Eastern wards of Tokyo

Eastern Tokyo covers the 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 sights are concentrated in Sumida's Ryogoku neighborhood.

Get in

By rail

To Adachi: Tobu-Isesaki Line, Umejima Station or Gotanno Station. To Koiwa: Chuo-Sobu from Shinjuku and Akihabara in the west or Chiba outside of Tokyo.


Flowers in the park


The Crystal View observatory




"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.



Go next

Routes through East

Tokyo/Taito Kinshichō  W  E  Ichikawa Chiba

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