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Yanaka, Taito

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A quaint neighborhood in the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo, Yanaka features meandering alleys, small stores, and a vast traditional cemetery. A visit to this area allows you to discover the capital off the beaten track, as few tourists ever make it this far east. Follow cherry blossom-lined streets to the Yanaka ginza shopping street, full of traditional arts suppliers selling pigments and brushes, as well as unique artisan souvenirs. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Yanaka by using our Tokyo tourist route planner.
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  • Once in Tokyo, you need to visit the old town YANAKA and the best is during the first 2 weeks of April. Words can't describe how beautiful is this town really. Can't wait to go back again  more »
  • Was recommended by online guide. But was rather disappointed with the side trip to Yanaka. I thought Yanaka was rather short street and it does not offer as much things as I had expected.  more »
  • I started at Nezu station. I was on bicycle, but you can get there by Chiyoda line. Walk along the Kototoi Dori, the big street into Yanaka. After the first trafics lights, you can go left into small ...  more »