Toyosu: An Island in Tokyo Bay

Name: Toyosu

Kind: Town/City

Free Wifi: Yes

Location: 35°39’16.52″ N 139°47’47.47″ E

Stations: Toyosu StationYūrakuchō Line, or Yurikamomé

Worth it? A must-see.

Our Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

Updated 9/12/2021

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Toyosu is small man-made island in the upper northwest part of Tokyo Bay around 35°39’24.99″ N 139°47’48.54″ E built in 1938. Today, it is most well-known for the Toyosu Fish Market – a brand new relocation of the world-famous old Tsukiji Fish Market.

The island also has several other interesting attractions.

Don’t get the new station confused with the old Tsukiji Station on the Metro Hibiya Line in the old location southeast of Ginza – not on Toyosu.

There are also a large variety of high-rise condo residences + short-term apartments on the island.

For an excellent history of the fish market, see this article.

If you have time and also want to visit nearby Obaiba, check out this post.

Access

There are several ways to Toyosu island, but the 2 quickest are on the Metro Yūrakuchō Line, or on the Yurikamome Line from Shimbashi Station. Keep in mind the Yūrakuchō Line is one of the longest in Tokyo, but it also offers a multitude of stops around the city. Toyosu Station is only 4 stops from the world famous Ginza area on the line (from Yurakucho Station/Y18). Taking Yurikamomé has the advantage that there are many other stops around the cluster of islands in Tokyo Bay, including Odaiba and at Tokyo Big Sight. In fact, Yurikamomé runs a ring around most of the islands.

Toyosu Station is smack in the middle of the island, but the fish market is actually several long blocks west towards the bay out on the long narrow western part of the island. It’s still within walking distance for most people.

If you have a little extra time, also check out Toyosu Gururi Park at the far western shore of the island – it provides epic views of Tokyo Bay + the Tokyo skyline (incuding the Rainbow Bridge). It’s one of the best kept photo secrets in Tokyo. You won’t be disappointed.

If you’re up for a long walk, you can also actually walk to the island from the Ginza area by following Rt. 473 southeast across the Sumida River, then cutting over east on Rt. 304 into Toyosu.

Area Layout

Toyosu Island. Tokyo Bay is to the left (west). There are 2 parts to the island: the smaller square area on the right (east) side, and the longer western part. The station is on the east side, and the fish market is at the far lower left (west) corner. Toyosu Gururi Park is at the extreme west side. Ginza is in the upper left corner.

Toyosu Fish Market

The island’s main attraction is the huge new Toyosu Fish Market – where a huge variety of fish are bought, sold, and processed. Tours are available and parts of the facility are open to the public.

LaLaport TOYOSU

After the fish market, the next biggest attraction on the island is LaLaport TOYOSU – a huge mall with numerous attractions. There is also a Kinokuniya Bookstore, and a Tokyu Hands in the mall. There’s loads to do at LaLaport.

Toyosu Sanchome Park

2 blocks east of LaLaport TOYOSU is Toyosu Sanchome Park – an open-air mostly concerete park used for sports + concerts.

Super VIVAHome

Just across from Toyosu Sanchome Park is Super VIVAHome – a huge home furnishings store occupying an entire block. There is also a big Yamada Denki inside.

Tokyo Gas Science Museum

In the very northeast corner of the western 1/2 of the island is the Tokyo Gas Science Museum which also has a huge outdoor park for kids. There is also a long jogging path along the shore.

Just northeast of the Gas Museum are Toyosu Park + Harumibashi (Springtime Beauty Bridge) Park.

Toyosu Roku-chome Park

In the southeast corner of the western 1/2 of the island is another small park called Toyosu Roku-chome Park.

MIFA Football Park

On the very north side of the western 1/2 of the island are 3 large public soccer fields called MIFA Football Park.

teamLab Planets TOKYO

Just south of that is a small art collective called teamLab Planets TOKYO.

Tokyo Sport Playground

One block west of teamLab Planets TOKYO is a small exercise park popular with teens called Tokyo Sport Playground, which includes basketball, dance, and a skateboard park.

Conclusion

Well that’s it for now. Toyosu has lots to offer. Even besides the fish market, the views, parks, and other attractions make it a worthwhile stop. If you’re in the area, check it out.

Enjoy!

LINKS

Toyosu – Wikipedia

Toyosu Station – Wikipedia

Toyosu Station/Y22

Yurikamome – Wikipedia

Yurikamomé

Tokyo Railway Labyrinth: “Yurikamome”

Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line – Wikipedia

Toyosu Area Guide | Tokyo Cheapo

Toyosu Guide | JapanVisitor Japan Travel Guide

Toyosu – Tokyo Travel

Toyosu Market – Wikipedia

Toyosu Fish Market Guide

Toyosu Fish Market: Full Guide Including the Tuna Auction | Tokyo Cheapo

The Difference Between Tsukiji and Toyosu Fish Markets | tsunagu Japan

LaLaport TOYOSU

ショップガイド | アーバンドック ららぽーと豊洲

LaLaport Toyosu – Japan Travel

Toyosu – 🐟 Tokyo’s New Fish Market

Tokyo Travel: Toyosu Fish Market

tsukijiichiba.com

How to Go Toyosu Market (formerly Tsukiji Fish Market)

Toyosu Market Guide – Everything You Need to Know!

