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Japanese History

What does Ginza mean?

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.

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Japanese History

What does Aomonoyokochō mean?

Exploring one neighborhood in Japan’s largest medieval post town.

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Japanese History

What does Tachiaigawa mean?

A neighborhood in Tōkyō forgotten by time, but cool af.

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Japanese History

What does Sangenjaya mean?

Once a place for pilgrims to make a brief pit stop, today Sangenjaya is a hot spot for eating and drinking.

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Japanese History Japanese Shrines & Temples

What does Suijin Ōhashi mean?

Suijin is a reference to the god of the Sumida River. This bridge replaced a famous ferry crossing immortalized in ukiyo-e by Hiroshige.

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Japanese History

What does Azumabashi mean?

Azumabashi is one of the biggest tourist spots in Tokyo. The bridge is named after a little known shrine.