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Japanese History Japanese Shrines & Temples

What does Inaricho mean?

What do foxes and subways have in common?

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Japanese History

What does Taitō mean?

Taitō Ward and Minato Ward are the hubs of Edo-Tōkyō History, but how did Taitō get its name?

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Japanese History

What does Umayabashi mean?

Umayabashi is not the most famous bridge in Tōkyō by a long shot, but it does have an interesting story and etymology.

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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Ueno-Okachimachi and Shin-Okachimachi

Continuing with our 8th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Japanese History Japanese Shrines & Temples Japanese Subculture

What does Akihabara mean?

The autumn leaves are changing. It’s time to tackle the otaku mecca – Akihabara!

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Japanese History Travel in Japan

What does Sendagi mean?

Sendagi is one of the areas where the spirit of old Japan still lingers. It’s history lovers wet dream!

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Japanese History

What does Kuramae mean?

Today’s etymology is super easy, but it touches on a fascinating aspect of Edo Period culture and economics. Check it out, y’all.

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Japanese History Travel in Japan

What does Asakusa mean?

Asakusa – one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Japan.

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Japanese History

What does Okachimachi mean?

Between Ueno and Akihabara there is Okachimachi. Awwwwwww yeah.

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Japanese History Japanese Shrines & Temples Tokugawa Shogun Graves Travel in Japan

Yutoku-in・the Grave of Tokugawa Yoshimune

Tokugawa Yoshimune is considered one of the greatest shoguns of Edo Bakufu. He initiated financial reforms that most likely made writing the rest of this series on Tokugawa shogun graves infinitely easier. Just as they re-used existing sites, I can re-use existing blogs. Awwwww yeah.