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Yanaka-Nedu-Sendagi

2011-2018

東京台東区の谷中、文京区の根津と千駄木を総称して”谷根千”と呼ぶ。この地域は文化的で庶民的な独自の街並みを形成している。
Yanaka of Tokyo Taito Ward, collectively Nedu and Sendagi of Bunkyo Ward called "Yanesen".This area forms a unique cultural and popular cityscape. — Tamotsu Utsunomiya

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寺院のしだれ桜
The weeping cherry tree in the temple

下町情緒あふれる”谷根千”は、古民家やおしゃれなカフェ、歴史ある寺院などが数多く点在し、一日かけけて散策する人も多い。お寺の境内や家のわずかな軒先を飾る春夏秋冬の花々を楽しむのもいいし、老舗の和菓子屋やモダンなショップもあるので、幅広い年齢層で楽しめる。観光スポットもいいが、道行く人や路地裏など何気ない景観の良さがこの街の特徴で、台東区の谷中周辺は「美しい日本の歴史的風土100選」にも選ばれている。

There is a lot of people strolling around for a day by many scattered old houses, fancy cafes, historic temples, etc., full of emotional downtown.You can enjoy the spring, summer, autumn and winter flowers decorating the temple premises and slight eaves of the house, and there are well-established Japanese confection shops and modern shops, so you can enjoy it in a wide range of age groups.Although sightseeing spots are also good, the casual scenery such as passersby and back alleys is characterized by this city, the area around Yanaka in Taito Ward is also selected as "100 beautiful Japanese historical climate."

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谷中銀座を練り歩く神輿と若者たち
Mikoshi walking through the Yanaka Ganza and young people

夏から秋にかけては山車祭りなどのイベントも多い。由緒ある根津神社では、9月に江戸三大祭の一つともいわれる根津神社例大祭が行われる。また、谷中銀座商店街をはじめとして、町内会を練り歩く諏訪神社例大祭は壮観で、夜になると諏訪神社境内は数多くの露店と、お囃子や神楽舞で賑わう。この諏訪神社の境内は、現在、2019年のNHKの大河ドラマ「いだてん」の撮影にも使われている。

There are many events such as a mountain festival festival from summer to autumn. At the historic Nedu shrine, in September the Nedu shrine festival large festival is said to be said to be one of the Edo three major festivals.In addition, Suwa Shrine festival exception festival which goes around the neighborhood association including the Yanaka Ginza shopping district is spectacular, and in the night the Suwa shrine premises is crowded with numerous stalls, dancing and kagura dancing.The premises of this Suwa shrine is currently used for photographing NHK's TV drama "Idaten" in 2019.

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街には観音様も多い
There are also many Kannonsama in the town
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谷中の飲み屋街
Drinking town in Yanaka
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雪の谷中も美しい
Yanaka of snow is also beautiful