Living in Toyosu: What is it Like for Foreigners?

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Often the location of modern, city-life dramas, Toyosu is known for its high-rise apartments near the Tokyo Bay. The classy streets of this neighborhood in Koto-ku are filled with a combination of nature and high-class facilities, but it was transformed to its current state only recently.

Curious to find more about Toyosu and its popularity as a residential area? Continue reading below.

Toyosu - Tokyo’s family-friendly urbanized neighborhood by the bay

Located in Koto-ku, near the Tokyo Bay and the Tsukiji fish market, Toyosu was once known for being a boat manufacturing area. However, land reclamation and other redevelopments starting from 2002 completely transformed the area to what it is known today, a highly modernized family-friendly neighborhood.

The streets are wide and open, filled with families and friends heading to Lalaport, the massive shopping complex, or to the bayside where a beautiful view of the Tokyo Bay awaits.

Having two railway lines, namely the Yurakucho Line and the Yurikamome Line, within walking distance makes this gorgeous neighborhood even more attractive. You can go to the business districts of Yurakucho (near Marunouchi) and Shiodome/Shinbashi within minutes.


  • From Tokyo Station, take the Yamanote Line to Yurakucho Station, and transfer to the Yurakucho Line to Toyosu Station
  • From Shibuya Station, take the Hanzomon Line to Nagatacho Station, and transfer to the Yurakucho Line to Toyosu Station
  • From Shinjuku Station, take the Toei-Shinjuku Line to Ichigaya Station, and transfer to the Yurakucho Line to Toyosu Station

Famous Attractions

Tsukiji Fish Market

One of the staple tourist destinations when coming to Tokyo is the Tsukiji Fish Market. Enjoy the freshest seafood, watch the tuna auction (it happens in the early morning, so be careful!), and have an experience unobtainable anywhere else.


  • Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Directions: 1-minute walk from Tsukiji Station, and 3-minute walk from Higashi-Ginza Station

Lalaport Toyosu

Arguably the landmark of Toyosu, this massive shopping complex boasts around 180 shops and restaurants, a cinema, and Kidzania, a theme park for children. Local residents use Lalaport as their one-stop destination for shopping, leisure, and entertainment.

The upper-class yet welcoming atmosphere the mall gives is what makes it perfect for dates or family outings. After enjoying a meal together, you can walk together in the deck area where a good view awaits.


  • Address: 2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
  • Directions: 2-minute walk from Toyosu Station of the Yurakucho Line

Gas Science Museum

Kidzania is not the only “edutainment” facility in Toyosu. Take your child to the Gas Science Museum for a day of fun and learning, where they can discover about how gas works and how it is used in our lives.

The first floor of the museum features exhibitions such as a colorful replica of how gas reaches houses. The second floor also has various areas such as a kitchen, where children can learn about how to use gas safely and make meals.

Admission fee is free.


  • Address: 6-1-1 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
  • Directions: 6-minutes on foot from Toyosu Station of the Yurakucho Line and the Yurikamome Line

Why foreigners live in Toyosu

Family friendly atmosphere

While being just minutes away from Ginza and other central areas of Tokyo, Toyosu is a calm and classy neighborhood suitable for raising children. For instance, you can visit the two child-oriented facilities mentioned above, or walk nearby Tokyo Bay for a peaceful moment.

Additionally, apartments have 24/7 surveillance cameras and police frequent the residential area, therefore it is a safe environment for children to live in.


By using the Yurakucho Line, you can directly go to Ginza, Tokyo Station (via Yurakucho Station) in less than ten minutes, and Ikebukuro in about thirty. By going to Shinkiba Station and transferring to the Keiyo Line, you can go to Tokyo Disneyland in less around twenty minutes.

And by using the Yurikamome Line, you can directly go to Shiodome and Shinbashi, the business districts of Tokyo.

The convenience is much appreciated by busy working parents and children who need to use the train to go to school.

Number of foreigners

Although the exact number of foreigners who reside in Toyosu is unknown, many of them choose Toyosu for their area of residence. In fact, the area nearby used to be a Korea community before the redevelopments. Currently a variety of foreigners live here.

The open atmosphere, the variety of activities, and the convenient location attracts Japanese and foreigners alike.


Although the redevelopments of Toyosu are still fairly new, the area has further exciting plans up its sleeve. It continues to evolve in accordance to its initial objective of being a “furutistic neighborhood”.

It is an exciting time to be living in Toyosu.

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