Edo is an old name of Tokyo. Tokugawa Ieyasu was a founder of Tokugawa shogunate of Japan and the first Shogun who set Tokyo as its political capital and brought about 264 years of peace under his family regime in Edo era (1603-1867).
Partially depicted by a popular Hollywood film called “The Last Samurai”, the 15th Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu became the last Shogun who returned power to the Meiji Emperor in Kyoto.
In Meiji era (1868-1912), Japan adopted Western culture and its system aggressively and increased wealth and military power.
Edo era is a rare period without war when traditional Japanese culture such as Kabuki, woodblock printing flourished among ordinary people while Tokugawa shogunate had an isolationist policy.
Edo was designed by a genius monk and adviser to Shogun called Tenkai. He developed Edo town according to feng shui principles to maintain long lasting administration of Shogun.
Let’s explorer such “power spots” together and enjoy Japanese tea on sites where you can replenish your body and soul.