I’ve been writing about Tokyo places names for half a year now and I don’t know why I haven’t written about this one. This was the first origin story I ever heard. Now I’ll share it with you. Continue reading What does Mitaka mean?
Tachikawa is a Tokyo suburb. It’s famous for Rainbow Pool, a former US Air Force Base, and a North Korean school! Continue reading What does Tachikawa mean?
Continuing with our 23rd installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line. Continue reading Ōedo Line: Yoyogi and Shinjuku
Chōfu is a suburb west of the 23 Wards that is home to many historical treasures. It’s best known as the hometown of Kondō Isami, leader of the Shinsengumi. Continue reading What does Chōfu mean? (Part One)
The Tama RIver is another river associated with the Edo Period, but in reality, it's history goes back much further…
Continue reading The Tama River
The story of the Kanda River is a story as old as Edo itself. It is part and parcel of the evolution of the city. Continue reading The Kanda River
Kichijōji, one of the coolest towns in Tokyo looks like a temple name. But if you go to Kichijōji, you won’t find any temples by that name. Today, we’ll find out why there is not temple in Kichijōji called Kichijō-ji. Are you ready to rock? Continue reading What does Kichijoji mean?
Inokashira Park is Kichijoji’s famous park. But did you know that big lake was the source of drinking water for a million people in Edo? Continue reading What does Inokashira mean?
Today we’re gonna take a look at Kōenji, a cool little town in Suginami Ward. We’ll also talk about birds and something called Awa Odori. Continue reading Why is Kōenji called Kōenji?
Ever heard of Yodobashi Camera? Sure, you have. Ever heard of Yodobashi Ward, Tokyo? Probably not. Every heard of the Yodo Bridge in Tokyo? Most likely not. Have you ever been to Shinjuku or Nakano? Probably, yes…. Continue reading Yodobashi – A Haunted Bridge in Nakano?