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What does Kanda mean?

People have been asking for this one since 2013. I finally did it in 2 parts.

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Japanese History

What does Uchisaiwaichō mean?

内幸町 Uchisaiwai-chō (Inner Happy Town) 内幸町 Uchisaiwai-chō is a backwards L-shaped postal code in 千代田区 Chiyoda-ku Chiyoda Ward that borders on 中央区 Chūō-ku Chūō Ward and 港区 Minato-ku Minato Ward. If you walk from 日比谷公園 Hibiya Kōen Hibiya Park to 新橋一丁目 Shinbashi Itchōme and 新橋二丁目 Shinbashi Ni-chōme you will pass through Uchisaiwai-chō, which is a […]

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Japanese History

What does Kitami mean?

Today let’s look at Kitami, a place name closely related to Edo.

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Japanese Castles Japanese History

What does Mishuku mean?

What does Mishuku mean? It looks like “three post towns,” but linguists think it originally meant “the place where water abounds.”

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The Kanda River

The story of the Kanda River is a story as old as Edo itself. It is part and parcel of the evolution of the city.

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Japanese History Tokyo Rivers

The Tone River

Sometimes called the biggest river in Japan, though it’s actually not, this unruly river unites much of the Kanto area.

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Japanese History

What does Tamachi mean?

It’s sounds inaka, but so does your mom.

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What does Dokanyama mean?

Ota Dokan did it! Well, in this case, he probably did. Let’s get it on.

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What does Sendagi mean?

Sendagi is one of the areas where the spirit of old Japan still lingers. It’s history lovers wet dream!

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