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Zoshigaya Cemeteries
Ranked #18 of 128 things to do in Toshima
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Chessy, France
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2012

Normally we are not keen on visiting cemeteries but after a long story we kind of ended here.
The place is peaceful and unique it has a weird tranquility and sense of peace and calm. If you have some time left we can recommend going here although I would not say to put it on your priority list

Visited October 2012
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Suginami, Japan
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A beautiful cemetery filled with history”
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Located very close to Ikebukuro, this cemetery is such a great place. Filled with trees, so it is covered with shade, making a walk through here very pleasant. There are many famous people from Japanese history here, including Lafcadio Hearn the famous Irish author who was one of the people responsible for teaching the English-speaking world about the country during the Meiji period.

A very natural cemetery, no neatly mowed lawns, just lines of graves with little paths some dirt, sometimes gravel between them. Some of the famous Japanese people here are Ginko Ogino (the first western-trained female doctor in Japan), John Manjiro (one of the first Japanese to go to the US) and Natsume Soseki the famous author and quite a few more.

The peacefulness and tranquility of the place has to be seen to be believed. Many people might think visiting a cemetery is rather strange, but this place is fantastic. And if you visit here try using the Toden Arakawa streetcar!

Visited May 2012
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