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Yanaka, Nishinippori, Arakawa, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

An eclectic mix of old & new in this quaint Japanese village. Easily accessible by train. There are quite a lot of cemeteries in this village and they exudes a sense of calmness and serenity all around. Good for a 2 hour visit

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Reviewed September 14, 2018

ok the main street is touristic, but everything else around it is worth visiting, I loved the cemetry

1  Thank petrus_grotius
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We walked from Sendagi to Nippori for fun. Then we found YANAKA. Some old traditional Janpan and some western country style mixed un usually places. Fun to walking around and looking around place.

Thank Seiko H
Reviewed July 25, 2018

A very nice place to imgine how the life in the Edo era may have been. Walking through the little streets of the area and and feasting on the beautiful shrines, and homes which are still intact gave such a refreshing difference to busy central...More

2  Thank Twinkle_T0es_Diva
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This area wasn't originally on our list of must-sees in Tokyo, but the afternoon we spent here was one of the highlights of our visit. It's a charming, relaxed area with lots of opportunities to wander and get lost and soak up the atmosphere. There...More

Thank schweiz2816
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

This is what Family suburbs used to look and feel like before the developers and apartment builders started their work! It consists of houses and quaint shops in small streets and neighborhood places with locals going about their business ignoring the hundreds of tourists, both...More

2  Thank 66grahamh
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited this more residential area with the guide which we hired for the day, a highlight of our day, but the good tourist guides often plan a walk as part of their write up in Tokyo so you can visit independently. Peaceful part of...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We took a walk through ‘the old’ of Tokyo. We weren’t sure how this would go but it ended up being a really good day - we learnt so much about life in Tokyo, from the ‘local’ perspective. It is an area that is an...More

Thank normanp311
Reviewed April 25, 2018

My guide DK eyewitness has a 90 minute walk. Trouble is we never know which exit is the correct one to exit the station. Got lost but still saw a lot of the district. I understand that this section of Tokyo was spared the bombing...More

Thank orin o
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Yanaka is one of few areas in Tokyo which survived both the great Kanto earthquake and Allied bombings so the houses here looks like we are in rural Japan. Many are modernized but some are still wooden houses. Best time to visit this area when...More

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November 6, 2018|
Response from 66grahamh | Reviewed this property |
It’s available all year round, as it’s a suburb of Tokyo, where locals live, work and shop. Tourists are simply observing the local scene. It will be cool at that time of year so dress appropriately, as there is a lot of... More
Conor C
July 21, 2017|
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Response from grisha-on-the-road | Reviewed this property |
There are two very good ryokan - traditional hotels/hostels - tatami rooms with futons. Both mainly cater for westerners. Sawanoya (I have written a review) is the most popular and there is Annex katsutaro Ryokan, slightly... More
Liam S
May 27, 2016|
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Response from akinewyork2014 | Reviewed this property |
We also explored Yanaka on our own and we really enjoyed the area! The backstreet alleys of Yanaka are especially nice with beautiful old wooden buildings that survived the bombings during the war. We loved "Ueno Sakuragi... More