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Yanesen Tourist Information & Culture Centre

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Great Location in a great Shitamachi (Old Town) Tokyo Area

Located at the western entrance to the Yanaka Ginza, this is a great location to get the latest... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2015
Daniel J
Hachenburg, Germany
Charming neighborhood...but where are the cats?

Also referred to as Cat Alley but without the cats, this neighborhood has a quaint atmosphere and... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
Lenny T
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Apr 22, 2018
“Charming neighborhood...but where are the cats?”
Feb 3, 2017
“Closed during official opening hours”
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3-13-7 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3828-7878
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Also referred to as Cat Alley but without the cats, this neighborhood has a quaint atmosphere and bohemian culture that is different than the modern vibe you come to expect for Tokyo. There are lots of small boutique stores, a few brand name stores, and...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2017

I came by to see what is available but the place was closed down, despite it being during the opening hours as they appear on the official website. Very disappointing.

1  Thank Matan K
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

I booked a tea ceremony with Yanesen because it was close to where we were staying and the price was similar to others I had looked at. It was great! It was just me and my partner and a translator along with the wonderful woman...More

1  Thank FangirlIncorporated
Reviewed May 19, 2016

After doing a lot of sightseeing in Tokyo, my friend and I wanted to change things up a bit and partake in a traditional Japanese activity. We debated between a calligraphy class and Soba noodle making and opted for the cooking. We should have picked...More

2  Thank CarolinaSajgalik
Reviewed April 8, 2016

Yanesen-, old time Tokyo, is an area of shops along a single lane road. There are all manner of shops of interest. The shops are generally small but quite nice, some quaint. This area is easily accessible from the Nippori station. Also walking around the...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed December 5, 2015

I don't know how much this activity cost because I attended in a group, but it was certainly fun. The center even provided a translator. The pottery master was very good and extremely helpful. The time flew by as he is also quite chatty. I...More

1  Thank Blabbott
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Located at the western entrance to the Yanaka Ginza, this is a great location to get the latest informations on the Yanasen Area (Yanaka and Nezu = Yanasen). The Staff spoke good english and was really helpfull in finding all the places of interest for...More

Thank Daniel J
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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
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