Yanaka Images { 16 images } Created 22 Aug 2016

Many visitors to Tokyo do not realize that beyond the city's shiny architecture there are neighborhoods unchanged from a century ago. Yanaka is one of these neighborhoods, lovingly referred to by the Japanese as shitamachi or downtown. Like most shitamachi neighborhoods, Yamaka is a low-rise, almost rural place that makes Tokyo lovable and livable, taking us back to another era.
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