History UsefulNotes / Tokyo

1st Apr '16 7:15:03 AM Khathi
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*** Chiyoda extents still largely correspond to the historical outer wall of the old Edo Castle (the current Imperial Palace is just its central part) and the land that's been reclaimed from the sea since: historically, the castle ended roughly where the Tokyo Station currently sits.
16th Dec '15 4:38:18 PM nombretomado
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** [[UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity The Japanese equivalent of]] {{Oxbridge}} and IvyLeague is located here.

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** [[UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity The Japanese equivalent of]] {{Oxbridge}} and IvyLeague UsefulNotes/IvyLeague is located here.
9th Nov '15 10:05:19 AM Berrenta
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** Ōkubo is most known for being Tokyo's greatest aversion to NoKoreansInJapan.

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** Ōkubo is most known for being Tokyo's greatest aversion to NoKoreansInJapan.most prominent UsefulNotes/KoreansInJapan.
24th Oct '15 9:21:26 PM Khathi
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** While Odaiba is usually being thought of being in Minato, most of it is actually in Koto technically speaking, only a very small part of the whole development (officially called Tokyo Rinkai Fukutoushin, or Tokyo Waterfront Secondary Downtown), centered around Daiba station of the Yurikamome line, is officially named Daiba and is in Minato. The rest of the neigborhood, south of Wangan Road, is actually called Aomi, and, together with neighboring Ariake island, is in Koto ward. Odaiba is a strictly unofficial name and refers to the whole area, including as well the Higashi-Yashio district in Shinagawa.



** ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin if you read Japanese - "港" literally means "port" and this ward contains the port facilities of Tokyo itself (though most actual shipping into and out of the Kanto area nowadays is in Yokohama). TokyoTower is located here. Odaiba is an island full of various amusement areas and research parks, and includes the unusually-shaped headquarters of Fuji TV, as well as a life-size Gundam.

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** ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin if you read Japanese - "港" literally means "port" and this ward contains the port facilities of Tokyo itself (though most actual shipping into and out of the Kanto area nowadays is in Yokohama). TokyoTower is located here.
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Odaiba is an island full of various amusement areas and research parks, and includes the unusually-shaped headquarters of Fuji TV, as well as a life-size Gundam.Gundam. A little known fact is that actually very little of the whole area is situated in Minato ward, most of the development being spread through the neighboring districts of Koto and Shinagawa.


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** A mostly residential and commercial district, it was formerly a large suburb and a first station on the historical Tokaido road betweeen Tokyo and Osaka.
** Together with Roppongi in Minato, the ward's Shinagawa district houses most of the foreign embassies in Tokyo.
** A ''yet another'' part of the whole Odaiba, Higashi-yashio, also happens to be there.
20th Oct '15 7:16:16 AM Khathi
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** Literally translates as [[NewNeoCity "New Lodge"]], which makes sense given this was one of the least-devastated areas of Tokyo in the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and today contains a great deal of skyscrapers. Most of the metropolitan government's offices are located here - you might recognize the building[[note]]Known among the Japanese as "the mountain of taxes", as its construction was largely funded by the surplus local taxes collected during the great property bubble, that the metropolitan government couldn't find any better way to spend on.[[/note]] as the [[Anime/DigimonTamers headquarters of Hypnos]]. When the sun goes down, the area remains lively with a wide array of entertainment options around Shinjuku Station, the most (in)famous area being [[HostessClub Kabuki-]][[RedLightDistrict cho]].

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** Literally translates as [[NewNeoCity "New Lodge"]], which makes sense given this was one of the least-devastated areas of Tokyo in the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and today contains a great deal of skyscrapers. Most of the metropolitan government's offices are located here - you might recognize the building[[note]]Known among the Japanese as "the mountain of taxes", as its construction was largely funded by the surplus local taxes collected during the great property bubble, that the metropolitan government couldn't find any better way to spend on.spend.[[/note]] as the [[Anime/DigimonTamers headquarters of Hypnos]]. When the sun goes down, the area remains lively with a wide array of entertainment options around Shinjuku Station, the most (in)famous area being [[HostessClub Kabuki-]][[RedLightDistrict cho]].
20th Oct '15 7:15:21 AM Khathi
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** One of Tokyo's main "sleeping quarters", this ward, eastern of the largest of the Tokyo's main rivers, Ara, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin that gave it its name]], is miles upon miles of apartment builtings and [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseArchitecture typically Japanese shoebox-sized private houses]].

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** One of Tokyo's main "sleeping quarters", this ward, eastern east of the largest of the Tokyo's main rivers, Ara, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin that gave it its name]], is miles upon miles of apartment builtings buildings and [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseArchitecture typically Japanese shoebox-sized private houses]].



** It headquarters not only the [[UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity Tokyo U]], but also the only slightly less known Waseda and Keio private universities, and the less advertised, but much more posh Gakushuin, a traditional ''alma mater'' of Japan's old aristocracy, including the Emperor himself, and, surprisingly to many, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki.

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** It headquarters not only the [[UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity Tokyo U]], but also the only slightly less known Waseda and Keio private universities, and the less advertised, but much more posh Gakushuin, a traditional ''alma mater'' of Japan's old aristocracy, including the Emperor himself, and, surprisingly to many, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. [[note]]Though he usually doesn't talk about it, and is a committed socialist by his political convictions, but Miya-sensei actually comes from the OldMoney family.[[/note]]



** It is also the seat of the other, more Westerners-oriented entertainment district of Tokyo, Roppongi. Though it's not only the merry-making, Roppongi also houses many of the foreign embassies, including the Russian one with its infamously long and ugly concrete fence that everyone has to pass while walking from the station towards the UsefulNotes/TokyoTower (which is also happens to sit there).

