We wandered through the very well kept cemetery enjoying the cherry blossoms and small temples. It's just off the Nippori Station and is part of a traditional area in Tokyo.
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Accessible right off the Nippori station it will take you to anothe world. The alleys are lines up with mature trees, the tombstones are all kept in perfect conditions, many if not most plots have plants shrubs giving the impression that you walk through a...More
The road from and to the JR Nippori station is lined on both sides by delightful cherry trees in full bloom during spring when we were there. The best thing is that the crowds of the nearby Ueno park are thankfully missing. You will be...More
We just walked through the old graveyard on our way to the Tenno -Jill Temple. The road through the graveyard is spectacular as it is lined with cherry trees in full blume
A stroll through this place may land you back on earth. The place is packed with tomes and grave stones in varying shapes and sizes. It is a stark contrast to how you see a more western cemetary. You will even find families with kids...More
An interesting place to wander through en route to the old Yanaka area of Tokyo - it's one of Tokyo's most prestigious cemeteries. Interesting to see how the Japanese do death- I've never seen a block of convenient toilets in an English cemetery!
We recently started visiting an old cemetery near where we live in Brooklyn called Greenwood which is surprisingly nice and not weird at all to spend time walking around. So we definitely had to check out Yanaka Cemetery while in Tokyo. We were expecting to...More
This beautiful cemetary in peaceful Yanaka is a jewel. We even met school children in a playground in the middle of this cemetary, supervised by their mistress. The grave of some famous japanese warriors (Tokugawa shoguns) or writers are hard to find because no indication...More
Good place for a stop and learn. See how this traditional Japanese cemetery differs from what Westerners are use to.