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Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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USD 78.82*
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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour
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USD 315.29*
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Private Half-Day Tokyo with Meiji Shrine and Yanaka
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“nippori station” (23 reviews)
“shopping street” (19 reviews)
“walking tour” (9 reviews)
Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Korean Guide book said it is one of the places to visit. It wouldn’t be a must but interesting place to visit. Felt very local. If you visit Ueno area, pls combine with this small place.

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We were following the walk proposed in Lonely Planet, and honestly you may skip half of it (from the park until the cemetery). The most interesting and living part is actually the Yanaka neighborhood with several traditional shops & houses. Quite different feeling from Shinjuku...More

1  Thank BLshanghai
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This neighborhood retains an historic atmosphere that makes it unique: a bit rustic and nostalgic. It includes a large cemetery, with a walled section dedicated to the Tokugawa clan, and a clock museum. The area is known for its cats and great sunsets.

Thank Robin G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A glimpse of old Tokyo, revamped for tourists, as I overheard a local guide tell her clients. Worth a brief walk.

Thank DimitriVol
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Safe and quiet neighborhood. Love the traditional public bath and the little restaurant and shops. A morning jogging in graveyard is also a nice experience.

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a leisure stroll to feel the calm and relaxing "old" Tokyo within close proximity to the ultra modern city centre.

Thank pchu
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Yanaka is known as artistic and old town - you can find lots of temples and shrines and old buildings since the area didn't burn from the air raid bombing during WWII The number is temples and shrines exceed the other areas. If you want...More

1  Thank kyokon614
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We chose Yanaka with friends for our stay in Tokyo and it was a good choice. It's a very different part of a city, you feel like being somewhere in the rural area. It's calm, especially in the evenings and you may stroll in its...More

Thank Stepanka40
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Downtown Tokyo is so modern because of the massive reconstruction after the war. But just under 15 minutes from Tokyo station is an area untouched by war, the famous YaNeSen (Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi) area. It is our favorite area with lots of museums, temples...More

4  Thank Ycel D
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Get off at Nippori station. This can be a confusing station, so be sure to check you are taking the correct direction to your exit through beautiful Yanaka Cemetery. Make your way towards Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street for street food and roadside beer drinking session....More

2  Thank Rinko S
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Conor C
21 July 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
28 May 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