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Japanese History

What does Udagawacho mean?

Have you ever been to Shibuya? It’s made of many neighborhoods. Let’s explore!

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Haunted Tokyo Japanese History

What does Meotobashi mean?

Lovers and human sacrifice?

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Japan Japanese Holidays Travel in Japan

Edo River Fireworks

Summer in Japan means matsuri (festivals), hanabi (fireworks), and fuzoku (prostitution). Today we’ll look at the first two!

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Japanese History

Why is Hatchōbori called Hatchōbori

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