Kita is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The English translation of its Japanese self-designation is City of Kita; the ward was founded on March 15, 1947. As of May 1, 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 340,287, a population density of 16,510 persons per km²; the total area is 20.61 km². The area was a collection of rural villages and towns until the 1880s, when it was connected by rail to central Tokyo. Parts of the area joined Tokyo City in 1932 as the Takinogawa wards. Kita was formed in 1947 by the merger of these wards; the name Kita, meaning "north," reflects the location among the wards of Tokyo. To its north lie the cities of Kawaguchi and Toda in Saitama Prefecture. To the east and west lie other special wards: Adachi, Itabashi, Bunkyō, Toshima. Four rivers run through Kita: Arakawa River Sumida River Shakujii River Shingashi River Asukayama Park Ukima Park Chūō Park Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, designated a National Place of Scenic Beauty. Nanushi-no-taki Park Oji Shrine, one of the Tokyo Ten Shrines.
Oji Inari shrine. The city's public elementary and middle schools are operated by the City of Kita Board of Education; the city's public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. Asuka High School Akabane Commercial High School Kirigaoka High School Oji Technical High School The following private domestic schools are in the ward: Seigakuin Junior & Senior High School - Nakazato Joshi Seigakuin Junior & Senior High School - NakazatoThe following international schools are in the ward: Lycée Français International de Tokyo L'École du Juste Milieu Tokyo Korean Junior and Senior High School The following universities are in the ward: Tokyo University of Social Welfare Tokyo Seitoku University JR East Tōhoku Main Line, Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line: Oku, Akabane Stations Saikyō Line: Itabashi, Akabane, Kita Akabane, Ukima Funado Stations Keihin-Tōhoku Line: Tabata, Kami Nakazato, Ōji, Higashi Jujo, Akabane Stations Yamanote Line: Tabata Station Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation Tokyo Sakura Tram: Nishigahara-yonchome, Takinogawa-ichome, Oji-ekimae, Kajiwara Stations Tokyo Metro Namboku Line: Nishigahara, Ōji, Ōji Kamiya, Akabane Iwabuchi Stations Saitama Rapid Railway Line: Akabane-Iwabuchi Station Shuto Expressway C2 Central Loop Route 17 Kōbō Abe, novelist Kyoko Fukada, model and singer Megumi Hayashibara, seiyu Hikaru Ijuin and television personality Kiyoshi Kodama, actor Kazuya Yoshii, musician KOHH, rapper Kita has a sister city relationship with Xuanwu District, China.
It is twinned with the following cities in Japan. Sakata, Yamagata Kanra, Gunma Nakanojō, Gunma Kita City Official Website
Shiodome is an area in Minato, Japan, located adjacent to Shinbashi and Ginza, near Tokyo Bay and the Hamarikyu Gardens. A railway terminal, Shiodome has been transformed into one of Tokyo's most modern areas, it is a collection of 11 tiny town districts or cooperative zones, but there are three main areas: The Shiodome Sio-Site, a collection of skyscrapers containing businesses and restaurants. Its thirteen skyscrapers house the headquarters of All Nippon Airways, Fujitsu, JSR, Mitsui Chemicals, Nippon Express, Nippon Television, Sega Sammy Holdings and Softbank; the western district, located west of the JR populated by European-style buildings. The southern extension, east of the JR tracks from Hamamatsucho 1-chome; this area is for residential use, there are three tall apartment buildings located there, along with a small park. Shiodome Station is a stop on the Toei Ōedo Line; the Shiodome could be likened with places like the Canary Wharf of London. Like its neighbors Ginza and Tsukiji, Shiodome is built on what was marshland on the shore of Tokyo Bay.
Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu issued an order in 1603 to fill in the area, throughout the Edo period Shiodome housed the local residences of various daimyōs. The name Shiodome, which translates to "keeping out the tide" referred to the shōgun's desire to isolate Edo Castle from Tokyo Bay. There was a Shiodome River but it has been filled in. Following the Meiji Restoration, the new Imperial government expropriated the daimyo-held lands in Shiodome to build Shimbashi Station; this served as the Tokyo terminus of the Tōkaidō Main Line, the first railway in Japan, from 1872 until 1914. In 1914, the line was extended to Tokyo Station, the passenger terminal at Shiodome was closed down, Karasumori Station on the Yamanote Line was renamed Shimbashi Station. Shiodome Freight Terminal remained the primary freight yard for Tokyo through World War II, despite extensive damage from the Great Kanto earthquake which destroyed the original passenger terminal; the 1936 opening of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market in nearby Tsukiji increased the terminal's importance in the Tokyo distribution network.
The development of expressways in Japan after the war lessened the importance of rail freight. Shiodome Station was closed in October 1987, shortly following the privatization of Japan National Railways; the abandoned 22 hectare facility, one of the largest open plots of land in central Tokyo, was transferred to the JNR Settlement Corporation in 1988 and earmarked for sale in order to discharge remaining JNR liabilities. The Japanese government and Tokyo Metropolitan Government held various review sessions between 1984 and 1995 before settling on a redevelopment plan. Under this plan, thirteen skyscrapers were built in Shiodome, as well as a number of smaller buildings, resulting in a new urban center; the old Shimbashi Station has been rebuilt as a monument, although it is not operational. Major high-rise developments in Shiodome include: Acty Shiodome: Japan's tallest condominium tower, developed by the Urban Renaissance Agency. Dentsu Building Nittele Tower Shiodome City Center: Corporate headquarters of All Nippon Airways and Fujitsu Shiodome Sumitomo Building: Corporate headquarters of JSR and Sega Sammy Holdings, contains the Hotel Villa Fontaine Shiodome.
