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A family walk to Yanaka

Takes 2 hours

This route is especially recommended for families with small children and people who are interested in Japanese history.

After enjoying a leisure picnic in the park, please visit a library with a collection of children's books.
This library actually has been built more than a century ago in a Renaissance-style structure which parents will also find it impressive.
The Yanaka Cemetery is a large cemetery which is also the resting place of the last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. Let's see if you can find where the Tokugawa shogun is buried.
Once all that walking has worked up an appetite, sample various foods in Yanaka Ginza,the shopping street and savor another aspect of Ueno's many charms.

01. Ueno Park
Ueno Park

01. Ueno Park

Ueno Park is a best place for an early morning run.
During cherry blossom season, try running along the cherry blossom trees.
After your run, you can also enjoy a breakfast at one of the many cafes in the park.
Address: 5-20 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: Open year round
Distance from hotel: 12 minutes

9 minutes on foot
02. International Library of Children's Literature
International Library of Children's Literature

02. International Library of Children's Literature

The mixture of modern and antique architectures give the unique ambience here. The large number of children's books inside make a fun destination to visit as a family.
Address: 12-49 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 9:30-17:00
Closed on: Mondays, National holidays (except Children's Day on May 5), the year-end, New year's holidays, the third Wednesday of every month
Distance from hotel: 13 minutes

15 minutes on foot
03. Yanaka Cemetery
Yanaka Cemetery

03. Yanaka Cemetery

In the spring, this lesser-known spot offers truly beautiful rows of cherry blossom trees. It also marks the burial place of notable figures including former prime ministers, the Tokugawa family and sumo wrestlers.
The Yanaka Cemetery is recommended for visitors looking for an hidden spot that rarely appears in tourist guides.
Address: 7-5-24 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 8:30-17:15
Distance from hotel: 22 minutes

14 minutes on foot
04. Nedujinja Shrine
Nedujinja Shrine

04. Nedujinja Shrine

When you pass through the red torii gateway, you will enter the beautiful precincts of azaleas. The shrine is famous for the God of Marriage, the perfect place to visit with someone special while enjoying the fantastical line of torii shrine gates.
Address: 1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Opening time: 6:00
Closing time: March to September: 18:00
       November to January: 17:00
       February and October: 17:30
*shrine office opens until 30 minutes before closing time
Distance from hotel: 29 minutes

14 minutes on foot
05. Yanaka Ginza
Yanaka Ginza

05. Yanaka Ginza

Yanaka Ginza is one of famous shopping streets in Japan which many local people visit in their everyday life. We recommend to visit the shop along the street and enjoy eating while walking down the street.
If you have a luck, you may even have a chance to try out "beigoma," a traditional Japanese game with spinning tops.
Address: 3-13-1 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: May vary with store
Distance from hotel: 27 minutes

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