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Ya-Ne-Sen(Yanaka°¶Nezu°¶???)

The region extending in Taito Ward "Yanaka" and Bunkyo Ward "Nezu" and "Sendagi" is popularly known as "Ya-Ne-Sen". It has enough emotional of old Japan. There is a splendid stroll area where more than 70 buddhist temples, a flowering plant four seasons occasional and the town that united now with old times. It is not gotten tired even in case of being all day long within a few min. from Elite-Inn apartments by subway system.

Nezu Dye shop choushi-ya

 

Yanaka

Yushima > (Tokyo Metro) 4 min. on foot > Sendagi
Yushima > (Tokyo Metro) 6 min. on foot > Nishinippori > (JR) 1 min. > Nippori

Yanaka is west side region at JR Line Nippori Starion having Rich green. A lot of buddhist temples built or moved along with the creation of the Tokugawa shogunate and Ueno Kan'ei-ji Temple remains because the influence of the earthquake or the War II was comparatively little. Those temples, alleys and wooden houses etc. are creating a traditional atmosphere of the old Tokyo.

Yanaka

 

Nezu

Yushima > (15 min. on foot)  > Nezu
Yushima > (Tokyo Metro) 2 min. on foot > Nezu

It is the area where commerce prospered along the "Aizome-gawa" river that flowed in the valley floor between the plateau in Ueno and the plateau in Hongo in the Edo period, and the licensed quarters existed until Meiji era. Highest seats of learning The University of Tokyo campus is soon there if you climb to the west the Yayoi slope, and to the south Ueno Shinobazuno-ike, too.

Nezu

Sendagi

Yushima > (23 min. on foot)  > Sendagi
Yushima > (Tokyo Metro) 4 min. on foot > Sendagi

It was a coppice that the Ueno Kan'ei-ji Temple owned. Since the Meiji era a lot of writers and scholars such as Yasunari Kawabata, Kitahara, Soseki Natsume, and Mori Ogai were setting up one's staff here being adjacent to The University of Tokyo.

 

Eat

Nezu Kamachiku (Nezu area) 

They serve "Kama-age Udon" noodle which is Japanese style noodle made from wheat flour and be tasted dipping in hot soup. You can enjoy Japanese style garden at the table.

Address 2-14-18, Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0031 Telephone 03-5815-4675
Business Hours [ Tue-Sat ]11:30-14:00, 17.30-21.00
[ Sun, N.H. ]11:30-16:00
Regular Holiday Mon
Seats available 34 seats
Access *3 min. walk from "Nezu" station, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda-line
Nezu Kamatake

* For foreign language *
They have bilingual staff.

Japanese Restaurant °»Hifumi -An°… (Sendagi area) 

°»Kaiseki°… style Japanese restaruran. Reservation is required and limited 2 groups only in a day for their best services. Its atmosphere of 1920°«s with relaxed space and their hospitality is well received by guests from various countries.

They are also managing °»Salon de Hihumi-An°… at very stylish place, Kagurazaka, where you can learn Japanese cooking and culture by joining any practical course whichever you like.

*If you don't speak Japanese, kindly inform them to the effect upon reservation.
E-mail is more convenient for your certain reservation.

Address 4-2-18, Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
113-0022
Telephone 03-5832-8677
Business Hours 18:00-22:30 Regular Holiday Not Fixed
Seats available 2 Private Rooms (2-4 sheets & 2-8 sheets)
Access *8 min. walk from °»Sendagi°… station, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda-line
*7 min. walk from "Nishi-Nippori°… station, JR / Tokyo Metro Chiyoda-line
Japanese Restaurant °»Hifumi -An°…
Japanese Restaurant °»Hifumi -An°…
* For foreign language *
They have bilingual staff.
English menu is available.
Please request upon reservation.

Appreciate

Nezu-jinja Shrine (Nezu area)

It was said that "Yamato Takeru no Mikoto" established in Sendagi about 1900 years ago. It was moved to the present place in Edo period Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi's age. It is counted by one of the Tokyo 10 shrines, and 7 structures of the shrine are specified for national important cultural properties. From the beginning of April to the beginning of May, "Azalea Festival" ("Tsutusji Matsuri") is held in the precincts. You can see there 50 kinds 3,000 azalea trees bloo min.g in various color all together.

Nezu-jinja Shrine

Yanaka Cemetery (Yanaka area)

It is a historic cemetery where pro min.ent persons such as Tokugawa Yoshinobu and Yokoyama Taikan are in the grave. In spring season it is crowded with many people enjoying cherry blossoms.

Nezu church (Nezu area)

Wooden church built in 1919. It miraculously survived the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and the firebombs of World War II in 1945. The unique Gothic architecture merges harmoniously into rows of old Japanese style houses, which is the preserved residential district of Edo period.
Nezu church

Stairway at Sunset with red sky (Yu-yake Dandan) (Yanaka area)

There are stone steps (Dandan) that familiarly called "Yu-yake Dandan" by the people in local when getting out from the shopping street of Yanaka Ginza to the Nippori Station. The red sky at sunset (Yu-yake) seen turning around from steps further is very beautiful and having somehow nostalgic feelings.

