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Yanaka Cemetery, Taito

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
Feel the spirit of the old Shimatachi ambiance in the vast and tranquil grounds of Yanaka Cemetery. Over 7,000 picturesque and well-maintained graves spread across the huge area of 10 hectares (25 acres). Walk the stone paths enclosed with small gardens and shrubs, and study the modern and ancient graves decorated with flowers or covered in thick moss. Highlights include the cemetery's own police station and the grave of the last shogun of the Edo period, Tokugawa Yoshinobu. A stroll through the famous cherry tree valley is a must in spring. Our Tokyo vacation route planner makes visiting Yanaka Cemetery and other Tokyo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 pla...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Great for a stroll after or before a visit to Yanaka Ginza. Quiet and spacious and easy to get to from Nippori station. Have been told that there are over 100 stray cats in the cemetery but rarely see them.
  • As some might think it's creepy to walk around a cemetery, this one is so beautiful you only realize you're at when you pass the sakuras in the spring. Many cats hang around and they're friendly, so you can pet them.
  • Found this place by accidents while walking to Tennoji Temple, and believe me, this street has made my day. It's very beautiful during sakura season.
  • Beautiful open cemetery with the tomb of the last shogun (Yoshinobu Togukawa)
  • Saw only 3 cats and they ran away from me. Beautiful cemetery though.