Yanaka Ginza


Made famous for its proximity to the Yanaka Cemetery and its many temples, Yanaka Ginza is a below- average shopping street that is really not worth spending the time to visit. This statement may be blunt for sure, but that unfortunately is the sad, cold reality. Move along tourists you are not welcome here! Most stores will not make any effort to welcome you and will immediately point you to their many “photos are prohibited” signs before even trying to serve you – sad indeed. Still Tokyo offers many other alternatives to Yanaka Ginza and nearby Sugamo, for example, will definitely meet your shopping needs.


Reputée pour sa proximité avec le cimetière Yanaka et de tous ses temples, Yanaka Ginza est une rue commerciale qui ne vaut pas le coup d’être parcourue. Ce commentaire peut vous paraitre objectif et froid, mais c’est hélas la sinistre vérité. Touristes, vous pouvez circuler, vous ne serez pas les bienvenus ! La plupart des commercants s’empresseront de vous faire comprendre qu’il est interdit de photographier en pointant une pancarte qu’ils possèdent tous “photos are prohibited” avant même “d’essayer” de vous accueillir. Tokyo vous proposera d’autres alternatives à Yanaka Ginza, aux alentours de Sugamo, par exemple.

Category: Tokyo, TSV, Winter
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