Nippori Tourist Information

There are a lot to see around Nippori!

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Biggest fabric town in Tokyo is located the north side of Nippori station

Nippori Fabric Town

Biggest fabric town in Tokyo consists of 90 fabric stores. You can buy not only fabric but also clotes, accessaries, lining, interlining. Sometimes you get 50 to 80 % off the price. The street is always full of shoppers. You don't want to miss the big sale which is held every quarter.

Nostalgic downtown area at the south side of Nippori station

Nostalgic downtown 'Yanesen'

At the south side of Nippori station, there are 3 traditional residential areas called Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi. There are many interesting spot such as an old shopping street and tourist attractions.
We hold random tour visiting 'Yanesen' (abbreviation for Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi)
Check out our Yenesen tour

Yanaka area

'Yanaka-Ginza' the nostalgic old town, 'Yanaka cemetery' where many histric figures are sleeping and the famouse cherry blossom can be seen, etc. Also, it is know as temple village with more than 60 temples.

Yanaka-Ginza shopping street
175m long and 70 shops, Yanaka-Ginza shopping street lays in the center of Yanaka area. You can stroll around and shop in the nostalgic atmosphere.
Tourist information of YANESEN
They support you about Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi information with traditional culture experience, introducing volunteer for touris and Japanese language schools and more.
Yuyake Dandan
The stairs connecting Yanak-Ginza and Nippori station is called 'Yuyake Dandan' because the view of the sunset ('Yuyake') is amazing. Looking down the shopping street from the top of the stairs gives you a nostalgic feeling with lots of locals shops and stray cats sun bathing.
Asakura Museum of Sculpture
Displaying the works and collections of Fumio Asakura, a sculptor in Meji, Taisho, and Showa era, in the unique atelier which was the residence of the sculptor himself.
Yanaka cemetery
In this cemetery, public figures such as Kiyokata Kaburaki, Nobutsuna Sasaki, Shibusawa Eiichi, Yoshinobu Tokugawa, Nikolay Kasatkin, Fumio Asakura, Kazuo Hasegawa, Ichiro Hatoyama, Taikan Yokoyama, and so on, are sleeping. It is know as a popular Cherry blossom spot in spring. Its central path becomes a spectacular tunnel of cherry blossom. There is the vestige of 'Gojunoto', the Tennoji pagoda, which bacame a model of the novel by Rohan Koda
Big temple village
Yanaka is a big temple village consists of more than 60 temples

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Nezu area

Nizu shrine is one of the Tokyo 'Jissha' Temples. Its main building is referred as the masterpiece of 'Gongenzukuri', style of Shinto architecture in which the main hall and worship hall share one roof、and are connected via an intermediate passageway, and designated as the Important Cultural Property.
It is also famouse for Azalea festival of which 3,000 trees of a hundred kinds in full bloom in the precinct.

Sendagi area

This area is know as the place in which famouse writers such as Yasunari Kawabata, Hakushu Kitahara, Kotaro Takamura, Sosaki Natsume, and Ogai Mori used to resided. 'I am a cat' was created at a house on at 57 Sendagi by Soseki Natsume. The Former Kusuo Yasuda Residence was built at Oyashikimachi in 1919 and not only its building but also its interior and garden have been preserved as they are.