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Tokyo Walk: Best Spots for a Stroll Around Kasai and Nishi-Kasai

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ReleaseJune 29, 2022

Kasai is an area located in Edogawa City, the eastern part of Tokyo. Only twenty minutes away on the subway from the heart of Tokyo, this convenient and popular commuter town has a peaceful atmosphere. Discover hidden treasures from expansive parks to delicious but unpretentious eateries!

Kasai Rinkai Park

Kasai Rinkai Park An expansive park with lush greenery facing Tokyo Bay. Following the theme “interaction of nature, water, and people,” park-goers can laze around on the grass field, interact with animals at the aquarium and bird-watching center, ride on a Ferris wheel, enjoy a barbeque, and try other amusements.

Access: 1-minute walk from Kasai-Rinkai Park Station (JR Keiyo Line)
Address: 6 Rinkai-cho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index026.html

Tokyo Sea Life Park

Penguins gliding through the water await you at this aquarium that features one of Japan’s largest penguin exhibits!
Tokyo Sea Life Park ペンギン
Tokyo Sea Life Park penguin exhibits


General Fee: 700 yen
Hours: 9:30-17:00 (Admission until 16:00)
Closed: Wednesdays (Following weekday when a Wednesday falls on a national holiday, substitute holiday, or Tokyo Citizen’s Day), December 29-January 1
* Check the website for the park schedule
https://www.tokyo-zoo.net/english/kasai/index.html



Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel

Get a view of the entire city from 117 meters up on one of Japan’s biggest Ferris wheels!
Kasai Rinkai Park Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel
Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel


Fee: Three years old and above, 800 yen
Hours: Weekdays 10:00-18:00, Saturdays/Sundays/Holidays 10:00-19:00
Closed: Every 3rd Wednesday (Excluding August) * When Wednesday falls on a national holiday, the ride will be closed the next day.
http://www.senyo.co.jp/kasai/giant_wheel.html

A Hotspot for Architecture Enthusiasts!

Inside the park are architectural works by world-class architect Yoshio Taniguchi. One is the Tokyo Sea Life Park, famous for the immense glass dome that reaches up to 30.7 meters high. Another is the “Crystal View” observatory rest house, a glass-paneled observatory that is so transparent that the building itself blends in with the sky and ocean beyond. It is also a great place to enjoy the sunset.
Tokyo Sea Life Park glass dome
Tokyo Sea Life Park glass dome

Kasai Rinkai Park Crystal View
Kasai Rinkai Park「Crystal View」


The New and Trendy “Ff”!

Open since 2021, this commercial complex is located under the structure of Kasai-Rinkai Park Station. It houses cafes, burger bars, convenience stores, and a variety of other shops.
The view of the Ferris wheel from the second-floor balcony is superb!

Kasai Rinkai Park Ff
「Ff」

Kasai Rinkai Park Ferris Wheel
「Ff」The view of balcony


HYGGE STORE BY NORDISK

Find trendy fashion items and other goods you’ll want to wear right to the park.
Kasai Rinkai Park Ff HYGGE STORE BY NORDISK
「Ff」HYGGE STORE BY NORDISK


BUT THE BUTTER

Find rows of bread made with butter of the highest quality. We suggest getting a filling sandwich to-go for a picnic at the park.
Kasai Rinkai Park Ff  BUT THE BUTTER
「Ff」BUT THE BUTTER


Hours: 11:00-19:00, Saturdays/Sundays/holidays 10:00-19:00 (Some stores open at 11:00)
Closed: January 1
Access: 1-minute walk from Kasai-Rinkai Park Station (JR Keiyo Line)
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Sogo Recreation Park

A park of solace for the locals, the Sogo Recreation Park is a gem full of stunning photo spots like the flower garden and fountain.
In Nagisa Park is an olive tree donated by the “V6” idol group, which has become a pilgrimage site for fans.

Kasai Sogo Recreation Park flower garden
Sogo Recreation Park flower garden

Kasai Sogo Recreation Park flower garden
Sogo Recreation Park flower garden

Kasai Sogo Recreation Park Nagisa Park ブイロクの木
Sogo Recreation Park Nagisa Park ブイロクの木


Address: 6-11 Nishi-Kasai to 7-3 Minami-Kasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo



Spice Ramen Manriki, Nishi-Kasai Main Store

Long lines of hungry gourmands guide the way to this restaurant beloved by ramen fans. Devour a unique bowl of “Spice Ramen” made with a special soup blended with 14 spices. The spice and umami will fill your palate, leaving your mouth with a refreshing sensation.
Spice Ramen Manriki, Nishi-Kasai Main Store
Spice Ramen

Spice Ramen Manriki, Nishi-Kasai Main Store
Spice Ramen Manriki, Nishi-Kasai Main Store


Hours: 11:00-21:00
Closed: Wednesdays
Address: Swarm Mansion 2 1F, 3-16-5 Nishi-Kasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3-minute walk from Nishi-kasai Station (Subway)
http://www.manriki.net/index.html


gonno bakery cinq

A stylish bakery-cafe located right by Kasai Station. Their popular French toast is made with thick slices of bread that are soft on the outside and deliciously melty on the inside.
Kasai gonno bakery cinq フレンチトースト
gonno bakery cinqのFrench toast

Kasai gonno bakery cinq bread
gonno bakery cinqのブリオッシュ

Kasai gonno bakery cinq
gonno bakery cinq


Hours: 8:00-17:00
Closed: No fixed holiday
Address: 5-35-8 Naka-Kasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1-minute walk from Kasai Station (Subway)
https://www.instagram.com/gonnobakery_cinq__official/



What’s more, the Nishi-Kasai area is known as “Little India” with its large Indian immigrant population. You’ll find many Indian restaurants and international grocery stores. Take a stroll around and see where the scent of spices takes you!


*The information herein is as of May 2022.

writerAyumi

I am Ayumi from Chiba Prefecture. I love sweets. I majored in Japanese history in my university. I have visited many historic sites from the ancient days to the modern days on my trips. I have visited about 100 castles of various sizes. I am also obsessed with visiting “anime pilgrimage sites,” the locations featured in popular anime and manga.


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