Tokyo usually feels very modern with its bullet trains, loads of sky scrapers, and international food, but once in awhile, you’ll step into a time warp that takes you back to a time when the streets were filled with kimonos. Yanaka District is one of those places. Not far from busy Ueno, Yanaka is mostly a residential district now, but it’s filled with little traditional shops, old tea houses, vendors, and alleyways.
Yanaka Ginza is one of my favorite places to walk when I’m in the area! It’s the perfect place for an afternoon stroll, dinner, shopping, and snacking. We stopped by for some fresh squeezed orange juice that was so naturally sweet.
I couldn’t help myself from taking a photo of this hilariously cute tunic:
And this yakitori stand was bustling with neighbors picking up a snack or dinner.
Next time, I’ll have to check out the other part of Yanaka that I hear are just as nice!