The History of Toyosu, a Neighborhood That Has Greatly Transformed With the Times
The Toyosu area is reclaimed land and its advantages as a hub for water transportation led to the development of a variety of industries.
Up until the 1980's, the area developed as an industrial zone but then the plants and factories began to move away. Redevelopment started soon after and it has evolved into a sophisticated urban neighborhood.
In 1590, Koto Ward was still marshland and sea, with a few sand banks and small islands dotted about. The process of reclaiming land from the sea started in the early Edo period and following the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657, it was developed into an urban neighborhood.
Meiji and Taisho Periods
Industry began to develop, taking advantage of the water transportation routes offered by the Sumidagawa River and canals. Part of the reclaimed island of Etchujima, which includes the areas known in modern times as Toyo, Kiba, Shiohama, and Furuishiba, was completed.
Land reclamation continued and by 1937, the area which is now Toyosu 1-Chome to 5-Chome had taken shape. In 1939, the Ishikawajima Shipyard was completed.
After the Second World War, the area also supported Japan's rapid economic growth as an energy hub.
Photo credit: Tokyo Port Promotion Association
Construction of the Toyosu ON Building completed
Construction of the Toyosu Center Building completed
Construction of NBF Toyosu Canal Front completed
Opening of the Toyosu 2- and 3-Chome area
Construction of the Toyosu Centre Building Annex completed
Mitsui Shopping Park Urban Dock LaLaport TOYOSU opens
Construction of NBF Toyosu Garden Front completed
Construction of URBAN DOCK PARK CITY TOYOSU completed
Construction of PARK AXIS TOYOSU completed
Construction of THE TOYOSU TOWER completed
Construction of PARK TOWER TOYOSU completed
Construction of SKYZ TOWER & GARDEN completed
Construction of PARK AXIS TOYOSU CANAL completed
Construction of BAYZ TOWER & GARDEN completed
Construction of Park Homes Toyosu The Residence completed
WORKSTYLING Toyosu opens
Construction of PARK TOWER HARUMI completed
Edomae Jokamachi opens
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Grand opening of Toyosu Bayside Cross Tower