Stairway at Sunset with red sky (Yu-yake Dandan)

Tsuiji wall in Kanon-ji Temple (Yanaka area)

It is a earthen wall made by way of piling up soil and tile mutually and roofing with roof tiles. The vestige in Edo period remains.
Tsuiji wall in Kanon-ji Temple

Learn

Yayoi Museum & Takehisa Yumeji Museum (Nezu area)HP

Yayoi Museum has exhibited book illustrator' works at the Meiji era, Taishou era, and the Showa era including Takabatake Kasho who was active in the early Showa Era. It was founded in 1984 by a lawyer Kano Takumi having been on friendly terms with Takabatake Kasho to open his collection to the public. Takehisa Yumeji Museum adjoining Yayoi Museum also has collections of the lawyer Kano Takumi. It was opened in 1990, and it is familiar as the only museum where Takehisa Yumeji's works can be appreciated in Tokyo.

Address 2-4-3, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032
(Takehisa Yumeji Museum is
Yayoi, 2-4-2)
Telephone Yayoi Museum
03-3812-0012

Takehisa Yumeji Museum
03-5689-0462
Open Hours 10:00-17:00 Admission Fee General JPY 800
the day closed Mon
Access *7 min. walk from "Nezu" station, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda-Line
*7 min. walk from "Todaimae" station, Tokyo Metro Nanboku-Line
*25 min. walk from "Ueno" station, JR-line
Yayoi Museum & Takehisa Yumeji Museum

Hongo Library Ogai Memorial Room (Sendagi area)HP

It is built at the place where "Kanchoro" named by great writer Mori Ogai at the Meiji era and used as his residence existed. "Kanchoro" means the house where the sea can be seen. As said so, in that period Tokyo Bay could be seen from here.
He wrote a lot of masterpieces here, and offered this place as the base of the art and literature activity by holding "Kanchoro poetry party". His life can be traced by articles, manuscript, and letters, etc. left in the exhibition room.
*Being closed now. Only the garden will be opend every Sunday.

 

Address 1-23-4, Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0022 Telephone 03-5834-0156
Open Hours 10:00-17:00 Admission Fee Free
the day closed Mon (in case being N.H., the next day)
Year end and New year
Access *5 min. walk from "Sendagi" station, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda-line

*10 min. walk from "Hon-komagome" station, Tokyo Metro Nanboku-line

Asakura Carvings and Sculptures Museum (Yanaka area)HP

This is an exhibition pavilion to which a former dwelling and the atelier of carver Asakura Fumio who was active from the Meiji era to the Showa era were rebuilt.His works are exhibited here in the atmosphere at that time.

Address 7-18-10, Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001 Telephone 03-3821-4549
Open Hours 9:30-16:30 Admission Fee General JPY 400
the day closed Mon & Fri (in case being N.H., the next day)
Access *5 min. walk from "Nippori" station North exit, JR keisei-line
Asakura Carvings and Sculptures Museum

Daimyo Clock Museum (Yanaka area)

"Daimyo Clock" is handmade clock produced by the clock masters who were employed by "daimyo" the feudal lords in Edo period. It adopted "Unfixed hour method" that consists of the hours from the nightfall to daybreak equally divided into 6 and the hours from the daybreak to the nightfall divided as well, and consequently the length of 1 hour is different every day. It was peculiar to Japan and these valuable inheritances are exhibited in this museum.

Address 2-1-27, Yanaka, Taito-ku,Tokyo 110-0001 Telephone  
Open Hours 10:00-16:00 Admission Fee Adult JPY 300
the day closed Mon
Summer season (Jul 11-Sep 30)
Year end and New year (Dec 25-Jan 14)
Access *10 min. walk from "Nezu" station, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda-Line
*15 min. walk from "Nippori" station, JR-Line

Former Yoshidaya Liquor Shop
(exhibition hall attached to the "Shita-machi Folk Materials Pavilion") (Yanaka area)HP

This building was formerly a liquor shop in Meiji era that was dismantled from the original place and reconstructed here. It has the profound architectural style called "Dashigeta-zukuri" that features the style of a mercantile house in Edo and Meiji periods. A variety of tools for the liquor shop in those days are exhibited inside.

Shita-machi :

The traditional shopping, entertainment and residential districts in Tokyo such as Asakusa town.

Address 2-10-6, Sakuragi, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0002 Telephone 03-3823-4408
Open Hours 9:30-16:30 Admission Fee Free
the day close Mon (in case being N.H., the next day)
Year end and New year (Dec 29 - Jan 13)
Access *10 min. walk from "Nezu" station, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda-Line
Former Yoshidaya Liquor Shop


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