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Japanese History

What does Koishikawa mean?

This may be the closest you get to experiencing a real daimyo garden in Edo.

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Japanese History

What does Myogadani mean?

This place name is a hot mess. All aboard the Tangent Express!!!

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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?

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Japanese History

What does Suidōbashi mean?

Suidobashi mean “aqueduct bridge” because in the Edo Period there was a water pump here that allowed two rivers to cross without merging.