East Tokyo

Tsukishima

Description Tsukishima literally means “moon island”. Serviced by Tokyo Metro Yurakucho and Toei Oedo, it is a man made Island. Originally designed for iron workers mining, it has been redeveloped for other purposes like housing. It has historical significance for the way it was formed and its historical significance. Located on Tsukishima is the Nishi-Nakadori Street which has some of the most outstanding and famous restaurants of Tokyo in one place. With over 70 different available, there is something for everyone’s taste.

Toyosu

Description Toyosu was formed by the leftovers of the great Kanto earthquake in 1923. It is an artificial island which has grown considerably over the past decade. Home to the Urban Dock Lalaport Toyosu, which is one of the largest centers for shopping and entertainment. It has everything you can imagine located in one spot. Home to many residential buildings, it is somewhere that you may want to check out for final accommodations.

Akihabara

Description Akihabara is also referred to as the Akihabara Electric Town. It is known to be the best, and the biggest place to purchase the latest and greatest selection of electronics. If you should need any appliances, gadgets, or electronic devices, this is the best place to find them. Not just electronics, it also is a place to make many other comics and other media. It is also home to the Tokyo Anime Center which showcases the famous anime cartoon art which has gained in popularity over the past decade.

Nihombashi

Description Nihombashi is one of the busiest financial and business districts in Tokyo. Coming into existence in the 1600s, it became the hub for financial and business in the city. Serviced by many canals, it made merchandising and trade easy. Of historical significance for the beginnings of the great financial power of Tokyo’s city center, it still contains many financial and businesses for the city. It houses the Bank of Japan and the Tokyo Stock Exchange as well.

Kasai

Description The Kasai is a station which is famous for the way that you can park. Unlike other stations you are able to store your bike to commute to and from the station. There is an underground parking lot that will store your bike for you. Located near the station is the Tokyo Subway Museum which is a great documentation of the history of the subway systems in Tokyo. One of the greatest public transportation system, it is definitely a testament to their accomplished transit system.

Ryogoku

Description Ryogoku is also known as “Sumo Town” because it is the epicenter of sumo wrestling. It has many parks, temples and museums, but is the very beginning of the sumo wrestling art that has become a tradition to the Japanese culture. Many restaurants are located in the area and the Ryogoku station services the many places that there are to tourist in the area. You would be remiss to not at least witness one wresting match, a huge entertainment tradition.

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