Nihonbashi! Once the most famous bridge in Japan, now most people are surprised to hear there’s actually a bridge here at all. Continue reading What does Nihonbashi 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?
Shinbashi means “new bridge” but is that all there is to the story? Shibashi Station is one of the oldest and most important train stations in Japanese History. Continue reading Why is Shinbashi called Shinbashi?
If read literally, Shibuya means “bitter valley.” However, there are multiple theories about this famous place name’s etymology. Continue reading What does Shibuya mean?
#Hanami is right around the corner and Asukayama was one of #Edo’s most famous spots!
First stop on the #YamanoteLine is #Shinagawa Station which used to be on #Tokyo Bay! Continue reading Yamanote Line: Shinagawa
My long overdue exploration of Tōkyō via the Yamanote Line begins here. I hope you’ll stick around for the whole series! Continue reading Yamanote Line Extravaganza (intro)
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?
#Harajuku means a lot of things to many people, but the area was insignificant until the 1920’s and finally prospered in the post-war years. Continue reading What does Harajuku mean?
What has a whale tail gate, an old shitamachi town, and one of Sony’s major offices, and a shinkasen station? That’s right, Shinagawa! Let’s take the Konan Exit today! Continue reading Why is Konan called Konan?
Teleportation technology wasn’t yet available for the Shogun in Tokugawa Japan, so instead they used an extensive system of roads. The 5 most important roads led to Edo. They were called the Go-kaido. Awwwwwwwww yeah. Continue reading Go-kaidō – The 5 Highways of Old Japan