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Yanaka Cemetery

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Address: 7-5-24 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 , Tokyo Prefecture
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank leffertslady
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.

Thank henrivantilburg
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank Mojitoargos
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

Thank MissRou
Sakado, Japan
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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 

Thank Erik T
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!

Thank MinaLim_KUL
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 

Thank Don F
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

It probably appears very morbid to be reviewing a cemetery, but this place is just wonderful. Lots of people around tending to their relative's graves, lots of life, flowers and people just taking it all in. It is also a wonderful (and probably one of the most unusual) place to view Sakura. To get here I walked through Ueno Park... More 

Thank Emma C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We enjoyed walking through here on a Sunday to watch the locals hire brushes and buckets to clean the graves and add fresh flowers. Take JR to Nippori.

Thank wombatdavid
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

This place is more like a Park than a Cemetery. It is a very peaceful place and not difficult to find. You will notice that there are a lot of people there taking a stroll. Nice place to be.

Thank arhlau

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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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