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Finding a little bit of the old Tokyo

Visit an old part of Tokyo

The YaNeSen area

“Affectionately known as YaNeSen (Yanaka-Sendagi-Nezu), this part of Tokyo was untouched by fire bombings during World War II, which may help explain why it has managed to retain the tranquility and charm usually reserved for small towns in Japan's minor islands. The area is a treasure trove of old wood buildings, pint-sized restaurants and surprises.”

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Spend a day in old Tokyo

“The Yanaka area of Tokyo (in Taito Ward) is a wonderful place for a day's outing. Start at the south exit of Nippori Station (Yamanote Line). Exit the station, turn left, at the end of the walk take the steps to your left up to Tennoji Temple. It was founded over 500 years ago. ”

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Tokyo neighborhoods that bring back the past

Shibamata a blast from the past

“Shibamata, Tokyo is a throwback to the Showa Era [in the 20th century], enjoy the architecture and taste the rare traditional treats. Shibamata gained fame as the main setting for the movie series "Otoko wa Tsurai Yo" (It's Tough Being a Man). The lead character, Tora-san, embodies many traditional values, such as friendliness, trust, loyalty, honesty and a never-give-up spirit, traits that still resonate in this atmospheric town.”

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Gotokuji, home of Tokyo's Manekineko lucky cat temple

“Gotokuji is a lovely old neighborhood in Tokyo's Setagaya ward. Gotokuji Temple is the home of the Japanese good luck cats called "manekineko” [beckoning cat]. One is waiting for you in front of Gotokuji Station. Go from the station towards Gotokuji Temple and you pass through a Japanese style "shotengai” [shopping street] with many small old shops.”

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Nostalgic places

Hanayashiki, Asakusa’s beloved tiny amusement park

“Asakusa is an old part of Tokyo. In a city that changes quickly and often, the small amusement park Hanayashiki survived. It has celebrated its 160th anniversary. It is tiny and old-fashioned and small children and adults love it. Hanayashiki is one of the places in Asakusa that seem to be more popular with Japanese visitors. Maybe it is because some of them have their own childhood memories here.”

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A 1920's style house

“I visited a museum near where I live, retaining the old lifestyle from 1920s. Even for me who was born and grew up in Japan, it was quite interesting. when I visited there, a volunteer interpreter who knows the people lived there, was willing to share his old memories at that time, how the life was and how they were “

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