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  • Address: Yanaka Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

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Yanaka Tours

Yanaka is one of Tokyo's most charming and traditional districts. The neighborhood is dotted with some 70 temples, which were moved to the area during the Edo era to spare them from frequent fires in the city's more populated parts. Today, the street is home to Yanaka Ginza, a bustling shopping street that runs through its center and that is lined with many of the same butcher shops and produce vendors who operated there decades ago.

Stroll through the neighborhood's backstreets to visit galleries, cafes and craft workshops featuring Japanese pottery, ink prints, textiles, jewelry, and stationery. Tranquil paths wind through the vast Yanaka Cemetery, where sakura trees shade some 7,000 graves, making it a popular spot for a quiet walk and a great location to view cherry blossoms in spring.

Insider's Tip: Plan your visit for late morning at the earliest. Things in Yanaka don’t start waking up until then.

Practical Info

Yanaka is located just outside Tokyo's more populated, modern downtown, and is easily accessible by train. Walk west from Nippori Station for a little over a quarter of a mile (450 m) to reach the district.

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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour, Tokyo, null
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Experience Old and Nostalgic Tokyo: Yanaka Walking Tour

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Leave Tokyo's skyscrapers behind for a taste of daily life in historic Japan on this 3.5-hour walking tour through the Yanaka district. Developed as a temple ...  Read more

Location: Taito, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $69.41
GOOD OLD TOKYO CYCLING TOUR, Tokyo, Historical & Heritage Tours
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GOOD OLD TOKYO CYCLING TOUR

Visit 2 shrines and learn how to worship there Visit Japanese old shopping town where we can enjoy shopping and see good old times of Japan Taste ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs

From USD $92.55
Private Half-Day Tokyo with Meiji Shrine and Yanaka, Tokyo, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Half-Day Tokyo with Meiji Shrine and Yanaka

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This is an original private walking tour which you can enjoy the unknown Tokyo downtown Yanaka area as well as a popular tourist spot, the Meiji-Jingu Shrine. ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $323.92

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