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Yanaka, Nishinippori, Arakawa, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Graham H
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 Norman P
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

Thank mike66jakarta
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Reminded me too much of boring French cemeteries. Not my cup of tea but if you can enjoy endless grey or black granite....

Thank ramandariley
Reviewed April 3, 2018

In Yanaka residential areas are scattered among temples and cemeteries. My Japanese friend lives there. She accompanied me to see cherry blossoms in the nearby temples.

Thank RayParks
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Strolled around here after the crazy busy of Ueno in cherry blossom boom. Some interesting little houses and cemetery. I wouldn’t come out here just for the cemetery. Interesting, but tough when you’ve no idea what the tombs say; you can’t engage with the stories.

Thank Prudence W
Reviewed January 30, 2018

This stunning district is a must to see, and a local guide is very much recommended. The unusual combination of housing, temples, and cemeteries captivates the mind. The cemeteries are small, because, as out guide told us, only ashes are buried there. You do not...More

Thank dancing-freak
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Came out here for a morning just to wander around. It's hard to believe that you are still in Tokyo - the streets are quiet and it has an almost rural feel. And lots of stray cats. The small temples and graveyards were picturesque. The...More

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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