The second largest of Japan's underground shopping arcades
The ship which the Dutch mariner, Jan Joosten van Loodensteyn(1556-1623) boarded was wrecked off the coast of Oita prefecture in 1600. The first shogun of the Edo Shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu treated him well. He was active in trading and civil engineering by gaining a trust from shogun. He married Japanese woman and settled in the nearby Edo castle, from where today's land name, Yaesu originated. That is to say Jan Joose changed into Yaesu because of similarity of pronunciation. Nowadays, Yaesu has developed as the commerce and business district. Its underground shopping arcade has a wide variety of stores and restaurants. If you are interested in walking, shopping and eating at a typical underground shopping arcade, I would like to take you to Yaesu. Why don't you join me? The course of my tour, A one day tour for the first time visitors to Tokyo, is close to Yaesu.
The statue of him in Yaesu underground shopping arcade
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