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** It is also the seat of the other, more Westerners-oriented entertainment district of Tokyo, Roppongi. Though it's not only the merry-making, Roppongi also houses many of the foreign embassies, including the Russian one with its infamously long and ugly concrete fence fence[[note]]Though as of 2015 it started to get overgrown with ivy, which will radically improve its appearance eventually, unless some ObstructiveBureaucrat will order it removed.[[/note]] that everyone has to pass while walking from the station towards the UsefulNotes/TokyoTower (which is also happens to sit there).



** Literally translates as [[NewNeoCity "New Lodge"]], which makes sense given this was one of the least-devastated areas of Tokyo in the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and today contains a great deal of skyscrapers. Most of the metropolitan government's offices are located here - you might recognize the building as the [[Anime/DigimonTamers headquarters of Hypnos]]. When the sun goes down, the area remains lively with a wide array of entertainment options around Shinjuku Station, the most (in)famous area being [[HostessClub Kabuki-]][[RedLightDistrict cho]].

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** Literally translates as [[NewNeoCity "New Lodge"]], which makes sense given this was one of the least-devastated areas of Tokyo in the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and today contains a great deal of skyscrapers. Most of the metropolitan government's offices are located here - you might recognize the building building[[note]]Known among the Japanese as "the mountain of taxes", as its construction was largely funded by the surplus local taxes collected during the great property bubble, that the metropolitan government couldn't find any better way to spend on.[[/note]] as the [[Anime/DigimonTamers headquarters of Hypnos]]. When the sun goes down, the area remains lively with a wide array of entertainment options around Shinjuku Station, the most (in)famous area being [[HostessClub Kabuki-]][[RedLightDistrict cho]].
19th Oct '15 6:25:32 AM rockmanx
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** It Headquarters not only the [[UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity Tokyo U]], but also the only slightly less known Waseda and Keio private universities, and the less advertised, but much more posh Gakushuin, a traditional ''alma mater'' of Japan's old aristocracy, including the Emperor himself, and, surprizingly to many, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki.

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** It Headquarters headquarters not only the [[UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity Tokyo U]], but also the only slightly less known Waseda and Keio private universities, and the less advertised, but much more posh Gakushuin, a traditional ''alma mater'' of Japan's old aristocracy, including the Emperor himself, and, surprizingly surprisingly to many, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki.
19th Oct '15 6:14:24 AM Khathi
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** One of Tokyo's main "sleeping quarters", this ward, eastern of the largest of the Tokyo's main rivers, Ara, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin that gave it its name]], is miles upon miles of apartment builtings and [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseArchitecture typically Japanese shoebox-sized private houses]].



** It Headquarters not only the [[UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity Tokyo U]], but also the only slightly less known Waseda and Keio private universities, and the less advertised, but much more posh Gakushuin, a traditional ''alma mater'' of Japan's old aristocracy, including the Emperor himself, and, surprizingly to many, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki.



** Famous areas here include the Ginza district (famous for high-end shopping) and the Tsukiji fish market (famous for...well, fish. And the auctions that start at four in the morning.)

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** Famous areas here include the Ginza district (famous for high-end shopping) right next-door to the aforementioned book capital of Kanda and the Tsukiji fish market (famous for...well, fish. And the auctions that start at four in the morning.)morning) to the south, towards the Minato-ku.


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** It is also the seat of the other, more Westerners-oriented entertainment district of Tokyo, Roppongi. Though it's not only the merry-making, Roppongi also houses many of the foreign embassies, including the Russian one with its infamously long and ugly concrete fence that everyone has to pass while walking from the station towards the UsefulNotes/TokyoTower (which is also happens to sit there).


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** Nerima is still the most rural of the special wards, and until TheEighties it was mostly farmland with little development.


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** Another mostly residential quarter made famous by a [[Anime/YoureUnderArrest couple of traffic inspectors from the Bokuto neighborhood]], which ironically never had a police precinct in RealLife.
29th Apr '15 9:51:23 AM EryliaStarheart
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[[caption-width-right:350:The Center of the Universe with its pink bunny neon sign.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The Center of the Universe with its Universe, as well as pink bunny neon sign.signs.]]
1st Feb '15 8:16:53 AM Prfnoff
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Up to the end of the 16th Century, it was a small fishing village called Edo. The political center of Japan at the time was in Kyoto, while the economic center was in nearby Osaka - both located in the Kansai Plain. The Kanto Plain, where Tokyo now resides, was at the frontier of Japanese civilization (the "[[TheWildWest Wild East]]", as it were.) Following the UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai, UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu set up shop in Edo because of its rich farmland and made it his center of power. The capital was still officially Kyoto, and the Emperor still lived there, but the true power in the 17th through mid-19th Centuries was in the Tokugawa Shogunate's hands. Tokugawa Iemitsu, Ieyasu's grandson, established the policy of ''sankin kōtai'' ("alternate attendance"), which required every daimyō to reside in Edo every other year.

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Up to the end of the 16th Century, it was a small fishing village called Edo. The political center of Japan at the time was in Kyoto, UsefulNotes/{{Kyoto}}, while the economic center was in nearby Osaka - both located in the Kansai Plain. The Kanto Plain, where Tokyo now resides, was at the frontier of Japanese civilization (the "[[TheWildWest Wild East]]", as it were.) Following the UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai, UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu set up shop in Edo because of its rich farmland and made it his center of power. The capital was still officially Kyoto, and the Emperor still lived there, but the true power in the 17th through mid-19th Centuries was in the Tokugawa Shogunate's hands. Tokugawa Iemitsu, Ieyasu's grandson, established the policy of ''sankin kōtai'' ("alternate attendance"), which required every daimyō to reside in Edo every other year.
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