Tokyo Neighborhoods • Minowa
Located north of Asakusa(pics), Minowa is a residential district a bit below the Tokyo average in Taito-ku and Arakawa-ku. It is famous for the red-light area known as Senzoku Yonchome. The latter used to be the famous Yoshiwara in the past and still retains a large number of soaplands and other such establishments. I'm not sure if I could find the red-light zone thus, since it supposedly looks just like average streets -- sorry .
How to get to Minowa Neighborhood
Minowa Station or Minami-senju Station on the on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.
Last edited by Parent on Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:42 am, edited 4 times in total.
Neighborhoods Nearby Minowa - Pictures by Parent
Iriya Neighborhood by Parent. Located in Taito-ku nearby Iriya Station, Iriya is a middle-class residential.. Distance from Minowa: 1.2km S, 3 pictures.
Yanaka Ginza Neighborhood by Parent. Old shopping street in Yanaka. Many shopping districts in Japan are named Ginza - in reference to the famous Ginza shopping district in Chuo-ku. Yanaka Ginza can be reached through the Nippori station on the JR yamanote.. Distance from Minowa: 1.9km W, 6 pictures.
Asakusa Neighborhood by Parent. One of Tokyo's historical districts, Asakusa abounds with traditional japanese restaurants, a temple, gardens, tea shops, and a traditional japanese shopping Another historical district within Tokyo which is a bit sim.. Distance from Minowa: 2km SSE, 14 pictures.
Asakusa Neighborhood by Parent. A few pictures of Asakusa taken in October 2005 under cloudy/rainy.. Distance from Minowa: 2km SSE, 18 pictures.
Ueno Park Neighborhood by Parent. While not too large in area, Ueno Park is nicely manicured and offers a beautiful pond. The residential areas around the park are not too expensive to live with the rent being the Tokyo average (typically 80000 yens/month for a.. Distance from Minowa: 2km SW, 5 pictures.
Ueno Neighborhood by Parent. During the 60s or 70s, the Ueno station area used to have somewhat of a bad reputation due to the people living there being generally unsophisticated blue-collars. The Ueno residents most often came from the northern prefectures.. Distance from Minowa: 2.1km SSW, 22 pictures.
Yanaka Neighborhood by Parent. Yanaka is located in Taito-ku in-between Nezu and Nippori Station. It is most famous for its Aizomegawa river and its Yanakareien (Yanaka cemetery), one of the three most popular cemeteries in Tokyo (the other two being Aoyama.. Distance from Minowa: 2.5km SWW, 23 pictures.
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