Today Ginza is the center of fashion and luxury brands in Japan, but its origin is quite humble and its fame grew over the centuries.
Exploring one neighborhood in Japan’s largest medieval post town.
Let’s explore the old Tōkaidō road on the outskirts of Edo.
A neighborhood in Tōkyō forgotten by time, but cool af.
In the spring, I happened upon a shrine that was almost in ruins. I finally got around to researching and it found it the shrine has a fascinating history!
Continuing with our 21st installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.
Continuing with our 9th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.
Continuing with our 2nd installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.
What does Mishuku mean? It looks like “three post towns,” but linguists think it originally meant “the place where water abounds.”
Rivers, dead prostitutes, executions, class discrimination, drainage ditches, and naming conventions. This article’s got it all!