How to get to the Yanaka Neighbourhood

Yanaka, an old town in Tokyo

The Yanaka area 谷中 is a historical part of Tokyo, developed as a temple town in the Edo period (1603-1867). Prominent temples like the Tenouji and the Kaneiji were founded and still exist in the area. In the past people living all over the Edo(the former name of Tokyo) used to visit Yanaka for worship and for sightseeing. 

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How to get to the Yanaka Neighbourhood

There are 3 rail or subway stations in the Yanaka area:
(1) The JR Line: Nippori Station
(2) The Keisei Line: Nippori Station
(3) The Chiyoda subway: Sendagi or Nezu Stations

From Narita International Airport

Take the Keisei Line from Narita Airport and get off at the Nippori station.

Using the Keisei line, there are 2 trains available; the Skyliner and the other is called Keisei Honsen Express. Skyliner is faster than the Express, but the fare is about 1400 yen($12US) higher than the Express. It takes about 60 minutes from Narita to Nippori.

The Keisei Honsen Express (Tokkyu) is one of the cheapest ways to go to central Tokyo from Narita Airport. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Narita Airport to Nippori Station. However, it is crowded during rush hours in the morning and at night, as it is a commuter train.

How to get to the Yanaka Neighbourhood 

From JR Tokyo Station to JR Ueno Station by train.
By JR Yamanote Line, it takes approximately 8 minutes

From JR Shibuya Station to JR Ueno Station by train.
By JR Yamanote Line, it takes approximately 30 minutes

From Asakusa to Ueno
By Ginza Subway Line, it takes approximately 6 minutes.
* Loop Bus "Megurin ( http://www.city.taito.lg.jp/index/kurashi/kotsu/megurin/index.html Japanese) 
You can also take a loop bus called Megurin, that travels around the Asakusa and Ueno area. The fare is only 100 Yen for a ride, and it is convenient. 

In Asakusa, there is a bus stop in front of the Kaminari-mon Gate (on the street across the way and near the tourist information center.) 

In Ueno, there is a bus stop in front of the Ueno Park Exit of the JR Ueno Station. Please refer to the Ueno Map.

From Ueno to Akihabara
Approximately 4 min. by JR Yamanote Line.
It is a 30 min. walk from Ueno to Akihabara, since you can reach Akihabara directly. A good way to enjoy more of Tokyo.

Trans / Subway Lines available in Ueno, Okachimachi Area

JR Ueno Station
JR Yananote Line : Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Shinjuku Akihabara, Tokyo etc 

Keisei Ueno Station 
Keisei Express, Keisei Skyliner: Narita Airport 

Ueno Subway Station 
Ginza Subway Line: Asakuda, Nihonbashi, Ginza etc. 
Hibiya Subway Line : Akihabara, Tsukiji, Roppongi etc 

Ueno Hirokoji Subway Station 
Ginza Subway Line: Asakuda, Nihonbashi, Ginza etc. 

Ueno-Okachimachi Subway station 
Oedo Subway Line : Kuramae,Tsukijishijo, Shiodome

Ueno map


Google Maps - Yanaka

Yanaka Contents

Yanaka - Top Page 
How to get to the Yanaka Neighbourhood
Yanaka - Cultural Attractions
Other sightseeing areas close to Yanaka

Walking Tours of Yanaka
Yanaka Tour 1 | Yanaka Tour 2 | Yanaka Tour 3 | Yanaka Tour 4(Shichifukujin)

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