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Zoshigaya Cemeteries

4-25-1 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3971-6868
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Dead celebrity spotting

This part of Tokyo offers a sense of history, and you'll certainly find some here. Pay your... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Jason J
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Many famous people buried here!

No everyone enjoys "cemetery tourism," but I enjoy hunting down the graves of famous people. This... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2016
Susan B
Chicago, Illinois
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4 Aug 2016
“Dead celebrity spotting”
21 Jan 2016
“Many famous people buried here!”
4-25-1 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3971-6868
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

This part of Tokyo offers a sense of history, and you'll certainly find some here. Pay your respects to Natsume Soseki, Nagai Kafu and Lafcadio Hearn (aka Koizumi Yakumo). If you're not a Japanese history or literature buff, just walk around for 30-45 minutes and...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 21 January 2016

No everyone enjoys "cemetery tourism," but I enjoy hunting down the graves of famous people. This cemetery dates from late 19th century and with the help of a guide I downloaded from the web I was able to find some graves of notable figures. Even...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Zoshigaya Cemetery is accessed easily from the Toden Arakawa Line's station Toden-Zōshigaya. There is a cemetery office which can provide an English guide-map which is recommended otherwise its difficult to find specific graves which may be of interest. Even so some of the graves are...More

Thank brixtontrev
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

I would not normally go to a cemetery on my holidays however we got off the tram and went for a stroll. It is a well up kept cemetry where people still visit. My friend and i sat on a park benc chatting. It was...More

Thank Teagos06
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Normally we are not keen on visiting cemeteries but after a long story we kind of ended here. The place is peaceful and unique it has a weird tranquility and sense of peace and calm. If you have some time left we can recommend going...More

1  Thank MikeRobins
Reviewed 16 May 2012

Located very close to Ikebukuro, this cemetery is such a great place. Filled with trees, so it is covered with shade, making a walk through here very pleasant. There are many famous people from Japanese history here, including Lafcadio Hearn the famous Irish author who...More

Thank Rohan G
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