Yanesen Old Neighbourhood & Culture Center
Tokyo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world today, and you may feel places are overcrowded by tourists anywhere you visit in Tokyo. If you wonder “Is there anywhere majority of tourists hasn’t been?” or “ Where are untouristic places in Tokyo??”, you may wanna try Yanesen area on your next visit. For those who want to explore Tokyo in depth, Yanesen area is a perfect option.
Yanesen is an area consists of three neighbourhoods: Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi in Bunkyo Ward. There are numbers of old buildings, historical temples and shrines, a retro shopping arcade and small cafes and restaurants. The shopping street of Yanaka, Yanaka Ginza is lined with numbers of small stores where local people shop, eat and hang out, and visitors can observe the real daily lives of locals.
Nothing fabulous or trendy, but this area with the authentic old Tokyo vibe is a quite new thing in this modern days, and has become one of hottest spots in town among Tokyoites in 2017, and for sure it will be soon among foreign visitors. The area is not too far from Ueno Park, and can be access even on foot for 20–30 mins.