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What does Tennōzu Isle mean?

A rags to riches story. From sandbar to waterfront boardwalk. What does Tennoze Isle mean?

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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

What does Meguro mean?

Meguro is the name of several postal codes, a river, a handful of bus stops and train stations, and one of the 23 Special Wards of the Tokyo Metropolis. The name means “Black Eyes.” Weird.

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What does Setagaya mean?

Setagaya may not be the most exciting place in the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo, but it’s no slouch. Famous for its inaccessibility, it offers affordable housing and… the Ii Clan’s Funerary Temple in Edo.

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What does Daita mean?

One of the official place names near Shimo-Kitazawa is Daita. It seems to have a mythological origin and a possible tie in to the original creation myths of Japan.

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What does Shimo-Kitazawa mean?

Hey you! Wants some candy? Get in the car with me and I’ll tell you all about why Shimo-Kitazawa is called Shimo-Kitazawa.