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

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Quaint, quiet, traditional Japanese area

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This area together with Nezu and Sendagi is called Yanesen. You find exquisite houses with magnificent small gardens (sometimes cemeteries), famous Udon restaurant (Kamachiku), and art and grafts shops, and quiet coffee shops serving house made cakes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old houses, narrow streets, small temples and cemeteries - this is a wonderful neighbourhood to walk around and see what you stumble into (Im talking about the neughbourhood called Yanaka, and not the Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street).

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St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit, I'm looking for a ceramic shop on Cat street. It sold Japanese ceramics and tea. The shop is lovely and we bought some things from it and would like to purchase more on line. However, we don't know the name or address of the shop because our packaging is written in Japanese, of course. Can... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh Yanaka...so quaint and quiet and beautiful! Was such a great place to visit while staying in Tokyo. It's hard to believe a neighborhood like this exist here. We had a wonderful afternoon here. After visiting the the Skytree we made our way to Yanaka via Ueno. It's quite a walk, but really lovely to see all the different neighborhoods.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

It's ok if you like kitsch and tchotkes. Basically, you climb up the stairs from the train halt and make your way downhill past some cute Japanese houses to the shopping street. Maybe it will appeal to you if you like market shopping and quaint shopping.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was our second visit to Tokyo and we were looking for something a bit different. We followed the National Geographic walking tour of Yanaka (found it online, accessed via phone) which led us from the station to temples to the main shopping area - a couple of quaint little streets filled with shops selling a variety of goods. We... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

In past time Yanaka was a small town neighbouring Edo. It became important in the 17th century when during the Meireki taika nearly whole Edo was burnt down and destroyed. After that a lot of shrines and temples were transferred to Yanaka, which make it still the area with the highest number of shrines and temples. Go there if you... More 

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Ojai, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Excellent walkable with traditional homes, shops, temples, Sculpture museum. Great way to spend a 1/2 day in Tokyo.

Thank Jennifer N

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