赤坂

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あか
Grade: 1
さか
Grade: 3

Etymology[edit]

Literally "red hill", from  (あか) (aka, red) and  (さか) (saka, hill). The placename does not refer to any known specific hill, and may be reduced from an earlier 茜坂 (あかねさか) (akanesaka, madder hill, literally red root hill).

Proper noun[edit]

赤坂 (hiragana あかさか, rōmaji Akasaka)

  1. A district of Minato, Tokyo.
  2. A surname​.