About Yanaka Cemetery
Covering 10 hectares, Yanaka Cemetery is one of Tokyo’s best known graveyards; but the large variety of greenery and flowers means it is treated more as a public park. This is especially the case in spring when the area erupts with cherry blossoms.
The grounds house over 7000 graves. These include the family graves of the Tokugawa clan and the last shogun of Japan in a private gated area, off limits to the public.