Japanese History

What does Honjo mean?

Honjo began as one of Edo’s elite areas but soon developed a rich commoner culture. By the Shōwa Period it was a polluted flophouse on a filthy river.

Japanese History Tokyo Rivers Travel in Japan

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.

Japanese History Japanese Shrines & Temples

What does Kichijoji mean?

Kichijōji, one of the coolest towns in Tokyo looks like a temple name. But if you go to Kichijōji, you won’t find any temples by that name. Today, we’ll find out why there is not temple in Kichijōji called Kichijō-ji. Are you ready to rock?