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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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  • Yanaka Ginza as such, has not much to offer, mainly few deep fried food and beer/liquor vendors. For a look at the Japanese way of life visit the local supermarket. Best is to start from Nippori stati...  more »
  • S time seems to be stopped at Tanaka. Tokyo D forward is there, with these great houses, these alleys or must go to the adventure. Yes everything here is no longer the city that never sleeps, with these neon signs and what makes that love this crazy, wonderful planet. A shopping street with shops in the old or it succumbed to shopping (as often), essential place
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  • Walked here from Ueno Park after joining the huge crowds there for cherry blossom viewing. It took about 15 mins from leaving Ueno Park to reach the cemetery and then another 15 mins to go through the...  more »