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Yanaka Cemetery

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Address: 7-5-24 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 , Tokyo Prefecture
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Quiet and lovely

A stroll through this place may land you back on earth. The place is packed with tomes and grave stones in varying shapes and sizes. It is a stark contrast to how you see a more... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Johannes Sælsen N
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Brisbane
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691 reviews
316 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We wandered through the very well kept cemetery enjoying the cherry blossoms and small temples. It's just off the Nippori Station and is part of a traditional area in Tokyo.

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Thank BrisbaneBetty
Udon Thani, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Accessible right off the Nippori station it will take you to anothe world. The alleys are lines up with mature trees, the tombstones are all kept in perfect conditions, many if not most plots have plants shrubs giving the impression that you walk through a garden. We were there the last week of march 2017, the sakura were starting to... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The road from and to the JR Nippori station is lined on both sides by delightful cherry trees in full bloom during spring when we were there. The best thing is that the crowds of the nearby Ueno park are thankfully missing. You will be excused at ignoring the cemetery located on the sides such is the beauty of the... More 

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Thank Dhiraj H
Shenley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We just walked through the old graveyard on our way to the Tenno -Jill Temple. The road through the graveyard is spectacular as it is lined with cherry trees in full blume

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Thank Ross B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

A stroll through this place may land you back on earth. The place is packed with tomes and grave stones in varying shapes and sizes. It is a stark contrast to how you see a more western cemetary. You will even find families with kids at a little playground or walking the little paths. The main road cutting through it... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

An interesting place to wander through en route to the old Yanaka area of Tokyo - it's one of Tokyo's most prestigious cemeteries. Interesting to see how the Japanese do death- I've never seen a block of convenient toilets in an English cemetery!

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We recently started visiting an old cemetery near where we live in Brooklyn called Greenwood which is surprisingly nice and not weird at all to spend time walking around. So we definitely had to check out Yanaka Cemetery while in Tokyo. We were expecting to find something with even older with more character and a Japanese perspective here. It was... More 

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Grenoble, France
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This beautiful cemetary in peaceful Yanaka is a jewel. We even met school children in a playground in the middle of this cemetary, supervised by their mistress. The grave of some famous japanese warriors (Tokugawa shoguns) or writers are hard to find because no indication in english. This gave us the opportunity to spend more time in this unique place.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Good place for a stop and learn. See how this traditional Japanese cemetery differs from what Westerners are use to.

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Thank Pruguy
Nottingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The cemetery, and surrounding shrines and temples, is a very peaceful and tranquil spot in an otherwise busy metropolis.

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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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