Yanaka One-Day Trip: Off to nostalgic Japanese streets for food, art, crafts...

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JR Nippori Station, West Exit

2-19 Nishinippori, Arakawaku · Tokyo

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Meeting at outside of west ticket gate in JR Nippori station, at 10:30am

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【Title and date】

Sunday, February 23rd

ICT Seasonal Event 4, Yanaka One-Day Trip: Off to nostalgic Japanese streets for food, art, crafts, old-fashioned architectures, show, history and much more.

When you think “Tokyo”, it might remind you of tall buildings and high-technological city. But you would think it again after hanging out at Yanaka, where nostalgic scenery still remains.

YANAKA

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3068.html

http://www.ti-yanesen.jp/en/information/aboutyanesen.html

【Fascinating Points】

・Enjoy Yanaka-Ginza with many tasty local food (e.g. Croquette, Cat tail shaped Daunts, Karinto, sweets with Chestnuts, 10 yen Manju, Yanaka Coffee and others)

・It’s a dense zone of temples and shrines with some slight slopes.

・Funny and comedic puppet show will give you laughs in a Japanese traditional way.

・In Sansaki-Zaka, you would meet wonderful stuff. (e.g. Traditional wooden gift boxes, artifacts, crafts, bags, facecloth, temples and others)

・Tsuiji-hei, a rare and unusual wall which consists alternately of clay and tiles.

・Ogura-ya, an old pawnbroker’s house, shows its artistic works and souvenirs such as postcards, stickers, picture stands, hanging scrolls for postcards and others. The house consists of wooden frames, plaster walls and tiled roofs. And its base has been already built about 200 years ago.

・Allan West gallery, where an American painter draws pictures in Japanese style, make our trip even more enjoyable.

・Visiting a beautiful huge cedar – the symbol of Yanaka – and an unique statue

・Late Lunch/Café time from 4:10pm at Ueno Park. (Option)

You will find plenty of spots worth seeing in Yanaka and will probably meet something lovely which you haven’t seen. We are looking forward to seeing you at the event.

【Location】

Yanaka, between Nippori station and Ueno station.

【Schedule: Route and Guide】

10:30am Meeting at outside of the west ticket gate in JR Nippori Station

↓ on foot (10 mins)

11:20am~11:50am Yanaka-Ginza (Free time)

↓ on foot

12:20pm Puppet show (500 yen)

↓ on foot

1:00pm~1:40pm Sansaki-Zaka

↓ on foot (25mins while seeing some interesting spots)

2:05pm~2:20pm Ogura-ya (Pawnbroker’s house)

↓ on foot (1 hour while seeing some interesting spots)

3:00pm~3:15pm Gallery of Allan West

↓ on foot (10 mins)

3:20pm~3:28pm Cedar & an unique statue

↓ by bus (10 mins)

3:55pm Bus stop

↓ by bus (10 mins)

4:10~4:50pm Café at Ueno park (Option)



4:50pm Breakup

【Things to bring】

Good walking shoes, casual wear

Drinks, Rain gear (If necessary)

【Notice】

We don’t take enough time for lunch (around 12pm), so please fill your stomach with tasty local food at Yanaka-Ginza during Free Time!

【Meeting Time and Place】

Outside of west ticket gate in JR Nippori station, at 10:30am on February 23rd.

【Cost】

Transportation : 100yen

Puppet Show : 500yen

Organizer Fee : 300yen

Note: NOT included street foods, drinks and tea/coffee in the café.

【Event Organizers】

Tomo Komuro, Tsubasa Kato (Jojo)

【No Show Policy】

Please be considerate and change your RSVP at least 24 hours before the meetup so that other members have a chance to RSVP.

【Contact Details】

If you post/send your email address or phone number to organizers before the event, we will reply you with contact details.

Please contact us via phone if you are late for the meeting time on the day. We will let you know our phone number or post it on Meetup page.