My long overdue exploration of Tōkyō via the Yamanote Line begins here. I hope you’ll stick around for the whole series! Continue reading Yamanote Line Extravaganza (intro)
Continuing with our 20th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line. Continue reading Ōedo Line: Azabu Jūban
Easiest place name ever. Continue reading What does Keyakizaka mean?
Today’s place name sounds like it comes from a beautiful green mountain, but actually it’s the name of a prominent samurai family from the Sengoku Period. Why is is Aoyama called Aoyama? Continue reading What does Aoyama mean?
Nihonbashi! Once the most famous bridge in Japan, now most people are surprised to hear there’s actually still a bridge in the area. Continue reading Why is Nihonbashi called Nihonbashi?