Just a minute’s walk from JR Nippori Station spreads a vast cemetery in Tokyo’s Taito Ward that covers much of the eastern half of the area known as Yanaka and a strip of the neighboring Ueno Sakuragi area.

Yanaka Reien is where a number of historical figures — including Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837-1913), the last of the Tokugawa shoguns — rest, along with a countless number of nameless souls.

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