I was so glad my friends and I were able to make it out to Yanaka after visiting Asakusa! Since it was raining and it was already past full bloom, cherry blossoms covered the ground like snow.
This was only my second time to Yanaka, after visiting in 2010 during study abroad. At that time, it was September or October, and I remember seeing a cat being filmed. If you Google “Yanaka graveyard” you will see pictures of lots of cats, but we mostly didn’t see any, because it was raining. Too bad.
The Yanaka area has a large graveyard, and it’s still and quiet. My friends really liked it there, after braving the Yamanote Line and the busy, crowded streets of Tokyo. If you’re going to Asakusa for a visit, it’s worth walking to Yanaka too, even if it’s not sakura season.
Perfume, “Star Train”