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.
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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
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.
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
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
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
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