Joto Area — Around Minami-sunamachi Station

Joto Area — Around Minami-sunamachi Station

Tokyo Metro Tozai Line "Minami-Sunamachi Station" neighborhood, area of "Toyocho Station" neighborhood (the east side). Sendaiborigawa Park which Former residential house of Oishi family which is the oldest private house existing in ward is located is full of many people in spring as famous spot for its cherry blossoms. Around Minami-sunamachi Station has two supercenter, and various events are held mainly on holiday and are recommended to outing in families.

List of sightseeing theme spots

1. The site of Cannon Casting of Choshu Domain (historical site) (chosyuhantaihochuzojoato)

The site of Cannon Casting of Choshu Domain (historical site)

Around the time of the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, the Choshu clan manufactured cannons under orders from Sakuma Shouzan, within the grounds of the daimyou’s suburban residence and in the vicinity of what are now Minamisuna 2 and 3-chome, Koto City. A bronze monument on the site is modeled on an original cannon manufactured here at the time and now preserved at Les Invalides in Paris, France. The monument is mounted on a white granite pedestal.

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2. Former residential house of Oishi family (kyuoishikejutaku)

Former residential house of Oishi family

The former residence of the Oishi family is the oldest private house built in the Edo era that still exists in the city. The building overcame a succession of disasters, such as a major earthquake in 1855 (the 2nd year of the Ansei era), and is a valuable private house whose appearance remains the same today as when it was built. In order both to protect and to impart that cultural and historical value, the house was certified as a tangible cultural property (building) in 1994 (the 6th year of the Heisei era), and following a survey into the feasibility of its being dismantled, was moved to its present location and reconstructed in 1996.

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3. Topyrec Plaza (topirekkupuraza)

Topyrec Plaza

Topyrec Plaza is commercial complex consisting of the east hall, ion building, the west halls. In addition to food, clothing and shelter, we have facility in medical and sports leisure. Visitors can enjoy winter illuminations, along with outside lighting banners whose design changes with the season, as they walk around the shopping center’s outdoor promenade.

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4. Tomigaoka Hachimangu Shrine (tomigaokahachimanguu)

Tomigaoka Hachimangu Shrine

This shrine is thought to have been established at the end of the Nara era, and the local Shinto deity enshrined there is believed to protect the birthplaces of people from the area. Towards the end of the Edo era it was renowned as a famous place in the suburbs of Edo, and of particular interest is the fact that rows of cherry trees along Omotesando in this location are depicted in Utagawa Hiroshige’s ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’. The Fuji burial mound in the grounds of the shrine is a designated cultural property of Koto City.

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5. The site of Susaki Stadium (historical site) (susakikyujoato)

The site of Susaki Stadium (historical site)

Susaki Stadium (also known as the Susaki Dai-Tokyo Stadium) was used in the early days of Japanese professional baseball, and the home field of Dai-Tokyo Gun, who became Japan’s sixth professional baseball team when they were formed in February 1936 (the 11th year of the Showa era). The stadium was closed down before WWII. Koto City built monument in (2005) in 2005.

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6. SUNAMO Minamisunamachi Shopping center (minamisunamachishoppingusentasunamo)

SUNAMO Minamisunamachi Shopping center

Sunamo Minamisuna-machi Shopping Center is a large-scale mall where you can find anything you need, anytime you need it, and where every day will entertain and excite. Seven large stores and about 100 specialty stores gather in a hall and suggest various lifestyles.

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7. Gallery A4 (gyarariekuwaddo) (gyarariekuwaddo)

Gallery A4

It is the gallery in Takenaka Corporation Tokyo Main Store. Based on the concept of ‘a gallery for enjoying architecture’, the gallery enables visitors to sample the delights of architecture through a variety of different media on display, including everything from the latest technology to art, photography, video, and publications. In gallery to be able to enjoy from general person to expert, we hold course and workshop about building.

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8. Koto City Koto library (we ask)

Koto City Koto library

We finish repair work in (2013) September in 2013 and are reopened and introduce IC system and are library where we installed automatic rental, return machine, reservation shelf in. The library is in possession of 480,000 books. (As of March 2014) Also, an exhibition of materials is on display depicting the stories of children who were evacuated to various locations in Yamagata and Niigata Prefectures in order to avoid harm during World War II air raids . At this exhibition, called the ‘Mass Evacuation of School Children Reference Room’, visitors can see documents, letters, and photographs from the time.

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9. Shinsuna water gate (shinsunasuimon)

Shinsuna water gate

The water gate at the entrance to the Sunamachi Canal connects the canal with the mouth of the Arakawa River. It is 23.4 m wide and was completed in 1976 (the 51st year of the Showa era). The flood gate is constructed in a so-called ‘sector gate’ form, with two folding doors that swing via fulcrums.

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