Tsukishima Station is located in the Tsukishima district of Chuo Ward of Tokyo and is served by the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho and Toei Oedo Subway Lines.


Tsukishima , which literally means “moon island”, is a man made island in Tokyo Bay just across the channel from Tsukiji Fish Market. The island was reclaimed in 1892 using soil that was dredged during the construction of a shipping channel. It was then used as an area for iron-working as per the Fukoku Kyohei National Policy. Later more land was reclaimed and the island was enlarged. Tsukishima was then redeveloped into a residential area with high-rise complexes. Though the area is modern, some of its back streets still retain the charm and atmosphere of yesteryears. Today Tsukishima is best known for its monjayaki.


Nishi-Nakadori Street


Nishi- Nakadori Street , located just a few steps from Tsukishima Station, is a famous street of Tokyo known for its large concentration of monjayaki restaurants. Monjayaki is a kind of savory pancake made in various combinations of meats and vegetables in a liquefied flour dough and then baked on an iron plate. There are about 70 monjayaki restaurants along Nishi-Nakadori Street , each trying to outdo the others in creating unique flavors. A visit to one of these restaurants is a must for visitors to Tokyo . Any of the restaurants may be tried since due to stiff competition, all of them go out of the way to serve you with the most delicious monjayaki.


Tsukishima Kusa-ichi


Tsukishima Kusa-ichi is a popular seasonal event of the Tsukishima area. It is celebrated every second weekend of July to announce the arrival of summer. During the festival, Nishi-Nakadori Street and all the area surrounding it are filled with stalls and stands selling monjayaki and other snacks, as well as other festive items and knick-knacks. Small fires are lit in the backstreets to welcome ancestors' spirits. Local residents, besides people from all over Tokyo , crowd the streets and enjoy themselves in what becomes an atmosphere of shitamachi , or old downtown.
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