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The “Red Gate” to success

“Aka–mon” means “Red Gate” and, true to the name, Aka-mon is an Edo era vermilion gate that serves as one of t


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Kappa-bashi

This district is called “Kappabashi Wholesale Street. The Kappa is a mythical and imaginary water sprite which


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Ueno

Ueno flourished in the Edo period as a temple town around Kanei-ji, the shogun’s family temple located in the


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Ueno Imperial Gift Park

Opened to the public in 1873, Ueno Park was one of the firt parks built in Japan. Until then, the precincts of


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National Museum of Tokyo

Built in 1937 as the first museum in Japan, its hon-kan(main building, Japanese Gallery) displays the best of


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