Yanesen is survived from Great Kanto earthquake and World War. That’s why nostalgic and retro atmosphere we could feel. Yanesen area is huge and like maze, so we recommend these must do’s in Yanesen area.
1. Enjoy Yanaka Ginza shopping street
Yanaka Ginza street is Japanese local shopping street. 170 meter long and 70 shops are there.
You could find local food stand, clothes, supermarket, 100 yen shop, liquor shop, restaurants, tea shop, sweets shop etc.
Enjoy shopping, eating and drinking there!
2.Explore unique temples
So many temples are there in Asakusa. It is said 98 at most, but it’s about 60 now.
But it’s still many temples. Let’s explore unique temples.
3. Visit one of the oldest shrine in Tokyo, Nezu shrine
At Nezu area, you could find beautiful authentic shrine.
In Nezu shrine, there is another shrine called Otome Inari shrine which one has many shrine gates like Fushimi Inari shrine. Perfect to take photo!
-Middle of April – Beginning of May : Azalea festival
4. Feel the Art galleries
In Yanaka area, there are many art galleries. We recommend as follows.
5. Feel Japanese normal life walking through back streets
There are lots of back streets around Yanesen area.
Here are some points about walking backstreet.
-Just walk based on your interest. (Getting lost is also fun.)
-Be quiet. (Normal houses are facing to backstreet.)
6. Try Japanese sweets
There are many sweets shops of over 100 years history.
–Okano eisen sweets shop (Near cemetery ; Bean with mochi sweets)
–Yanaka Fukumaru manju (Near Yanaka Ginza; Japanese cake)
–Ogino dango shop (Near cemetery; Traditional rice cake)
–Waguriya (Yanaka Ginza street, chestnut sweets)
–Nezu Taiyaki (Nezu shrine ; Fish style pancake)
–Imojin (Nezu ; sweets made from sweetpotato)
Our sample route
It takes about 2 hours to walk around.
If you are interested in our tour, please feel free to let us know from here!!
We will do our best to guide you!