Edogawa seems to be a little oasis in the capital of Japan, located around Kasai and Nishi Kasai Stations of the Tozai Metro line. In the outskirts of this huge and busy city, in the district of Edogawa you will be surprised how calm and relaxing an area can be. With almost not tourist but a lot of hidden local gems, Edogawa will show you a very different side of Tokyo.
1. Gyosen Park
Edogawa is a very residential are, with many parks. In the Gyosen Park, you will find a small but very nice zoo, named Edogawa Shizen Zoo. It has small animals such as rabbits and goats, and it is a great relaxing visit with family, and admission is free! The Gyosen Park is also famous for its summer festival. As this area is known for gold fish breeding since the 19th century, it hosts The Edogawa Goldfish Festival every summer, in the year of 2016 it is on the 18th and 19th of July.
3- 2 Kita-Kasai, Edogawa-ku Tokyo
Edogawa Shizen Zoo
3 -2-1 Kita-Kasai Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
located inside the Gyosen Park
Mondays to Friday 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays from 9:30 a.m.
* Entry is free
2. Kasai Rinkai Park
The largest park of Tokyo, the Kasai Rinkai Park is located in Edogawa just across Disney Sea resort: a great place for a relaxing day. An aquarium called Tokyo Sealife Aquarium is also located in Kasai Rinkai Park, which a rather small but extremely nice aquarium.
There is also a ferris wheel which is a symbol of Kasai Rinkai Park, where you can get the view of the city of Tokyo and Chiba.
6-2-3 Rinkai-cho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
1 minute walk from JR Keiyo Line Kasairinkaikoen Station
Tokyo Sealife Aquarium 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Closed on Wednesdays, Dec29 – Jan1
Ferris Wheel 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Closed on the 4th&5th Wednesdays in Jan and all Wednesdays in Feb.
Kasai Rinkai Park itself is free, Tokyo Sealife Aquarium & Ferris Wheel are both 700 yen
3. Tokyo Metro Museum
And if you ever found the Tokyo subway system incredible you should definitely visit the Tokyo Subway Musuem also located in the area. Admission is only 210 yen, and it shows you the history of the railway system in the city, with interactive games, and miniatures of the city!
6-3-1 Higashi-Kasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Kasai Station
Open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.
4. Edogawa Fireworks Festival
Fireworks are extremely popular in Japan! On the 1st of August 2016, you can check out one of the oldest Fireworks Festivals of Tokyo in Edogawa. This fireworks festival is one of the largest fireworks festivals in Tokyo with thousands of fireworks.
5. Eat out in Edogawa
Edogawa doesn’t lack great places to eat out at. As you probably know Japan is filled with great restaurants form all around the World. In Edogawa one of the best rated places is a Mexican restaurant named El Torito. With a relaxed atmosphere, and great ambience El Torito serves delicious Mexican dishes with a great service. However, if you feel like eating Japanese food, Edogawa is still a great place for you. Sushiro is an affordable but tasty restaurant that offers kaitenzsuhi, sushi served rolling in on a belt. Other than sushi they also have udon and Japanese sweets, so it is a great way to try many different types of Japanese dishes.
Another Japanese restaurant in Edogawa is Abara Daikon. In this homey small restaurant you will definitely get to know the best of Japanese cuisine, even though the staff does not speak English well, they will make sure you feel at ease and will serve you delicious foods, made in front of your eyes.
Curry is a very popular dish in the area that you should definitely try! With many Indians living in Edogawa you can taste the true taste of Indian curry: spicy sauce with vegetables, meat, Indian rice and naan bread.
6-10-15 Nishikasai Edogawa-ku, tokyo
Open Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 0:00 p.m.
Fridays and weekedns until 1:00 a.m
2-11-22 Kitakasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
Open weekdays from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Weekedns and Holidays 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
3rd Sekiguchi Building 101 Edogawa
6-17-12 Nishikasai Edogawa-ku, Tokyo