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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Nakano-Sakaue

Continuing with our 25th 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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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.

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Japanese History

What does Mitaka mean?

I’ve been writing about Tokyo places names for half a year now and I don’t know why I haven’t written about this one. This was the first origin story I ever heard. Now I’ll share it with you.

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Haunted Tokyo Japanese History

Yodobashi – A Haunted Bridge in Nakano?

Ever heard of Yodobashi Camera? Sure, you have. Ever heard of Yodobashi Ward, Tokyo? Probably not. Every heard of the Yodo Bridge in Tokyo? Most likely not. Have you ever been to Shinjuku or Nakano? Probably, yes….