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“Old Edo's still alive”
Review of Yanaka

Yanaka
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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour
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$317.66*
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Private Half-Day Tokyo Tour including the Meiji Jingu and Yanaka
Ranked #11 of 367 things to do in Taito
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

A real old Tokyo. Some of the buildings are clearly 19th century. Lots of temples with very interesting statues. A sculptor/architect museum Asakura Choso is a great palce to visit, very philosophical; unfortunately it's under renovations till 2013 I believe. Nearby there is a great street market - I think it was on Saturday that I strolled through it. Overall, it is a nice and cozy neighborhood to spend half a day hiking through, small museums and shops, and temples and old Edo's architecture, the only down side, if you are picky about it - lots of cemeteries around, no wonder, it's a real old part of town.

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Reviewed March 30, 2012

Very different from ours; Buddhists cremate, so they can bury the remains of lots of people in small spaces. This vast, clean cemetery is worth seeing.

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

We stayed in Yanaka (Annex Katsutaro), but even if you stay elsewhere, the main pedestrian street of Yanaka is a great trip of an evening. Get off at either Nippori (JR line) or Sendagi (subway) and wander along a car-free street, lined with yakitori and sushi stalls. It seems to be busiest in the early evening.

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Reviewed December 28, 2011

We stayed in a ryokan in Yanaka. The neighbourhood was bustling during the day but quiet at night. There is a lovely street full of little shops and restaurants that were fun to explore. Even though we could not speak Japanese the locals made us welcome and we ate in lots of restaurants that did not have English menus or pictures. The cemetery and temples in the area were very interesting and not focusing on the tourist dollar (which was nice). All up a nice area tostay and explore.

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Reviewed October 9, 2011

Probably best to go with an English map or you will get lost really fast, but this is one of the more authentic areas of old Tokyo that hasnt been over run by 7-11s and Starbucks. Highly recommend any of the coffee shops around there, and wandering in to any of the little shops. Bring your camera and take lots of pictures.

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