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7-5-24 Yanaka, Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit but not during a zombie outbreak because they will rise from the grave and bite your brain up. Brain ramen is popular with Japanese zombies. I really enjoyed visiting. It's fascinating to see how another culture buries their loved ones. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

My interest in visiting this cemetery was to experience Japanese culture and tradition. I admire the Japanese values of honor and respect and I found them epitomized in this traditional cemetery. There were many fine examples of interesting gravesites, a Buddhist temple near the entrance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

Probably not worth visiting in the colder months, since it's very cold inside and quite creepy at night. Heard it's beautiful in the spring, tho!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mmcal
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Yanaka is known for many things besides the street food and bargain buys. The famous slope to one of the cemeteries is better than most treadmills. But do be wary of one or two cafes that insists that each guest orders at least a drink,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DrTChongSG
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a peaceful place to stroll around and explore. It’s a very large cemetery so you have no chance of finding the grave of the last Shogun without a map. Fortunately we came across one, see photo below.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed October 24, 2018

The Japanese have a difference approach to death and the honoring of the dead. It's certainly reflected in this cemetery. There are some very special headstones as well as the grave of the last Shogun. Educate yourself prior to visiting about the history of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Walking through the Yanaka Cemetery was very interesting. It was old, yet progressive. So elaborate, peaceful and well kept. I can see why the local people take strolls through the cemetery. And who would have thought that the last shogun was entombed there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Milikena
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cemetery. Very calm and tranquil place where you can have a relaxed stroll. The local area is full of little hidden gems too, great area to explore and it’s not been overrun with tourists.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Irchargoodlad
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Really interesting place to walk through. Off the beaten path and few other tourists and very different from Western cemeteries. Worth visiting if you're in the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jhsnail
Reviewed June 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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