To the shopping district overflowing with the warmth of downtown people
Koto City has individual mall many whom both adult and child can enjoy. You can enjoy enough just to look, but please feel human empathy of downtown area while talking with local people.
List of sightseeing theme spots
Kameido Katori Kachiun Shopping Street with history that is the oldest in Koto City. Since the Meiji era, this area has been developed on the approach road which originally was within the precincts of Katori Shrine. It is approximately 1.6 km away from Skytree, a good distance for a walk. In spring 2011, it was renovated and reopened and has been bustling with people throughout the area as a tourist retro shopping district with a Showa 30s theme.
A famous shopping district that is renowned throughout the country. There are around 180 stores here, selling everything from fresh foods, side dishes such as oden, and everyday essentials, to textiles and fabrics. Just by walking and looking around, visitors can gain a genuine feel for the atmosphere of a typical Tokyo neighborhood. Prices are slashed on the 10th of every month for the ‘Bakane-ichi’ (literally ‘crazy price market’), which is not to be missed.
Located right outside of Monzen-nakacho Station, Ninjo Fukagawa Goriyakudori Street is the 150-meter temple approach road stretching from Eitai-dori to Fukagawa Fudodo Temple. About 40 shops line the street, offering Japanese sweets, Amazake, Kyoto pickles, Edo accessories, and jewelry. Enjoy the liveliness of the shopping arcade. On the 1st, 15th, and 28th of every month the road bustles with even larger crowds due to the fairs that are held.
Visitors to this shopping district can encounter ‘Norakuro’, a work by the manga artist Tagawa Suiho, who lived in Koto City from early childhood to adolescence. We hold vehicle-free promenade on Sundays and holidays and, also, are full of many people at the time of event holding. On their way to the Tagawa Suiho Norakuro-kan, which is inside the Morishita Culture Center, visitors can enjoy dining and shopping while surrounded by the distinctive figure of Norakuro, who is featured on everything from posters to street furniture and shop fronts.
Long-established stores with histories dating back more than a century stand side-by-side in this shopping district. With their downtown charm and renowned original dishes, the restaurants here count both foodies and celebrities among their regular visitors. Also, from the end of June until the beginning of July each year, many people visit the area for the Morning Glory Market. At the intersection in the shopping district are replicas of matoi, decorative standards carried by firefighters in the Edo era, and this is the ideal start and finish point for a walk along the Fukagawa River.
Around a hundred stores in this shopping district are lined up along the street, which is around 800 meters long and faces the Fukagawa Edo Museum. Kiyosumi Garden is on the west side of the shopping district, and Tokyo-to Gendai Bijutsukan (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo) is on the east side. The Kakashi Contest is held every September. Distinctive scarecrow-like figures are lined up along the street. There are unique stores lined up and you can find something new every time you visit.
This has been the busy district since the Edo period and its prosperity has continued to the present. This area is busy with people on the 1st, 15th, and 28th of every month at the Fukagawa fairs. Approximately 130 shops line Eitai-dori, the center of the area, and you can buy everything from food to daily necessities.
There is a shopping district along Ohyokogawa River running parallel to Fukagawa Fudodo Temple, Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine, and Eitai-dori. Open around Sumiyoshi Shinto shrine, and there is shop of little-known spot to the people in the know, too. In Furuishibagawa Water Park nearby, you can enjoy a walk and visit the shopping district where flowers bloom throughout all four seasons. Many people especially enjoy the peonies that bloom in spring, along with cherry blossoms that bloom on both sides of the Toyokawa River.
This popular shopping district along Kuramaebashi-dori faces the approach road of Kameidoten Shrine. Especially at Fuji Festival held in May, it is full of people during the rites of Kameido Tenjinsha Shrine. There are many traditional Japanese sweets stores that sell senbei, manju, and kuzumochi, as well as places to eat and stores that sell products related to Tenjin-sama. You can enjoy this area while taking the time to walk around before or after visiting the shrine.
This shopping district spreads along Meiji-dori, on the north side of Kameido Train Station. On Sundays, the street becomes a pedestrian zone full of people. There are various kinds of stores, traditional and popular. It is a busy shopping district with an unceasing flow of people throughout the day.
This shopping district extends for 660 meters from east to west, from Meiji-dori to beyond the Tobu Line railroad crossing, on the north side of Kameido Train Station. By "carp streamer festival" held in May, carp streamer swims every year all over the mall. The shopping district, full of downtown warm-heartedness, is equipped with LED street lights.
Gonohashi Toyokunidori Shopping Street is located to the south side of Kameido Train Station and extends for 250 meters along the length of Meiji-dori. At the 3rd Toyokuni Gototeien, an authentic Japanese garden on the south side of the shopping district, various events are held every year. The names of the shopping district and garden originate from a popular ukiyoe artist living by Gonohashi (previously Itsutsume-no Watashi), Toyokuni Utagawa III.
Mall that extends to the north from east side, Shin-ohashi-dori St. of Ojima Station. Around 100 stores are lined up beside the 300 meter-long main street, selling fruit, vegetables, fresh fish, side dishes, and more, and the bustling atmosphere really is that of a ‘downtown kitchen’. It becomes vehicle-free promenade and, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., is full of shoppers. The Bikkuri Market is held on the 8th of every month.
Mall in front of Toyosu Station. This shopping district supports the lives and community of the new town by holding events such as Halloween parades and—in cooperation with other town-making groups—holding the Toyosu Carnival and Toyosu Suisai Festival. Shop of about 50 stores including eating and drinking store and product sales store links the eaves and is full of many people every day.