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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 Mukōjima mean?

Today we’re looking at one of Tōkyō’s best kept secrets. It seems like Asakusa’s boring cousin, but the town is steeped in the history of Edo-Tōkyō.

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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Ushigome-Yanagichō and Ushigome-Kagurazaka

Continuing with our 4th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Japanese History

Ask Me Anything

I decided to take a few reader questions!

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Japanese History

What does Kagurazaka mean?

This one doesn’t have much of a story, but it’s definitely a cool spot in Tokyo. Kagura is a kind of Shinto ritual dance.