Yanaka is located in Taito-ku, Tokyo. Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street is 5 minutes walk from Nippori station. Yanaka is a part of the old shitamachi downtown area. Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street is the atmosphere, which brings you back to the Edo period. There are 70 shops in the street. It's not a big shopping street. But not only Japanese but also many people around the world visit here.
|Yuyake Dan Dan|
Soooo many people visited Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street this day.
Yanaka is very famous for the cats. Many cats hang out on the street. So there are many cats-themed shops on the street.
|Straw hat and bags|
Many people were enjoying shopping.
You can choose your name stamp with your favorite picture.
You can find many cats goods in the shop.
This shop sells the cat tail doughnut.
|Japanese traditional old flip-flap|
A cat (figure) was on the roof of Templa restaurant.
Here is the Yomise street.
I ate Soba with duck soup. Yummy
Yanaka is a famous for the reasonable hotels. I could see many foreign tourist stayed at this hotel.
I went Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street at noon. The cats usually sleep at noon. So I could not see any cats around here. But I could meet a fashionable cat someone took here. He wore a nice hat and kimono.
A small ally in Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street. It was very nostalgia.
There were many temples and shrines in Yanaka. Enmei-ji was in the close of the Yuyake Dan Dan. Many azalea were in full bloom. The garden was so beautiful.
I live in the center of Tokyo. I'm surrounded by many tall buildings and many people. I felt like the passing time was very slowly today. It's good to spend a slow life here.
Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street HP: http://www.yanakaginza.com/