Trivia: What is the meaning of "Tokyo"?

Dec 06, 2021

Q.

What is the meaning of “Tokyo” (東京)?

a) Capital City

b) Center of Japan

c) Eastern Capital

A.

The answer is… c) Eastern Capital!

In kanji, “to” (東) means East, and “kyo” (京) means Capital.

As a side note, did you know that “Kyoto” uses the same kanji, in reverse (京都). Kyoto means “Capital City” since it once was the capital of Japan!

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