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Yanaka Cemetery, Taito

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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. Make your Tokyo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Qing felt something spiritual Park in the Valley is a real place, so are both comfortable, and this here although not a lot of cat, but they'll see there are 5 to 6 only, when this discussion here cat in the future is not wrong.
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  • August 13, 2017
    If you are thinking to explore the cemetery is macabre is a bad thing is. There was here no thing. It was like a healthy Park.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We went here to look for cats but we didn't see any. There are nice shrines here and there. Not quite sure its worth the trip though.  more »
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  • May 26, 2017
    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.
  • April 20, 2017
    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.
  • June 12, 2017
    Beautiful open cemetery with the tomb of the last shogun (Yoshinobu Togukawa)
  • April 17, 2017
    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.
  • April 21, 2017
    Saw only 3 cats and they ran away from me. Beautiful cemetery though.

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