Zoshigaya Cemetery not far from Ikebukuro contains the graves of some famous people.
Within the neat public cemetery lie such luminaries as Lafcadio Hearn, Natsume Soseki, Kyoka Izumi, Hideki Tojo, Yumeji Takehisa, and Nakahama "John" Manjiro.
Zoshigaya Cemetery dates from the late 19th century and is administered by the Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association.
Not far from the cemetery is the Zoshigaya Missionary Museum.
Toshima-ku, Minami Ikebukuro 4-25-1
Tel: 03 3971 6868
Access: Higashi Ikebukuro and Gokokuji stations on the Yurakucho Subway Line; Zoshigaya on the Fukutoshin Subway Line; Toden Zoshigaya Station on the Arakawa Line. By bus get off at Zoshigaya-reien Iriguchi stop (Bus Line #02 Otsu).
Rough Guide To Japan
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
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