Yanaka is a sector of Taito, Tokyo, and, along with nearby Nezu and Sendagi neighborhoods in Bunkyo ward, is one of the few Tokyo neighborhoods in which the old Shitamachi atmosphere can still be felt.
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Notable Places in the Area

The is a small community-run museum in Yanaka 2-chōme, . Photo: Mccapra, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The or TNM is an art museum in Ueno Park in the ward of , . Photo: z tanuki, CC BY 3.0.

The is the premier public art gallery in specializing in art from the Western tradition. Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

The is an art museum in , . Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

Localities in the Area

If you want to get a feel for old , in the district is a good place to start. Photo: z tanuki, CC BY 3.0.

Bunkyō is in , north of the Imperial Palace. The name means roughly "Capital of Culture" and, indeed, it's best known as the home of the sprawling University of Tokyo and a series of aristocratic parks and villas. Photo: Lukas, CC BY 2.0.

Taitō is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. Photo: Yoshikazu TAKADA, CC BY 2.0.


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