T02 Tsukudajima, Tsukishima and Tsukiji

Artificial Islands created during the Edo Period

Alleyways evoking Nostalgia amidst Towering Skyscrapers

Monja-yaki experience

The history of Tsukudajima began in the early 17th century when fishermen from Osaka were invited to settle here by the first Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. The neighborhood still retains old narrow streets that offer a unique view against the backdrop of high-rise buildings. The Tsukishima area was created through land reclamation during the Meiji era. Passing through a street lined with about 80 Monja-yaki (savory pancake) *1 restaurants, you can cross the Kachidoki Bridge to the other side of the Sumida River, where you’ll find the Tsukiji Outer Market *2.


1 Monja-yaki

The Japanese local food that originated in Tokyo, where loosely mixed wheat flour is cooked on an iron griddle and eaten.

2 Tsukiji Outer Market

Even after the fish market relocated to Toyosu, the Tsukiji Outer Market remains bustling. It’s where former workers of the fish market used to get their meals and tools. With a focus on fresh seafood, the market boasts around 450 shops, including restaurants and equipment stores.

The monument of Ishikawajima Lighthouse in Tsukuda
Tsukuda-kobashi Bridge
Sumiyoshi Shrine
The streetscape of Tsukuda
Tsukishima Monja Street
Kachidoki Bridge over the Sumida River
The lion dance lion at Tsukiji Namiyoke Shrine
Tsukiji Outer Market