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Yanaka Cemetery

7-5-24 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3821-4456
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good53%
  • Average24%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nippori station” (14 reviews)
“cherry blossoms” (11 reviews)
“buried here” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
7-5-24 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3821-4456
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"nippori station"
in 14 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 11 reviews
"buried here"
in 2 reviews
"interesting walk"
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"serene place"
in 2 reviews
"ueno park"
in 14 reviews
"full bloom"
in 3 reviews
"both sides"
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"tombstones"
in 5 reviews
"shogun"
in 6 reviews
"death"
in 4 reviews
"trees"
in 8 reviews
"playground"
in 4 reviews
"tenno"
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"tunnel"
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"cats"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Yanaka Cemetery has over 7000 graves within a 2.5 acre site. It is located in Old Tokyo. I found the gravesite decorations very interesting. Much different from any I have seen before. There are many tall sticks with jJapanese written on them. Not sure what...More

Thank Judi L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s a cemetery, so it’s a somber place, but it’s so beautiful. The gravesites are interesting and there’s history here. There’s a temple right as you enter if you come from the Nippiori Station and it has a large Buddha statue in the courtyard. There...More

Thank Deanna9
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

My friend and I walked through the tunnel of cherry blossoms towards JR Nippori Station. As it was on Monday, there were not many people. So we were able to enjoy the blossoms in full bloom.

Thank RayParks
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

A peaceful alternative to see some gorgeous cherry blossom trees without the crowds of nearby Ueno park. Very calm.

Thank ghanbg
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

I am a fan of cemeteries with unusual or old headstones. This was my first visit to a Japanese cemetery and it was amazing! Very beautiful and sometimes elaborate gravesites. I'm not even sure what all of it means. I was especially looking forward to...More

Thank Kathleen S
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

I didn't perceive the Yanaka Cemetery as an attraction or a sight meant for tourists. It had a sad vibe and I felt like I was intruding, while people visited the graves.

1  Thank MyrEle
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

Independant block was secured for the last Shogun's graveyard so you would not miss it. Yoshinobu Tokugawa were living in Shizuoka for many years after Meiji Revolution but then came back to Tokyo and died. His tomb looked like Tombs of famous Chinese poets I...More

Thank Keizo
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

We followed a walk through this area and were impressed by the well kept cemetery and its grounds. There are huge ancient trees and lovely paths to follow. It is situated very close to the station. A lovely peaceful spot in a busy city.

Thank Mon55
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

...especially the closeness to the everyday life: Not fenced, flows seemlessly into the neighbourhood and vice versa. But since when is a cemetery an attraction? Please remove it.

Thank DimitriVol
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

We went here to look for cats but we didn't see any. There are nice shrines here and there. Not quite sure its worth the trip though.

Thank Leland_DLC
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Nearby
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
...More
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