Last additions - Yanaka Cemetery 谷中霊園
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Sakura latte only during cherry blossom season.Jan 23, 2013
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JR Nippori Station.Jan 23, 2013
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Statue of Ota Dokan who built Edo Castle in the 15th century and thus founded Tokyo. in front of JR Nippori Station east side.Jan 23, 2013
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In front of JR Nippori Station east side is a statue of Ota Dokan who built Edo Castle in the 15th century and thus founded Tokyo.Jan 23, 2013
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JR Nippori Station.Jan 23, 2013
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JR Nippori Station.Jan 23, 2013
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Yanaka Cemetery is a short walk from JR Nippori Station.Jan 23, 2013
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Tennoji temple also has this crowd-pleasing weeping cherry tree.Jan 23, 2013
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Tennoji temple.Jan 23, 2013
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Pour sweet tea over the statue of a baby Buddha at Tennoji temple in Yanaka Cemetery, Tokyo.Jan 23, 2013
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Altar for Hana-matsuri or Buddha's birthday at Tennoji temple in Yanaka Cemetery, Tokyo.Jan 23, 2013
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I visited on April 8, 2012. April 8 is Hana-matsuri or Buddha's birthday at Tennoji temple in Yanaka Cemetery, Tokyo.Jan 23, 2013
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About the seated Buddha statue.Jan 23, 2013
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Seated Buddha statue at Tennoji temple in Yanaka Cemetery, Tokyo.Jan 23, 2013
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Tennoji temple also had an outdoor statue of the Buddha.Jan 23, 2013
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Tennoji temple's Buddha.Jan 23, 2013
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Tennoji templeJan 23, 2013
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About Tennoji temple.Jan 23, 2013
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Gate to Tennoji temple, the original owner of Yanaka Cemetery. 天王寺Jan 23, 2013
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The main drag was the sando path to Tennoji temple.Jan 23, 2013
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Photo of the pagoda at Yanaka Cemetery before it was torched by suicide lovers in 1957.Jan 23, 2013
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Marker showing the location of the pagoda.Jan 23, 2013
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Around halfway down the main drag is this small clearing. This was where a five-story pagoda was. It was destroyed by fire in 1957 by arsonists.Jan 23, 2013
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Yanaka Cemetery cherry blossoms, Tokyo.Jan 23, 2013
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Public toilets and trash.Jan 23, 2013
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Rules for flower viewers. No fires and take home your trash.Jan 23, 2013
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Trash piles up during cherry blossom season when many people have flower-viewing (hanami) picnics.Jan 23, 2013
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The main drag is nicknamed "Sakura-dori" meaning Cherry Blossom Road.Jan 23, 2013
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This is the main drag.Jan 23, 2013
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It is also famous for cherry blossoms along the main drag in the middle of the cemetery. Near JR Nippori Station.Jan 23, 2013
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Other famous people buried at Yanaka Cemetery include Hisaya Morishige, Eiichi Shibusawa, Yokozuna Dewanoumi, and Taikan Yokoyama.Jan 23, 2013
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Map of Yanaka Cemetery. The graves of the Tokugawa shoguns are walled off and off limits to the public. The main drag cuts through the green section on this map.Jan 23, 2013
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Yanaka Cemetery (Yanaka Reien in Japanese) is one of Tokyo's major cemeteries where fifteen Tokugawa shoguns (including Yoshinobu, the last shogun), some daimyos, and famous people are buried.Jan 23, 2013
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