Tokyo Rivertown

It is easy to forget while negotiating the subway map and strolling miles of concrete that Tokyo is at heart a river town. When the shogunate set up Edo, the area to the west of the castle was hilly, uptown Yamanote. To the east along the banks of the river Sumida-gawa lay the working class merchant downtown district, Shitamachi. Here is where the world-class Tsukiji fish market lives. Here is a part of that district where Tokyo life has been vibrant since the beginning.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s