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What does Ikejiri mean?

Today we’re talking about ASS. Not just any ASS, but LAKE ASS. Think you can handle this? Alright then, let’s get it on! Awwwwwwwwwwwww yeah!!!

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Why is Hatchōbori called Hatchōbori

What does Hatchōbori mean? It’s not an 8 city moat, by the way.

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What does Nakano mean?

Maids, otaku, great bars and izakayas, a nice mix of families, artists, students, freaks and a super convenient location makes Nakano one of the unsung cool wards of Tokyo. Plus it’s the porn capital of Asia…

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What does Ikebukuro mean?

Today will look at one of Tokyo’s busiest (and one of my least favorite) areas. The is pretty strange and there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Today we’ll figure it all out!

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What does Ueno mean?

上野Ueno (Upper Field) Many place names in Japan are named after the location of old fields. Ueno (upper field), Shimono (lower field), and Nakano (middle field) are some common ones. Of course, the most famous Ueno is in Tokyo. It’s sometimes called 上野の山 (Ueno Mountain/Hill) and I suspect this elevation (20 meters above sea level) is […]