Toyosu is one of the names of a town in Koto, Tokyo. It is a town where many bay workers lived in the past, as well as many Koreans and Japanese-Koreans. Currently it is being redeveloped, and is shifting towards becoming a commercial and residential area, there have been commercial complexes popping up, and it is becoming an everyday city.
There are many office buildings lined up in Toyosu. There are buildings such as the “Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu”, and also the LaLaport Toyosu “KidZania Tokyo”. KidZania is designed for kids from 3 to 15 years old. There are also a variety of goods sold in LaLaport, with plenty of books, CDs, fashion stores, and restaurants.
Here you may also find Japan’s very first 7-11 which is set up as a Japanese-style convenience store, and the store operates even now in Toyosu.
You can also find the Gas Science Center for tourists, which shows the roles and characteristics of various gases like fuel cells, and admission to this building is free. Additionally, even though the construction site is in the very early stages, there are plans to transfer the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market to Toyosu.
If you’re coming to Toyosu via public transport, the Tokyo Metro or Yurikamome’s Toyosu Station (豊洲駅) is the nearest station. The Metropolitan Expressway’s No. 10 Harumi Line’s Toyosu IC (豊洲IC) is the nearest interchange by car.
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