Yanaka
Yanaka
Yanaka Tokyo
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General information:
Getting there: Subway stations Nippori / Sendagi
From the Asakusa district we walked to the Yanaka district, this district has an old town atmosphere. There are nice shops where one can buy groceries, Japanese snacks (manju), clothes etc. One can see a glimpse of the everyday life of the inhabitants of Tokyo.  At the Yanesen Tourist Information Center one can find information on several classes special organized for tourists, for example Japanese ink painting, playing a Japanese instrument, calligraphy, flower art etc. In the Yanaka district one can find the Yanaka Cemetery, this is a Buddist Cemetery. The grave of the last shogun Takugawa Yoshinobu can also be found on the cemetery. On the grave there are wooden sticks called O-Toba with the name of the deceased and Buddist spiritual text written on them. The Sakura-dori street which runs through the cemetery is planted on both sides with cherry trees, so during the cherry blossom season it is a very special place to be at the end of this street one find the Tenno-ji Temple. The atmosphere on the cemetery is very special, calm and spiritual.
Yanaka Tokyo
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Yanaka Tokyo
General information:
Yanaka
Yanaka Tokyo
Getting there: Subway stations Nippori / Sendagi
From the Asakusa district we walked to the Yanaka district, this district has an old town atmosphere. There are nice shops where one can buy groceries, Japanese snacks (manju), clothes etc. One can see a glimpse of the everyday life of the inhabitants of Tokyo.  At the Yanesen Tourist Information Center one can find information on several classes special organized for tourists, for example Japanese ink painting, playing a Japanese instrument, calligraphy, flower art etc. In the Yanaka district one can find the Yanaka Cemetery, this is a Buddist Cemetery. The grave of the last shogun Takugawa Yoshinobu can also be found on the cemetery. On the grave there are wooden sticks called O-Toba with the name of the deceased and Buddist spiritual text written on them. The Sakura-dori street which runs through the cemetery is planted on both sides with cherry trees, so during the cherry blossom season it is a very special place to be at the end of this street one find the Tenno-ji Temple. The atmosphere on the cemetery is very special, calm and spiritual.
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