A rags to riches story. From sandbar to waterfront boardwalk. What does Tennoze Isle mean?
A neighborhood in Tōkyō forgotten by time, but cool af.
Gotenyama was the premiere hanami spot in Edo. Not much remains today.
Osaki is located on the Yamanote Line between Gotanda and Shinagawa… and that’s pretty much all I can say about the area.
In the Edo Period, this area was ocean. Today it’s skyscrapers!
Shinagawa Station in History I haven’t updated in a while, so please accept my apologies. I’ve got a lot on my plate at the moment but there is an article in the works. That said, an idea came to me while on the shitter thinking about Edo Bay vs. Tōkyō Bay (as one does). So […]
Samezu was a fishing/seaweed village, but today, it’s just a shitamachi neighborhood in Shinagawa.
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Easiest place name ever.
As one of the most popular “Haunted Spots” of Tokyo, Suzugamori will not disappoint. Most of the “creative executions” happened here. If you visit, you won’t be disappointed.
Have you ever heard of Sendai Horigawa? Me neither. Wanna know where the name comes from? Well, alright then, all aboard the place name train! Choo-choooooooo!
Today I have more pictures of lumberyards than you can shake a stick at.
See what I did there?
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!
Was there a connection between the place names for Shinagawa and Takanawa? Let’s find out today. (btw – today’s place names will require a pretty reasonable familiarity with kanji).