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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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  • Excellent walkable with traditional homes, shops, temples, Sculpture museum. Great way to spend a 1/2 day in Tokyo. 
  • Is a town in retro and cute cat illusion Showa slipped something like that because cats like to fun town!
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  • ttough the'cat' street was quaint. Bit oversold in the guide book If you get the tube back from Nippori be aware you have to go to Ueno with a Pasmo pass ,not direct to Ueno Kesei (for the airport) un...  more »