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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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  • We followed a walk through this area and were impressed by the well kept cemetery and its grounds. There are huge ancient trees and lovely paths to follow. It is situated very close to the station. A ...  more »
  • This cemetery located near ueno Park's moderately interesting because there for interest only to benefit from the presence of a few graves of shoguns buried in this place.
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  • Very nice to take a walk on this beautiful and huge cemetery. English explanation is rarely present, but enjoy the tranquility and beautiful place is recommended in a busy city like Tokyo.
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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.
  • Beautiful open cemetery with the tomb of the last shogun (Yoshinobu Togukawa)
  • 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.
  • Saw only 3 cats and they ran away from me. Beautiful cemetery though.

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