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Yanaka

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Address: Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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US$ 80.00*
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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour
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US$ 297.14*
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Private Half-Day Tokyo Tour including the Meiji Jingu and Yanaka

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Temples, cemetary and cat café

I started at Nezu station. I was on bicycle, but you can get there by Chiyoda line. Walk along the Kototoi Dori, the big street into Yanaka. After the first trafics lights, you... read more

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I started at Nezu station. I was on bicycle, but you can get there by Chiyoda line. Walk along the Kototoi Dori, the big street into Yanaka. After the first trafics lights, you can go left into small streets towards a small cemetary. There you find the Gyokurin Temple and the Kanamine Temple. On the other side of this block... More 

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Quezon City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yanaka--in particular, Yanaka Ginza--is more authentic than Nakamise-dori, but it has taken on that tourist-trap vibe. The excuses to come here are to explore the local cemetery and the beautiful home of sculptor Asakura Chose.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking around the streets in Yanaka proved to be a lovely and peaceful way to spend a sunny day in Tokyo. You cannot enter the shrines but can walk around. I was fascinated by the tall inscribed wooden planks which are prayers to the dead.

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Rome, Italy
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved this area! Is like to be in another city. The Comintern is amazing and the streets are like there was

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Kolkata, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had read about the Yanesen area in a booklet in the reception area of our hotel in Tokyo and looking forward to visiting the promised quaint area in Tokyo. After looking at the cherry blossoms in Ueno park we headed to the Yanesen made up of Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi area on foot past the Tokyo national museum. Yes... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I had read about this neighborhood in a guide book and really wanted to explore it. Everyone in our group had other plans for our free afternoon so I took off on my own. I planned to walk from Ueno park after stopping there for the Cherry Blossom festival and started off with only a rudimentary map to guide me.... More 

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Yanaka Ginza as such, has not much to offer, mainly few deep fried food and beer/liquor vendors. For a look at the Japanese way of life visit the local supermarket. Best is to start from Nippori station and go to the temple inside the cemetery compound, traverse the cemetery and end your visit walking down the Yanaka Ginza grab an... More 

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Walked here from Ueno Park after joining the huge crowds there for cherry blossom viewing. It took about 15 mins from leaving Ueno Park to reach the cemetery and then another 15 mins to go through the cemetery (or at least it would have done had we not stopped for so many photos of trees!). Plenty of little shops to... More 

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Walked through Yanaka on the way to the Asakura Sculpture Museum. It was a nice walk through some quiet neighbourhoods. A lot of history. Happened across a 150 year old wall lining a small street which may seem boring but it was really interesting to see.

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We walked from Ueno park through the cemetery and into Yanaka, the oldest part of Tokyo. It is an area that survived the Great Kantō Earthquake and the bombings in WW2 so there are many ancient wooden structures. It's a lovely place to wander around.

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