A rags to riches story. From sandbar to waterfront boardwalk. What does Tennoze Isle mean?
Exploring one neighborhood in Japan’s largest medieval post town.
Let’s explore the old Tōkaidō road on the outskirts of Edo.
A neighborhood in Tōkyō forgotten by time, but cool af.
Gotenyama was the premiere hanami spot in Edo. Not much remains today.
First stop on the #YamanoteLine is #Shinagawa Station which used to be on #Tokyo Bay!
Goten’yama was one of Edo’s most famous spots for cherry blossom viewing… until it wasn’t.
This area has been inhabited since the late Paleolithic Period.
Osaki is located on the Yamanote Line between Gotanda and Shinagawa… and that’s pretty much all I can say about the area.
In the Edo Period, this area was ocean. Today it’s skyscrapers!
Shinagawa Station in History I haven’t updated in a while, so please accept my apologies. I’ve got a lot on my plate at the moment but there is an article in the works. That said, an idea came to me while on the shitter thinking about Edo Bay vs. Tōkyō Bay (as one does). So […]
The 7th and final installation on my series “RIvers of Edo-Tokyo.” Today I’ll talk about the glorified storm drain called the Meguro River.
What do you get when you mix seaweed, archaeology, paleolithic pottery, and an execution ground on beachfront property? Ōmori!!!
Samezu was a fishing/seaweed village, but today, it’s just a shitamachi neighborhood in Shinagawa.
10 Quick Questions From Readers!
(Still took 2 days to write… lol)
As one of the most popular “Haunted Spots” of Tokyo, Suzugamori will not disappoint. Most of the “creative executions” happened here. If you visit, you won’t be disappointed.
I hope I don’t lose readers for this series… but here we go. A 4 part series on the 3 execution grounds of Edo. It’s gory, depressing, spooky and fascinating.
What has a whale tail gate, an old shitamachi town, and one of Sony’s major offices, and a shinkasen station? That’s right, Shinagawa! Let’s take the Konan Exit today!
Was there a connection between the place names for Shinagawa and Takanawa? Let’s find out today. (btw – today’s place names will require a pretty reasonable familiarity with kanji).
If you or any of your friends are thinking of coming to Tōkyō on a budget, I can recommend a new, clean, super cheap guesthouse! At about $30 a night, it beats any regular hotel in the Tōkyō area. This is the same price as a “capsule hotel” which is no way to travel. Plus, […]