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What does Tachikawa mean?

Tachikawa is a Tokyo suburb. It’s famous for Rainbow Pool, a former US Air Force Base, and a North Korean school!

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The Meguro River

The 7th and final installation on my series “RIvers of Edo-Tokyo.” Today I’ll talk about the glorified storm drain called the Meguro River.

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The Edo River

Soy sauce, sweet rice vinegar, Disneyland, oh my! The Edo River has it all! Plus fireworks!

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The Tama River

The Tama RIver is another river associated with the Edo Period, but in reality, it's history goes back much further…

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The Kanda 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.

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The Arakawa River

Rivers, dead prostitutes, executions, class discrimination, drainage ditches, and naming conventions. This article’s got it all!

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The Tone River

Sometimes called the biggest river in Japan, though it’s actually not, this unruly river unites much of the Kanto area.

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The Sumida River

隅田川Sumidagawa (literally, “corner river,” but actually no known meaning) First a quick note.WordPress isn’t handling footnotes correctly anymore.Not sure why.You’ll have to manually scroll to the end of the article to read them. Sorry about that. I’ve been told by Japanese people that “Japan is a country of water.” The idea being that there’s literally […]

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The Rivers of Edo-Tokyo

More rivers than you can shake a stick at!
You know, if you’re into that sort of thing…