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Japanese History

What does Ōkubo mean?

What does Ōkubo mean? Samurai and guns – woo hoo!

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Japanese History

Yamanote Line: Shin-Ōkubo

I’m gonna get some blow back for this one.

Next stop on the Yamanote Line:

Shin-Ōkubo

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Japanese History

Yamanote Line: Harajuku, Yoyogi, and Shinjuku

All aboard the #YamanoteLine!

Next stop?
#Harajuku, #Yoyogi, #Shinjuku!

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Japanese History

What does Shinjuku mean?

Shinjuku is one of the craziest places in Tokyo. Guess what. It’s ALWAYS been like that!

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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Tochōmae and Nishi-Shinjuku Go-chōme

Continuing with our 24th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Yoyogi and Shinjuku

Continuing with our 23rd installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Ōedo Line: Ushigome-Yanagichō and Ushigome-Kagurazaka

Continuing with our 4th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Ōedo Line: Higashi-Shinjuku and Wakamatsu-Kawada

Continuing with our 3rd installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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What does Shinanomachi mean?

In Tokyo’s most crowded ward, there’s a place only 900 people live. Shinanomachi is an EPIC place name.

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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.