ultramarinus – beyond the sea

A NIGHT IN YANAKA, Tokyo

After a day in Shibuya, we opted for a moment of tranquility for our last night in Tokyo. Yanaka, an old neighborhood north of Ueno, emerged as the ideal destination. Miraculously spared from the bombings of WWII, Yanaka remains as one of the best spots to soak up the atmosphere of prewar Tokyo. Its narrow streets, old timber houses, dim street lamps, well-preserved temples, and the enormous cemetery put together an intimate neighborhood and a peaceful setting as if entering the world of a Japanese film or animation classic. We allowed ourselves to get lost in the labyrinth of laneways, indulging in the silence and darkness of the beautiful night.

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Read other posts on 2014 Tokyo:
1. Tokyo 2014 (Introduction)
2. Yokohama Osanbashi Pier
3. Ginza, Tokyo
4. Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
5. Omotesando, Tokyo
6. Harajuku & Aoyama, Tokyo
7. Nezu Museum, Tokyo
8. Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
9. The National Art Centre, Tokyo
10. Midtown, Tokyo
11. A Shrine in Shibuya, Tokyo
12. Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
13. A Night in Yanaka, Tokyo
14. Breakfast at Tsukiji Market, Tokyo
15. Moveable Feast, Tokyo
16. Seasonal Fruits, Tokyo
17. Afterthought, Tokyo

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