Yanaka, Tokyo

A typical shop in Yanaka (2014)
A typical residential street in Yanaka (2014)

Yanaka (谷中) is a sector of Taito, Tokyo, Japan and, along with nearby Nezu and Sendagi, is one of the few Tokyo neighborhoods in which the old Shitamachi atmosphere can still be felt.[1] Located north of Ueno, Yanaka includes the large Yanaka Cemetery, which takes up most of Yanaka 7-chome.


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  1. Yanaka/Nezu/Sendagi (2012), gotokyo.org, official site of Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau. Accessed online 2014-11-17.

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