15 Closest Hotels to LaLaport Toyosu Mall

Royal Parks Toyosu Monthly

Super Viva Home Center Toyosu | Tokyo Cheapo

Super Viva Home Center, Toyosu

VIVAHome

teamLab Planets TOKYO

https://tokyo-sp.com/

How to photograph Rainbow Bridge from Toyosu Gururi Park

豊洲ぐるりパーク 江東区 豊洲ふ頭内公園

Gas Science Museum Tokyo | JapanVisitor Japan Travel Guide

21 Best Museums In Tokyo To Visit

https://www.yamada-denki.jp/

Tokyo in Pics

Tokyo Metro

Tokyo Railway Labyrinth

Condominiums

豊洲の歴史

Odaiba: Seaside Playground

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Ojima Komatsugawa Koén

Name: Ojima Komatsugawa Koén

Kind: Park

Location: 35°41’29.71″ N 139°51’07.44″ E

To the southwest of Tokyo Sky Tree, along the banks of the Arakawa River is Ojima Komatsugawa Park, in Tokyo’s Koto Ward.

This is a massive park with all kinds of walking trails, bridges, lawns, and gardens.

The park design has a somewhat Soviet feel to it – very spartan, concrete, and modern, but interesting nonetheless. It’s well worth a day trip.

Higashi-Ojima Station on the Toei subway system is just to the east, right near the river.

If you are coming from Sky Tree, there are two possible trips – you can take Rt. 453 down, southeast, and the park will be to your left, but a better way from Sky Tree is to take Yotsume Dori south, stop first at Kinshi Park, then check out the area around Kinshicho Station 1 block to the south, then continue south a few blocks to Sarue-Onshi Park, check it out, then head east on Shin-Ohashi Dori (Rt. 50) all the way into Ojima Komatsugawa Park.

This might sound like a lot but it’s not really – the distances are only a few miles and if you get tired you can stop at one of the parks, or shopping malls to rest. You can also take a train to Kinshicho Station and then head east to the park. The area around Kinshicho Station is definitely a must-see.

Also, 1 block north of Kinshi Park is Olinas Core – a major shopping area worth a look. There’s a nice Yamada Denki store here as well. 2 blocks to the south is a big 3-story Doutour cafe.

Doutor @ Kinshi Park. Olinas Core is visible on the right up the street 1 block, facing north.

Also just a little east of Kinshicho Station is Komeida, another area worth looking at. There’s a small Don Quijote store here, and a Mr. Donut right across from it.

You can do all these on the way to the park, or just cruise through them for a look on your way. On bike the entire trip is only a few hours, on foot, a day-trip and back.

Ojima Komatsugawa Park is shown at the lower right corner next to the Arakawa River. Sky Tree is northwest – in the upper left corner, Kinshi Park is in the center left, and Sakuae Park is in the lower left. Rt. 50 runs left to right (west to east).

As you approach the park, 1 block before the entrance is a huge apartment complex with a Mr. Donut, MOS Burger, post office, and Aeon supermarket on the ground floor:

This is facing north. When you arrive here, continue east (right) for 1 block until you come to the park entrance.

Continue east on 50 and you’ll come to a big curve which veers south. This is where the park entrance is. Head up the stairs and into the park:

Next, you’ll come to a big tiled overpass. Cross over, head straight, and you’ll enter the circular path that rings the park:

Walk along the ringed path, and you’ll be in the park. Sky Tree is still visible in the distance to the northwest.

Park layout. The long tiled walkway after the entrance is shown in the upper center of the above map – just to the left of the large walkway ringing the park. Rt. 50 is just below it.

After the park, go back the way you came, hit the MOS Burger or Mr. Donut for some refreshment, then head back to your original location – or head back to Kinshicho and check out some of the shops at PARCO, Marui (OIOI), or Termina right near the station. There is also a very good SEIYU discount grocery in the basement of the PARCO complex.

As a footnote, on Rt. 50 (Shin-Ohashi Dori), between Sarue Park and Ojima Komatsugawa Koén is the futuristic capsule hotel, Moon Station Hotel located at 35°41’22.61″ N 139°49’37.57″ E. This is a mixed and women-only luxury capsule hotel with futuristic deluxe and small rooms with ambient lighting and a space-station design. Capusles are fairly cheap – ranging from $42-$78/night. Another futurisitc oddity that could only happen in Japan.

Enjoy.

LINKS

Arakawa, Tokyo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higashi-ojima_Station

https://taiken.co/single/best-5-spots-in-edogawa/

https://tokyo-tokyo.com/Kinshicho.htm

https://moonstationhotel.jp/room-introduction/

https://www.agoda.com/moon-station-hotel-tokyo/hotel/tokyo-jp.html?checkIn=2020-09-16&los=14&adults=1&rooms=1&cid=1720055&searchrequestid=c686d464-365d-43d2-9a8c-b55c78598821&travellerType=0

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