn't avoid walking through. It would have been a good idea to search for famous people though, but I really didn't know anything about the place that time. It was the cemetery with the best atmosphere I've ever been to, as well the most ironic. People jogging there and enjoying walking around... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

If you have some time, to walk around the cemetery you will see that are many other prominent figures and historians also buried in this cemetery. Defintely worth the visit!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Never knew a cemetery could be so beautiful. Came during a week day and walked the main cherry blossom lined path; while viewing locals paying their respects to the ancestors. You will need to take the JR Yamanote line to Nippori Station and the cemetery isn't hard to find once you exit the station. You can go there before heading... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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