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Koto

East Tokyo by the waterfront

About Koto
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Things to do in Koto

Upcoming Koto Events

Odaiba Oktoberfest

Odaiba Oktoberfest

Oct 1st - Oct 10th

Sick of the usual Suntory Draught? Bored of Sapporo Classic? Craving something different from your favorite amber colored brew?..

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Tokyo Marathon Expo

Tokyo Marathon Expo

Sunday - Oct 17th

Discover the latest innovations in running equipment, from running gears to apparels, during the largest running trade show of Japan...

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Design Festa Tokyo

Design Festa Tokyo

Nov 13th - Nov 14th

Design Festa is a two-day art and design festival held regularly in the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Odaiba, Tokyo.

1 Free

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Where to eat in Koto

Gundam Cafe Odaiba 6

Gundam Cafe Odaiba

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If you are a fan of Gundam, Mecha, or anime in general, than this is the place for you. It is, of course, a Gundam themed restaurant..

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Rare Ramen in Tokyo

Rare Ramen in Tokyo

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In this video, Rena will join Brian on a rare adventure for lemon ramen at "Rinsuzu Shoku-do" in Ojima, Koto-ku. Rinsuzu creates..

Places to stay in Koto

Kurumi Mansion

Kurumi Mansion

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Kurumi Mansion is the homey alternative to unaffordable hotels and crowded guesthouses.

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About Koto

Koto City, located in eastern Tokyo, is a nearly island-esque ward surrounded by the Sumida River to the west, Arakawa River to the east, and Tokyo Bay to the south. Thanks to this abundance of water, the area is rich in waterside views and lush greenery, which complement its Edo Period charm. On the other hand, Koto is also known for its high-tech and entertainment driven areas, which are characterized by futuristic vibes and activities. Thanks to its breadth of offerings, Koto is truly a destination for everyone.

For a lively, ocean-inspired experience, visit Koto’s Toyosu area. This man-made island is home to the famous Toyosu Market, which is the location of the rebranded and relocated Tsukiji Fish Market (inner market). Watch lively tuna, seafood, and produce auctions from observation windows, shop for non-perishable goods at Uogashi Yokocho Market, and dine on some exquisite sushi. Aside from the market, Toyosu is also home to Lalaport Toyosu, which is one of the largest shopping malls in central Tokyo and filled with international and national brands, restaurants, and a cinema! A noteworthy spot in the mall is Kidzania, which is an amusement park where children can act out different professions.

After Toyosu, hop over to the nearby Odaiba area, which is another man-made island and a hub of high-tech entertainment! Admire the iconic Rainbow Bridge, shop at premium spots, relax on seaside parks and beaches, and marvel at the futuristic cityscape. Be sure to check out Tokyo Big Sight too, which is the largest convention center in Japan! The center hosts numerous conferences, exhibitions and events throughout the year, and the building itself is a modern work of art, characterized by four large inverted pyramids.

Interested in a one-of-a-kind experience? Toyosu and Odaiba are home to the extremely popular teamLab exhibits. teamLab Borderless (Odaiba) and teamLab Planets (Toyosu) feature surreal exhibits that push beyond conventional art and immerse visitors in 3D worlds that play with colors, lights, mirrors, and more. Awaken your senses at these renowned spots.

End an exciting day with an equally exciting night at Ageha, one of Tokyo’s biggest nightclubs! Party through the early hours of the morning with foreigners and Tokyoites alike.

For a more relaxed Koto trip, unwind in its numerous parks. Visit Yumenoshima Park for its scenic walking paths and Tropical Greenhouse Dome that boasts a variety of tropical plants or Wakasu Park for its campgrounds and golf courses. While you are by the water, go canoeing, sailing, or, for a memorable cultural experience, cruise through Koto’s canals on a traditional Edo Period boat and admire the seasonal nature.

On land, continue your historical journey with visits to Tomioka-hachimangu and Kameido-tenjinsha Shrines. Tomioka-hachimangu in particular is famous for its Fukagawa Hachiman Festival, which is one of the three largest Edo festivals in Tokyo. During this annual August festival, participants throw water on portable shrines (mikoshi) that are carried

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