Ojima Station is
located in the Ojima district of
Koto Ward of Tokyo on the eastern
end of Toei Shinjuku Line.
is a relatively quiet residential
district of Tokyo rarely visited
by tourists. The only place of interest
here is the Ojima Komatsugawa Park.
is located 3 minutes on foot from
Higashi Ojima Station. Opened in
1997, the Park is mainly a sporting
area as practically all sporting
facilities are available here –
athletic fields, baseball fields,
soccer fields, tennis courts, etc.
This huge park is also meant to
be an evacuation facility for residents
of the area. Ojima is an area prone
to natural disasters like floods
and earthquakes, and in case of
such an event, local residents can
evacuate to this park that can hold
over 200,000 people.
the sporting facilities, Ojima Komatsugawa
Park has large open grassy lawns with
many trees. In the middle of the park
is Wind Square with the only historical
monument of the area – the top of
the head of Onagigawa Lock. Onagigawa
Lock, built in 1926, was one of the
many locks in the area built to prevent
flooding. After land was reclaimed,
the locks were removed in the 1980s.
The head of Onagigawa Lock was placed
here in the square of Ojima Komatsugawa
Park as a reminder and symbol of local