Eastern Tokyo covers the five eastern Tokyo wards of Adachi (足立), Katsushika (葛飾), Edogawa (江戸川), Kōtō (江東) and Arakawa (荒川). Neighboring Sumida (墨田) is covered in its own article.
Eastern Tokyo is largely residential and industrial, with few tourist attractions of note. Most noteworthy sights are concentrated in Sumida's Ryogoku neighborhood.
- Kiyosumi Garden (清澄庭園), 3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku (4 min from Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Oedo and Hanzomon lines. From Exit A3, cross the main street. Turn left to the next small street, then right along the wall to the entrance), ☎ +81 03-3641-5892, . 9AM-5PM. Not the most famous of Tokyo's gardens, but is quite lovely and uncrowded. Originally created in the Edo period, it took its present form during the Meiji Era, under the ownership of the founder of Mitsubishi. ¥150.
- Fukagawa Edo Museum (深川江戸資料館), 1-3-28 Shirakawa, Koto-ku (10 min from Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Oedo and Hanzomon lines. From Exit A3, turn left. At the next traffic light, turn left again. The museum is ahead on the left, past the entrance to a temple), ☎ +81 03-3630-8625, . Closed for renovation until approximately July 2010. A contrast to the huge Edo-Tokyo Museum, this one is small and intimate. A neighborhood of the Edo era has been recreated with homes, shops and even a canal. Wander about, peering in windows.
"Monja-yaki" (もんじゃ焼き) is a Kanto-area specialty, similar to okonomiyaki. Once people used to make words with ingredients on the hot plate for fun before eating because "Monja-yaki" means "word ware". Monja-yaki's basic batter is made of water, flour and soy sauce. Ingredients can include cabbage, grated yam, crushed tempura, cuttlefish, shrimp, slices of meat, and so on. Although Tsukishima is Tokyo's best-known neighborhood for monjayaki, it's popular here as well.
- Menkouboutenshou, 5-3-1 Horikiri, Katsushika-ku (1 minute from Horikiri-shoubuen Station), ☎ +81 03-5680-3328. 11:45AM-2AM.
- Ageha, 2-2-10 Shin-kiba, Kōtō-ku (5 min from Shin-Kiba stn on Rinkai/Metro Yurakucho), . Tokyo's largest club featuring world-class DJs and a distinctive crowd of Japanese youth. Due to its remote location, Ageha offers a free shuttle from Shibuya which takes about 40 minutes.
|Routes through Tokyo/East