CYCLING & WALKING 02

YANAKA AREA
Let's go to Yanaka area,attracting widespread of popilarity as a"town of temples and slopes".From the Edo period to this today,Yanaka has also been loved by many artsists such as painters or writers.

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1. SHITAMACHI MUSEUM ANNEX/Former Liquor Shop
下町風俗資料博物館付設展示場(旧吉田屋酒店)
This liquor shop “Yoshidaya” was built in 1910, and it was run until 1986.
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2. KIKUZUKI/Japanese traditional confectionery shop
大正6年(1917)創業の老舗で、川端康成が常連だったことでも有名。
The confectionery “Ao ume” is their most specialty at this shop.
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3. YANAKA BOSSA/Restaurant
谷中ボッサ/カフェ
Enjoy the organic food & Brazilian food with Bossa nova music on a good sound system!
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4. OGYOCHEE/Coffee shop
愛玉子(オーギョーチィ)/甘味喫茶
Since 1913. You can try “Ogyochee” here. It is a desserts from Taiwan.
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5. SCAI THE BATHHOUSE/Modern Art Gallery, former public bath
スカイ・ザ・バスハウス/ギャラリー
Japanese public bath “Kashiwa-yu” was running for about 200 years.
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6. ART SPACE ALLAN WEST/Allan West’s Atelier & Gallery
絵処アラン・ウエスト/アトリエ&ギャラリー
Allan West is a painter in the Japanese traditional painting style, “Yamato-e”.
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7. DAIMYO DOKEI MUSEUM/The Daimyo Clock Museum
大名時計博物館
It is the only museum of Daimyo (feudal lord) clocks in Japan.
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8. NENNEKO YA/The gift shop for cat lover
ねんねこ家/雑貨
In this shop, all postcards, accessories, tableware, stationery, dolls, towels, stickers, etc. have a cat motif!!!
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9. SAWANOYA RYOKAN/Japanese Hotel
澤の屋旅館
This is a family managed Japanese style B&B.
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10. YU CAFÉ/Coffee shop, former rice shop
ゆうcafé
It is a very calm coffee shop like the temple in the mountains.
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11. NEZU KINTARO AME/Candy shop
根津金太郎飴
The candy “Kintaro Ame” has been made since the Edo period.
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12. NEZU JINJA/Shinto shrine
根津神社
The 5th Tokugawa Shogun Ietsuna ordered to construct Nezu Jinja in 1707.
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13. KIKUMI SENBEI/Rice cracker shop
菊見煎餅総本店/手焼きせんべい
You may have seen the shop like this on an old Japanese movie!
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14. ISETATSU/Edo-chiyogami paper & toy shop
菊寿堂いせ辰谷中店/江戸千代紙
“Edo chiyogami” is the wood print paper with a beautiful kimono pattern “Edo komon” from the Edo period.
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15. HATSUNE/Japanese antique shop
初音/骨董・古民具・茶道具
If you want to buy Japanese antique, you must go here!
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16. KANNONJI TEMPLE’S TSUIJI-BEI/Old mud wall
観音寺の築地塀(ついじべい)/江戸時代に作られた土塀
It was made in the Edo period.
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17. YUYAKE DANDAN/Stairs
夕焼けだんだん/階段
“Yuyake” means the bright colors of the sunset, and “dandan” means stairs.
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18. YANAKA GINZA SHOTENGAI St./Shopping street
谷中銀座商店街
Especially the Japanese delicatessen has unbelievable low price!
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19. FROM YANAKA→ASAKUSA by bicycle
自転車で谷中から浅草へ