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Yanaka, Taito
(4.2/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Yanaka, occurs frequently in the poster of the station, but that's why downtown Tokyo is intact. Especially Yanaka Ginza is a shopping street, there is a nice-smelling food shops can be found. As an aside, many cats is also famous (laughs)
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  • Interesting, kind of hip, diverse neighborhood. Worth a visit. We did it by bike, which let us see a lot of it. I'd come back happily. 
  • We followed a walking tour I found somewhere. Started in the huge Yanaka Graveyard. (Don't take photos here, bad luck!) We saw many beautiful butterflies hovering around the shrubs. There are many mus...  more »