“Often overlooked, but well worth a visit”
Yanaka is amazing. It has a nice mix of old style Japanese houses, over thirty temples and shrines, a tranquil cemetery where you can enjoy cherry blossoms in spring, a great sunset with a view of Mount Fuji on a clear day, a decent cat café, and of course, Yanaka-Ginza Street; the famous shopping street that runs along a steep slope and sells everything from hand made jewellery, inexpensive street food, hand-crafts, and traditional style souvenir art. A trip to Yanaka is a great distraction for a few hours when you're in and around Tokyo.
Get a glimpse of old Japan in Yanaka with its 70 temples