T10 Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi

The blend of history and modernity in its atmosphere

Quaint alleyways and traditional streetscape

A vibrant area filled with the breath of art and culture

Known as ‘Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi‘ combined, Ya-Ne-Sen district emerged after the establishment of Kaneiji Temple in Ueno, considered the demon’s gate of Edo Castle. Following a devastating fire (1657), numerous temples relocated here, forming a temple town boasting over 70 temples to date. Moreover, it is renowned for expansive graveyards hosting the tombs of numerous eminent figures, including Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the final shogun.

This area was remarkably resilient, with minimal damage during the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923) and relatively sparingly affected during the Tokyo Air Raids (1945). Its undulating terrain discouraged large-scale development, preserving narrow alleys and aged residences.

The locals’ fervor for preserving the district fostered a unique living space within the city center. Hosting an art university nearby, it also thrives as an artistic hub.

This neighborhood’s name, ‘Yanaka-Sendagi-Nezu,’ stemmed from the amalgamation of the three districts and gained prominence as the title of a local community magazine.

Nippori Station: The station serves as the gateway to the Yanaka area. Exiting from the north ticket gates and heading towards the west exit leads directly to Yanaka Ginza. Additionally, taking the south exit conveniently leads to Yanaka Cemetery.

The ruins of Tennoji’s five-story pagoda: Once a landmark in Yanaka, were tragically destroyed by arson in 1957. Today, only the foundation stones remain as a testament to its past existence.

The grave of Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the 15th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate: He played a pivotal role by relinquishing power to the new government, effectively ending nearly 700 years of samurai-led governance in Japan. His tomb differs from the traditional Buddhist temple graves; it follows Shinto rituals.

Yanaka Okano Eisen Japanese confectionery shop
The Former Yoshidaya Sake Shop with the Downtown Lifestyle Museum Exhibition Hall
Kayaba Coffee Shop
Mud Wall

Nezu Shrine: It boasts a history of over 1900 years.The current main hall was constructed in 1706. Renowned for its azalea garden.

Youyake Dan Dan: A staircase of 15 meters in length comprising 36 steps. Beyond lies Yanaka Ginza, a street spanning approximately 170 meters and hosting around 70 shops.