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Welcome to Koto City

Introduction

Located in the eastern part of Tokyo, Koto City is blessed with a rich waterfront and lush greenery. A traditional downtown atmosphere tracing back to the Edo era still remains in its inland area, while there is sophisticated large-scale development for the capital, Tokyo, in its coastal area, accompanied by a growing population. People living here are warm-hearted, yet full of vitality–pioneers carving out a path to a new era, making the city even more attractive.
Most of the sporting venues for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be located in Koto City, the center of the competition. “SPORTS & SUPPORTS KOTO City in TOKYO” endeavors to contribute to the great success of the Games and the development of the City, while pursuing "Omotenashi" (hospitality), through the united efforts of its residents and companies, to warmly welcome visitors from all over the world.

Location of the City

KOTO City

TOKYO

Area: 40.16k㎡
Population: 501,501 persons

Diverse Features

Koto City chose “SPORTS & SUPPORTS KOTO City in TOKYO” as its brand concept for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, and started communicating its diverse attractive features nationally and internationally, including its rich sporting environment and traditional, down-to-earth kindness.

01 SPORTS

Koto City, the hub of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, has a lot of sports centers, baseball fields and athletic grounds, so people enjoy the benefit of playing sports casually. Canoeing and sailing are popular in Koto City, which is blessed with a rich waterfront. Koto City provides good opportunities for its residents to enjoy a variety of sports by planning a “Koto Children’s Sports Day,” a “Sports Festa Koto for the Disabled” and more.

02 WARMTH

The culture of Koto City is represented by the humanity of its people; there is a down-to-earth sense of kindness that has been maintained since the Edo era, and a tradition of “Osekkai” (to not leave behind people in trouble). You will be able to interact with or enjoy conversations with local people on bustling downtown shopping streets and in public bathhouses, called sento. Koto City will also put much effort into building universal design facilities and training volunteers so that all people visiting the city will feel comfortable and at home.

03 NATURE

Located close to the center of Tokyo, Koto City is full of lush greenery with many parks built on the sites of big, old factories. Wakasu Park and Yumenoshima Park facing Tokyo Bay are equipped with camp sites, a yacht harbor, a tropical greenhouse dome, and other facilities to create an enjoyable resort atmosphere. Koto City is promoting environmentally friendly city planning under the banner of “CITY IN THE GREEN.”

04 WATERSIDE

Life in Koto City has been closely connected to the sea and rivers since the Edo era. Facing Tokyo Bay and surrounded by the Sumida and Arakawa Rivers, Koto City also has canals running in every direction, which fueled prosperity in the lumber industry. Today, many such waterways have been transformed into promenades and water parks, providing pleasure and comfort for residents living there. One of them, Yokojikkenkawa Water Park offers you a chance to enjoy boarding a traditional Japanese vessel from the Edo era.

05 TRADITION

The history and culture of old Japan are still alive in Koto City. Koto City has been loved by many people as a city that has been handed down traditions from the Edo era. The city has lots of authentic shrines and temples. The Tomioka-hachimangu Shrine is famous for its “Fukagawa Hachiman Festival,” one of the three largest festivals in Edo. In addition, folk performing arts such as “Kakunori in Kiba” (rolling a floating square timber by foot) and everyday craftsmanship have been passed down from generation to generation. At Fukagawa Edo Museum, you can enjoy walking around on life-sized restored Edo-era streets.

Sightseeing Spots

Tomioka-hachimangu Shrine

Fukagawa Edo Museum

Tokyo Big Sight

Palette Town

Kameido-tenjinsha Shrine

Events

Spring

  • Oedo-fukagawa Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Kameido Tenjin Fuji Festival
  • Koto Children’s Festival

Summer

  • Koto Fireworks Show
  • Fukagawa Hachiman Festival
  • Sunamachi Ginza Tanabata Festival

Fall

  • Kameido Tenjin Kiku Festival
  • Koto Residents’ Festival
  • Koto Seaside Marathon

Winter

  • Shichifukujin Pilgrimage
  • Early Spring Folk Performing Arts Event
  • Kameido Tenjin Ume Festival

Access

Access from Haneda Airport

By Tokyo Monorail

Haneda Airport Terminal 1

9 stations, 24 min.
on the Tokyo Monorail

Hamamatsucho Station

5 stations, 9 min.
on the JR Yamanote Line

Akihabara Station

4 stations, 8 min.
on the JR Sobu Line

Kameido Station

Haneda Airport Terminal 1

9 stations, 24 min.
on the Tokyo Monorail

Hamamatsucho Station

9 min. on foot

Daimon Station

5 stations, 11 min.
on the Toei Oedo Line

Monzen-nakacho Station

Haneda Airport Terminal 1

8 stations, 19 min.
on the Tokyo Monorail

Tennozu Isle Station

1 station, 3 min.
on the Rinkai Line

Tokyo Teleport Station

By Keikyu

Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal

13 stations, 33 min.
on the Keikyu Line Limited Express, directly connected with the Toei Asakusa Line

Asakusabashi Station

3 stations, 6 min.
on the JR Sobu Line

Kameido Station

Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal

6 stations, 21 min.
on the Keikyu Line Limited Express, directly connected with the Toei Asakusa Line

Daimon Station

5 stations, 11 min.
on the Toei Oedo Line

Monzen-nakacho Station

Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal

7 stations, 23 min.
on the Keikyu Line Limited Express, directly connected with the Toei Asakusa Line

Shimbashi Station

9 stations, 21 min.
on the Yurikamome

Aomi Station

Access from Narita Airport

By JR

Narita Airport

13 stations, 71 min.
on the JR Airport Narita Express

Shin-Koiwa Station

2 stations, 4 min.
on the JR Sobu Line

Kameido Station

Narita Airport

13 stations, 71 min.
on the JR Airport Narita Express

Shin-Koiwa Station

3 stations, 6min.
on the JR Sobu Line

Kinshicho Station

2 stations, 5 min.
on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line

Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station

Narita Airport

17 stations, 85 min.
on the JR Airport Narita Express

Tokyo Station

4 stations, 9 min.
on the JR Keiyo Line

Shin-Kiba Station

By Keisei

Narita Airport

9 stations, 49 min.
on the Keisei Line Access Express

Oshiage Station

1 station, 2 min.
on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line

Kinshicho Station

1 station, 2 min.
on the JR Sobu Line

Kameido Station

Narita Airport

9 stations, 49 min.
on the Keisei Line Access Express

Oshiage Station

3 stations, 7 min.
on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line

Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station

Narita Airport

6 stations, 35 min.
on the Keisei Line Access Express

Higashi-Matsudo Station

8 stations, 26 min.
on the JR Musashino Line, connected with the JR Keiyo Line

Shin-Kiba Station

Access from Tokyo Station to the Fukagawa Area

Tokyo Station

on foot

Nihombashi Station

Tokyo Metro Tozai Line

Monzen-nakacho Station

Access from Tokyo Station to the Joto Area

Tokyo Station

2 stations, 3 min.
on the JR Yamanote Line

Akihabara Station

4 stations, 8 min.
on the JR Sobu Line

Kameido Station

Access from Tokyo Station to the Rinkai Area

Tokyo Station

2 stations, 4 min.
on the JR Yamanote Line

Shimbashi Station

9 stations, 21 min.
on the Yurikamome

Aomi Station

Tokyo Station

4 stations, 9 min.
on the JR Keiyo Line

Shin-Kiba Station