A Dude Who Blogs About the Hills of Tokyo

Just stumbled across something so quirky and awesome that I had to share it. If you’re familiar with place names in any Japanese city, you’ll know that the kanji for 坂 saka hill and 丘 oka hill occur regularly. Also, the kanji for 上 ue and 下 shita down are also heavily represented, usually referring to the tops and bottoms of hills. Well, I came across this guy’s blog and he’s photographing and writing about all kinds of famous hills in Tōkyō[i]. I totally got a history nerd boner from this. The page is all in Japanese, but even if you can’t read Japanese, you might like looking at the hills. Maybe.

Anyhoo, thought I’d just share this with y’all.

Here’s the link to his blog:





[i] I should have used the past tense because he hasn’t updated his 東京坂道さんぽ Tōkyō Sakamichi Sanpo Tōkyō Hill-Road Walking page page since July 2012. But whatever, it’s pretty cool.

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