Yanaka Cemetery
Yanaka Cemetery
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Neighbourhood: 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 sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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Martina1888
Inverness, UK507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A huge cemetery in peaceful Yanaka. It's a very atmospheric and serene place and gets you away from Tokyo's crowds.
Written 5 December 2023
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T&F
Montreal, Canada685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We had added this stop on our adventures through Yanaka. Our guide had incorporated it in our customized tour as per our request. This is not a spooky cemetery, it is full of history and beauty. It is very calming and peaceful. Having a guide to navigate was a great plus for an enriched experience. Yanaka in itself is beautiful!
Written 9 April 2023
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Bob H
Watsonville, CA1,144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I would not go out of way to see this place, but it does have some interesting sights. Considering the tight spaces in Toyko, it was a little strange to see this place. There were some nice little shrines to check out.
Written 2 December 2022
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BROs IN JAPAN
Japan183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
When talking about having a pleasant walk the first think that will come to mind is probably a park and not a cemetery. Still, the Yanaka Cemetery should definitely be on your bucket list if you're looking for an atmospheric afternoon stroll.
Its historical value, peaceful silence and feline inhabitants all add to the cemetery's charm. We'd recommend coming in Spring to enjoy some Sakura at the same time.

But please do keep in mind to be respectful when you're on the cemetery grounds.
Written 21 September 2020
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Alison B
98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We walked through this cemetery on our way to Tennoji Temple and Yanaka Ginza street. It is expansive with a lot of small paths/trails to walk down. It was interesting to see the diversity of markers/memorials throughout the cemetery. There were some sites that had not been visited for a long time while others were pristine. It was a peaceful walk to the Temple.
Written 12 January 2020
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RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2,866 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
As it wasn’t a cherry blossom season, it was very quiet and peaceful. My friend told me that it’s quite safe to walk alone from Nippori Station even after dark. It’s well lit, but that’s unimaginable!
Written 23 October 2019
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NST
Lichfield, UK160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
It's a cemetery. It's atmospheric and apparently good at the right time of year for the cherry blossom. Other than that, not much more to say.
Written 2 August 2019
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KidBucketList
Sydney, Australia170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
On my fifth trip to Tokyo I thought to do something outside the box and headed to Yanaka Cemetery, having only visited Sydney’s Rookwood a week early, to compare.

The cemetery is a calm place. Serene, with beautiful trees and stone pathways that you can wander and take note of the various graves.

Along the way you will find a few children’s parks. There are also rest stops, old pagoda ruins and a sprinkling of shrines.

I enjoyed the sense of calm within such a complex and often noisy city
Written 21 July 2019
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Sarah53187
Dunedin, New Zealand605 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I enjoyed walking around Yanaka Cemetery and soaking up the local history. It's an interesting, beautiful place. There are lots of cherry trees here & they would be beautiful in late March/early April when in bloom.
Written 6 July 2019
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Annette HC
Colmar, France117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the atmosphere in the district surrounding the cemetery as we walked to it. The cemetery is fascinating with its grave markers (very different to those Westerners are used to). The last shogun lies here. Its worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written 29 June 2019
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