Zoshigaya Cemetery is a cemetery where many famous people including John Manjiro and Takehisa Yumeji are buried.

In the Edo period (1603-1867), this was the site of the shogun’s official Address and falconry quarters.

Zoshigaya Cemetery

The cemetery is a metropolitan cemetery covering an area of about 110,000 square meters. Many famous people including Soseki Natsume, Kafu Nagai, Kyoka Izumi, Yumeji Takehisa, as well as politicians such as Kiichi Aichi and Takio Izawa are buried here.

It is also the setting of Soseki Natsume’s masterpiece Kokoro.

Grave of Soseki Natsume At Zoshigaya Cemetery
Grave of Soseki Natsume At Zoshigaya Cemetery

How To Get To Zoshigaya Cemetery

1 minute walk from Zoshigaya Station on the Toden Arakawa Line
3 minutes walk from Exit 5 of Higashi-Ikebukuro Station on Yurakucho Line

Zoshigaya Cemetery Information

NameZoshigaya Cemetery
Hoursfree in the park
Address4, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Things To Do Near Zoshigaya Cemetery

  • 0.3km – Zoshigaya Old Missionary House: A building with the characteristics of a 19th-century American house.
  • 0.6km – Music box Museum: A museum of Music Box Sounds
  • 0.6km – Sunshine Aquarium:  A large aquarium that was renovated in 2011.

Where In Tokyo Is Zoshigaya Cemetery?

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