What to Expect
Only 5 minutes away from Ueno by train, Yanaka is one of Tokyo's most charming and traditional districts. Today, the street is home to Yanaka Ginza, a bustling shopping street that runs through its center and that is lined with many of the same butcher shops and produce vendors who operated there decades ago. Stroll through the neighborhood's backstreets to visit galleries, cafes and craft workshops featuring Japanese pottery, ink prints, textiles, jewelry, and stationery.
This old fashioned pocket of Tokyo is also filled with homey family run restaurants and cozy local bars. Saying that Tokyo is a foodie’s paradise is an understatement. Let’s enjoy an old school Japanese food. It’s so cheap.