Night View, Toyosu, Tokyo
Toyosu in Koto-ku, eastern Tokyo is a large human-made, reclaimed island originally created in the late 1930's, close to Odaiba to the south. Toyosu is the location of one of Tokyo's largest shopping malls LaLaPort and is the new venue of the relocated Tsukiji Fish Market, now called Toyosu Market, which opened in October 2018.
Toyosu Market is a mammoth, modern complex occupying over 40 hectares. There are three main buildings at Toyosu Market: two for seafood, one for fruit and vegetables.
The fourth floor of the Seafood Wholesale building (which forms Zone 6 of the market) is a shopping area for the general public called Uogashi Yokocho. About 70 small stores sell everything from fresh produce, to dried seaweed, to tea, to ceramics, to knives to clothing.
Toyosu Market Roof, Toyosu, Tokyo, Japan
The third floor of the same building is a dining floor. The restaurants here naturally are mainly about seafood, but the variety is rich.
The Toyosu Market is immediately accessible from Shijomae station on the Yurikamome elevated railway. Shijomae station is two stops from Toyosu station, which forms the start of the line.
View from the Gas Science Museum in Toyosu to Toyosu Park and LaLaPort Shopping Mall, Toyosu, Tokyo
Toyosu Market (Toyosu Ichiba is the successor to Tsukiji Fish Market and opened in October 2018; 豊洲市場), Tokyo
Toyosu's attractions include Urban Dock LaLaPort, a huge shopping mall opened in the 1980s, which includes a cinema, numerous restaurants and cafes. It also includes Kidzania, a theme park aimed at children between the ages of 3-15 who can act out various adult professions including doctors, judges, ANA pilots and chefs in a recreated small town.
LaLaPort has over 200 shops including Banana Republic, Gap, Lacoste, Lush, Muji, a Pokemon Center (Tokyo Bay), Tower Records, Toys R Us, Ugg, Uniqlo and Zara, and parking for an incredible 4,000 cars. Eateries at LaLaPort include Ben & Jerry's, Freshness Burger, Krispy Kreme, McDonalds, Starbucks and Subway.
LaLaPort also has the Funabashi LaLaport Tokyo-Bay Disney Store, which, as well as Disney merchandise, has ticket counter for the Tokyo Disney Resort® Parks: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, open 10 am - 8 pm Mon-Thu, and 10 am - 9 pm Fri, Sat, Sun & holidays.
Toyosu Park, right on the water front is a popular green space for families to enjoy picnics, relax and play sports.
The Gas Science Museum, operated by Tokyo Gas, is aimed at children. It is a free facility, aiming to teach kids about gas as a source of energy and heat. The roof garden of the Gas Science Museum building has a spacious lawn with fantastic views of Tokyo Bay.
Gas Science Museum, Toyosu, Tokyo, Japan
Kidzania, LaLaPort Shopping Mall, Toyosu, Tokyo, Japan
teamLab Planets at evening, Toyosu, Tokyo
teamLab Planets is a virtual reality attraction that offers a "body immersive" experience - literally immersive in places, where visitors actually wade knee-deep in water. The concept is bodily and sensory interaction with works of art. This temporary gallery opened in July 2018 and is scheduled to run until fall of 2020.
Walking south from the Gas Science Museum is the MIFA Football Park with a number of outdoor futsal pitches and a cafe. Right next door is the Wild Magic Urban Outdoor Park which is a picnic and BBQ spot for families.
A number of large condominiums such as Park City Toyosu, The Toyosu Tower and City Towers Toyosu have been built in Toyosu, which is a slightly cheaper alternative for finding an apartment in Tokyo.
Large skyscrapers in Toyosu include the Toyosu Center Building and Annex.
Look out for the Crane Monument at the Toyosu Dock outside the Urban Dock LaLaPort mall. This 25 meter high crane is a remnant from, and a monument to, Toyosu's shipbuilding days, in the 1930s, when what is now ICI Corporation (its headquarters still on Toyosu) operated a shipbuilding yard here. At night the crane is colorfully illuminated. Right under the crane is the Urban Gate Bridge - a drawbridge.
Tokyo Cruise Company's Tokyo Water Bus boat also docks here. Read more about Tokyo pleasure boat cruises.
Toyusu Crane Monument to the area's old shipbuilding days, Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
MIFA Football Park, Toyosu, Tokyo
From Tokyo Station, take the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line to Yurakucho Station and then the Yurakucho Line to Toyosu. Journey time is about 10 minutes. The Yurikamome Line runs from Toyosu Station to Shimbashi Station in Shiodome in a general U-shape via Odaiba.
The Tokyo Water Bus stops in Toyosu near LaLaPort. There are water bus stops at: Hinode Pier, Asakusa (Azuma Bridge), Hamarikyu, Toyosu, Harumi, Tokyo Rinkai Fukutoshin Area, Palette Town, Tokyo Big Sight, Ooi Seashore Park and Shinagawa Aquarium.
Travel times are:
Asakusa to Hinode Pier (45 minutes)
Asakusa to Odaiba Seaside Park (50 minutes)
Hinode Pier to Odaiba Seaside Park (20 minutes)
Hinode Pier to Tokyo Big Sight (25 minutes)
Hinode Pier to Shinagawa Aquarium (50 minutes)
Easily locate where to go in Toyosu with this Google Map.
Hotels in Toyosu, Tokyo
Hotels in Toyosu close to the Gas Museum include the Ginza Capital Main Hotel, the Ginza Creston Hotel, both in nearby Ginza, the Oakwood Apartments Ariake, and the 3-star APA Hotel Tokyo Shiomi Ekimae.
Yurikamome Line, Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Shin-Toyosu Station, Toyosu, Tokyo
Fun fact: Toyosu was also the location of Japan's first ever American-style convenience store, a Seven-Eleven, which opened in 1974.
Toyosu, read a travel guide to Toyosu in Koto-ku, a human-made island home to the large LaLaPort shopping mall, the Gas Science Museum and the new Tsukiji Fish Market.