Continuing with our 23rd installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line. Continue reading Ōedo Line: Yoyogi & Shinjuku
Chōfu is a suburb west of the 23 Wards that is home to many historical treasures. It’s best known as the hometown of Kondō Isami, leader of the Shinsengumi. Continue reading What does Chōfu mean? (Part One)
Inokashira is the name of a lake Kichijoji. There’s also a train line named after it.
This lake is far from Edo-Tokyo, but it actually has a strong connection to Edo Castle and Edo itself. Continue reading What does Inokashira mean?
I’ve been writing about Tokyo places names for half a year now and I don’t know why I haven’t written about this one. This was the first origin story I ever heard. Now I’ll share it with you. Continue reading What does Mitaka mean?