Source: Akiko Yokoyama
Nippori Station is one the popular train lines in Japan as it helps you reach various points of destination in Tokyo. Did you know you can pretty much some good places, by just taking the Nippori Station? Here are ten things you can do in Nippori.
1. Shop fabric at Nippori Sen-i Gai
The Nippori Sen-i Gai is fabric town near Nippori. There are a lot of fabric that provides every kind and in various colors and for all functions. Some of the costs were crazy at $1 a meter so if you were to travel with a particular project in mind, especially a wear or home decoration project, and a color scheme.
2. Visit the Tennoji Temple
The Tennoji Temple is one of the oldest in the numerous temples in Yanaka area in Tokyo. This is a temple from the Buddhist Tendai sect. The temptations were built around 1274 and currently situated on the border of the Yanaka Cemetery. It is very near and just overlooks the Nippori Station. The temple right now has a beautiful modern design with awesome landscaped grounds. It is known for its ancient cherry tree blooms. The temple was built in 1274.
- Access: Take the Tennoji Nippori Station on the JR Yamanote, “Joban” and Keihin-Tohoku Lines.
- Address: 7-14-8 Yanaka, Tokyo, 110-0001
- Phone: 03 3821 4474
- Hours: 8am to 5pm
- Closed: Open all year except holidays
3. Learn at the Asakura Choso Museum
The Asakura Choso museum is the former residential place and atelier of Asakura Fumio who lived from 1883 to 1964. The artist was a prominent figure in the modern Japanese sculpture. The museum is a 3-level building structure designed in 1936 which combines modern, contemporary, and traditional Japanese architecture themes. The center of attention is a beautiful rock and the water garden.
- Address: 7-18-10 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001 Tokyo Prefecture
- Access: The place is 0.3 km from the Nippori Station
- Website: http://www.taitocity.net/taito/asakura/english/index.html
- Phone:+81 3-3821-4519
- Hours: 9:30AM to 4:30PM
4. Go to the Yanaka Kyouou Ji Temple
If you like to see and experience a lovely old part of the country, then make sure to drop by to this temple. It has an authentic old style, with oozing ancient character. The area will definitely contrast modern and shiny places in Tokyo. Located near the Nippon station, it is a good idea to walk the small streets as it rustic and you are transported to the old times. The place is 0.5 km from Nippori Station.
5. Know the culture at Kannonji Temple
The Kannonji temple is not as popular and famous like many other temples, but it worth the visit. One spot you will notice is the large camphor tree. You will notice it forms is not as good going towards the tree root as there’s a hole you will see. The temple goes back to the Edo era. The temple is near the Nippori station and a place you should not miss.
- Address: 5-8-28 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
- Phone: +81 3-3821-4053
6. Shop at Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street
Yanaka is near Nippori and one of the few districts wherever the recent city atmosphere and recent city ambiance harking back to Tokyo from past decades, still survives. Throughout the district, there is an air of yearning and a country charm. It is interesting to envision trades of every kind lining the road, starkly contrasting every other: the butcher’s near the Yanaka barber shop, the confectionery beside the watch dealer.
7. Visit the Yanesen Tourist Center
Drop by to seek out more regarding Yanaka, or about one of their categories catered towards foreign tourists. They provide classes on Japan ink painting session, calligraphy, kabuki dressing, Japanese instrument playing, beautiful flower art and others. In the other way along the Yomise-dori Street may be a ten yen manju look that is kind of illustrious within the space.
8. Visit the Nezu Shrine
You will see an awesome and stunning trail of Azaleas as you go your way to Nezu Shrine. The hillside is full of Azaleas with brilliant displays of color. It was like walking in a live colorful painting. You will have to pay an entrance fee which is well worth it for the beautiful garden. The best time to visit is from March to May as flowers are on display for a short period.
- Access: 1.3 km from Nippori Station
- Address: 1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo 113-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
- Phone Number: +81 3-3822-0753
9. Walk through the Yanaka Cemetery
From the Nippori Station, you can also go to the Sakura-dori Street that runs through the Yanaka cemetery. The place is lined by colorful cherry trees which many visitors visit from Nippori. Every year, tourists visit during the cherry tree blossom season. The place leads to a temple with a comely design. You can also see the big bronze Buddha statue situated on the left part of the building.
10. Go to the Toshugu Shrine
The Toshugu Shrine is quite an exquisite shrine and the exterior speaks volumes in terms of design. You will notice as if expenses was laid out generously. The large majority of the building structure has gold leaves. You will surely detailed wooden panels. The shrine is clean and well kept. You definitely appreciate the historical significance of the place.
- Access: 1.4 km from Nippori Station
- Address: Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
- Phone Number: +81 3-3822-3455
- Activity: Shrine visit, cultural traditions
Whether you travel alone, with your partner or with your family. Always keep your important belongings safe at all times. Also, make sure to stay in the moment so you can enjoy your itinerary.
Have a good trip and travel!