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Yanaka Cemetery Park, Tokyo

#30 of 2,025 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Feel the spirit of the old Shimatachi ambiance in the vast and tranquil grounds of Yanaka Cemetery Park. Over 7,000 picturesque and well-maintained graves spread across the huge area of 10 hectares (25 acres). Walk the stone paths enclosed with small gardens and shrubs, and study the modern and ancient graves decorated with flowers or covered in thick moss. Highlights include the cemetery's own police station and the grave of the last shogun of the Edo period, Tokugawa Yoshinobu. A stroll through the famous cherry tree valley is a must in spring. Make your Tokyo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • When talking about having a pleasant walk the first think that will come to mind is probably a park and not a cemetery. Still, the Yanaka Cemetery should definitely be on your bucket list if you're...  more »
  • We walked through this cemetery on our way to Tennoji Temple and Yanaka Ginza street. It is expansive with a lot of small paths/trails to walk down. It was interesting to see the diversity of...  more »
  • It’s a lesser known Sakura viewing spot. One of the most amazing spots in fact.
  • I love cemeteries, and if you do too, it should definitely be on your to-see list. It's huge, it's perfect for a long lazy stroll on a sunny winter day, and it's beloved by all Tokyo cats. Come here in spring for unforgettable cherry blossom views.

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