Discover Koto Tokyo
Koto Tokyo is a special ward of Tokyo after the formation of the Tokyo Metropolis in 1947.
Inside the ward are 45 different districts that have their own charm and wonder about them.
One of those districts includes the popular Odaiba area in the Ariake and Aomi district, built on reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay and host to many sporting events in summer 2020.
Living in Koto Tokyo
Staying or living in Koto Tokyo gives you access to the biggest metropolitan city in the world, but the peace and quiet of a much smaller place.
All the major attractions of Tokyo are open to you from Koto.
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Schools in Koto Tokyo
There are a lot of international schools in Koto Tokyo that might be of interest if you’re looking to live in the area.
K International School Tokyo has programs for children, in English, from preschool all the way to the end of high school. As part of the Council of International Schools, K. International School Tokyo students receive the highest class of education in the heart of Tokyo.
For those in Indian families, the India International School offers classes in native Hindi with a curriculum based on the Central Board of Secondary Education guidelines in India. The school also offers classes in Tamil and Nepali from native teachers, helping children from the Indian subcontinent adapt to everyday Japanese life.
SAKURA HOUSE in Koto Tokyo
SAKURA HOUSE has many different houses in the Koto Tokyo area.
These places are located in the districts of Kameido, Saga, Ojima and Koiwa. The Sakura House’s in Kameido, Ojima and Koiwa have been newly opened in the last half of 2018 and feature all the amenities you need to have a comfortable stay in Tokyo. A majority of the SAKURA HOUSE in Koto Tokyo are in quiet residential areas, giving you the experience of living in the heart of the worlds biggest metropolitan area without the noise and hustle and bustle that comes along with it.
Things to do in Odaiba
There are so many things to do in Odaiba that you wouldn’t be able to visit everything in one day.
While the reclaimed island of Odaiba is in the Minato Ward of Tokyo, the Ariake, Toyosu and Aomi districts are administered by Koto.
The Aomi district is home to many attractions that is synonymous with the area. Lighting up the Daiba sky is the Daikanransha Ferris Wheel, who held the title of the biggest Ferris Wheel in the world before the London Eye was built.
At 115 metres tall, you can see as far as Tokyo Tower and on a clear day, Mount Fuji. The Ferris Wheel was built upon Palette Town, a large shopping complex and arcade that holds some of the biggest brands in the world, and some of the best arcade games in Tokyo.
Tokyo Big Sight – Japan’s Biggest Exhibition Center
Tokyo Big Sight is inside the Ariake district of Koto Japan.
Big Sight is the home to many huge events that litter the Tokyo entertainment calendar. Twice a year, the exhibition center turns into the biggest comic market in the world during the wintertime and summertime, letting amateur artists and cosplayers show off their love for their favorite anime and manga series.
Three times a year, Design Festa steamrolls into the exhibition center to let Japan’s creativity run free. Organised by the popular Harajuku gallery, Design Festa is the biggest arts festival in Asia and brings together over 1,000 independent artists, from all disciplines, to showcase their world. You can even go and interact with the artists and purchase pieces that you like.
Visiting the new Toyosu market
In 2018, the Toyosu Market opened to take over the duties of the old Tsukiji Market.
THe market is one of the biggest wholesale markets in the world and primarily deals with fish and Japanese vegetables. Open everyday at 5:00 AM, the actual market is restricted to buyers only, a departure from the Tsukiji days, but there is a viewing platform overlooking the market from the second floor.
Transportation in Koto Japan
There’s a range of transportation options in Koto Japan to get you around Tokyo and beyond.
Due to the inclusion of parts of Odaiba in the area, there’s a lot of access to the entertainment district. You can chose to ride the Yurikamome, a self-driving above ground people transport system, much like a monorail, with the rail. The views from the Yurikamome is speculator as you get a perfect view of the entire district from above.
The other option to get to and from Odaiba is the Rinkai Line, which connects up the eastern side of Tokyo via Osaki Station.
Getting to Greater Tokyo from Koto Japan
To get to greater Tokyo, the Oedo Line and Shinjuku Line will be your best bet.
Both lines go straight to Shinjuku but the Oedo Line goes the southern way, past Roppongi, while the Shinjuku Line goes the northern way, past Jimbocho. If you’re looking at staying in one of the Sakura House Ojima houses, then the Shinjuku Line will be your closest line to get to Shinjuku.
The famous Chuo-Sobu line runs through the area and stops at Kameido. The line connects Tokyo from east to west and can take you as far as Chiba on the Sobu section of the line, and as far west as Mitaka and beyond on the Chuo section. The train does stop at major Tokyo hubs, such as Akihabara and Shinjuku which connect to the popular Yamanote line.
If you’re planning on studying at Waseda University, the Tozai Line will help you arrive there directly. The Tozai line stops at Nakano in the west giving to access to the popular shopping district, and as far as Tsudanuma in the east.