Category: Yanaka

Yanaka Ginza – Edo Period Neighborhood

Yanaka Ginza (谷中ぎんざ) is a charming, traditional, shopping district in the center of Yanaka(谷中), Taito-ku, Tokyo. This shopping district has an atmosphere which brings you back to the Edo Period. There are about 70 shops which sell traditional house accessories, delicious food and more. During holidays and weekend it can...

Tennoji Temple and Cemetery in Yanaka, Tokyo

The Tennoji Temple (天王寺) in Yanaka, Tokyo is a beautiful Temple bordering Yanaka cemetery. The Temple was originally constructed in 1274. It has a large, impressive Buddha and a statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. During warm weather you’ll often see cats relaxing around the Temple and the cemetery....