NINGYOCHO NINGYOCHO Ningyōchō is a downtown area with a mix of office buildings, residences and shops. There are also many famous restaurants, hence making it famous as a gourmet spot. The name "Ningyōchō" is derived from "ningyō -shibai" (Japanese puppeteering), which was a popular entertainment form for common people back in the Edo period, and was said to have prospered in this area.
ASAKUSABASHI ASAKUSABASHI Asakusa-bashi is known for its many wholesale stores that sell various clothes and textiles. There are some office buildings, but the area is mostly made up of department stores and restaurants, catering to the residential areas. The Sumida River, which runs through this town, makes for a good jogging spot, and in the spring there are many cherry blossom trees to admire.
OCHANOMIZU OCHANOMIZU Ochanomizu is known as a student town, with many universities in the area. Many famous cultural figures from Japan's pre-World War era, like Natsume Soseki and Miyazawa Kenji, lived in this town. The town is also well-known for the large number of publishers residing here.
UENO UENO Ueno is a mismatch of cultural institutions like parks, zoos, museums, it also has a shopping district with department stores and restaurants, as well as several residential areas nearby. Since many different train lines pass through Ueno, it's one of the most convenient towns in Tokyo.
TSUKUDA TSUKUDA With very beautiful scenery around the Sumida River, Tsukuda is known as the forerunner of Tokyo’s high class residential skyscrapers. It’s a very convenient town, with plenty of luxury supermarkets. The more local shopping district of Tsukishima is also close.
SHINKAWA SHINKAWA Shinkawa is a peaceful and quiet town with numerous skyscrapers housing many apartments. There are many canals, and in the past, this area used to be filled with alcohol and food stores. Along the Sumida River there is plenty of greenery, and the area around the Central Big Bridge (Chuo Ohashi) is good for jogging or going for a stroll.
HATCHOBORI HATCHOBORI The Hatchobori area is within walking distance of Tokyo station, Nihonbashi and Ginza, as well as Roppongi only being a 15 minute train ride away. During the day it’s a lively office town, but at night silence returns and it becomes a quiet and calm area filled with restaurants and Japanese-styled pubs.
NOGIZAKA NOGIZAKA The Nogizaka area, with the famous National Art Center, is permeated by a calm atmosphere. The name Nogizaka came into common use when Nogizaka station was constructed on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line. Akasaka, Aoyama and Roppongi are within walking distance.
YOYOGI YOYOGI Yoyogi houses the famous Yoyogi Park, with beautiful greenary, basketball courts, cycling courses, dog parks and much more. Japanese and foreigners alike visit this park in great numbers. Yoyogi’s fourth and fifth city blocks ( 4-Chome and 5-Chome), where many foreign embassies reside, is also known as a upscale residential area.
OKUBO OKUBO Okubo is famous as Japan’s biggest Korean town. Filled with restaurants and shops in the centre, lay many quiet residential areas can be found a little further from the station. A project to remodel the area has recently begun, with construction of skyscrapers for both office and housing purposes in process.