Tokyo Shiodome Building: Corporate headquarters of Softbank and several major subsidiaries. Hamarikyu Gardens Italia Park List of development projects in Tokyo Tokyo/Shiodome travel guide from Wikivoyage
Tsukiji fish market
The Tsukiji Market, supervised by the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market of the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, was the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. It was one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind; the market opened on 11 February 1935 as a replacement for an older market destroyed in the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, closed on 6 October 2018 to move to the new Toyosu Market, 2.4 kilometres away. The market was located in Tsukiji in central Tokyo between the Sumida River and the upmarket Ginza shopping district. While the inner wholesale market had restricted access to visitors, the outer retail market and associated restaurant supply stores remain a major tourist attraction for both domestic and overseas visitors; the market is located near the Tsukijishijō Station on the Toei Ōedo Line and Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. There are two distinct sections of the market as a whole; the "inner market" is the licensed wholesale market, where 900 licensed wholesale dealers operate small stalls and where the auctions and most of the processing of the fish take place.
The "outer market" is a mixture of wholesale and retail shops that sell Japanese kitchen tools, restaurant supplies and seafood, many restaurants sushi restaurants. Most of the shops in the outer market closed by the early afternoon. In the inner market visitors were only allowed in by 10.00 am, by which time the activity in the market had reduced or ceased. A small number of visitors however were allowed into the inner market in the early morning to see the tuna auction; the land on which the fish market sat was created during the Edo period by the Tokugawa shogunate after the Great fire of Meireki of 1657. It was created through land reclamation on the Tokyo Bay, the area was therefore named Tsukiji, meaning "constructed land" or "reclaimed land"; the fish market however was not sited here until the 20th century. The first fish market in Tokyo was located in the Nihonbashi district, next to the Nihonbashi bridge that gave the area its name; the area was one of the earliest places to be settled when Edo was made the capital by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the market provided food for the Edo castle built on a nearby hill.
Tokugawa Ieyasu took a number of fishermen from Tsukuda, Osaka to Edo to provide fish for the castle in 1590. Fish not bought by the castle was sold near the Nihonbashi bridge, at a market called uogashi. In August 1918, following the so-called "Rice Riots", which broke out in over 100 cities and towns in protest against food shortages and the speculative practices of wholesalers, the Japanese government was forced to create new institutions for the distribution of foodstuffs in urban areas. A Central Wholesale Market Law was established in March 1923; the Great Kantō earthquake on 1 September 1923 devastated much of central Tokyo, including the Nihonbashi fish market. The Tokyo government, which had plans to relocate the market due to its unsanitary conditions considered unsuitable for an area that had developed into a business center took the opportunity to move the market to the Tsukiji district. Following the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake architects and engineers from the Architectural Section of Tokyo Municipal Government were sent to Europe and America to do research for the new market.
However, because of the sheer size of the market and the number of items traded they were forced to come up with their own unique design. The quarter circular shape allowed easier access and handling for freight trains and the steel structure above allowed a wide, continuous space free from columns and subdivisions; the relocation of the market would be one of the biggest reconstruction projects in Tokyo after the earthquake, taking over six years involving 419,500 workers. Tsukiji was opened on February 11, 1935. After the modern market facility was completed in 1935, the fish market in Tsukiji began operations under the provisions of the 1923 Central Wholesale Market Law, along with two other major markets in Kanda and Koto. Smaller branch markets were established in Ebara and Adachi, elsewhere. At present, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's system of wholesale markets includes more than a dozen major and branch markets, handling seafood, produce and cut flowers; the Tsukiji fish market occupies valuable real estate close to the center of the city.
Former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara called for moving the market to Toyosu, Koto. The long-anticipated move to the new Toyosu Market was scheduled to take place in November 2016, in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics, but on August 31, 2016, the move was postponed. There had been concerns that new location was polluted and needed to be cleaned up. There are plans to retain a retail market a quarter of the current operation, in Tsukiji; the remaining area of the market will be redeveloped. In June 2017, plans to move the fish market were restarted, but delayed in July to the autumn of 2018. On August 3, 2017, a fire broke out in some of the outer buildings. After the new site had been declared safe following a cleanup operation, the opening date of the new market was set for 11 October 2018. Tsukiji market closed on 6 October 2018, with the businesses of the inner market relocated to the new Toyosu Market between 6 and 11 October. Though Tsukiji inner market has moved to Toyosu, the so-called outer market remains, selling food and other goods.
The market handled more
Sumida is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The English translation of its Japanese self-designation is Sumida City; as of May 1, 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 257,300, a population density of 18,690 persons per km². The total area is 13.77 km². Sumida is in the northeastern part of the mainland portion of Tokyo; the Sumida and Arakawa are the major rivers, form parts of its boundaries. Its neighbors are all special wards: Adachi to the north. Tokyo Skytree: A digital terrestrial television broadcasting tower used by NHK and other broadcasters, it is the tallest man-made structure in Japan. Ryōgoku Kokugikan Edo-Tokyo Museum Asahi Breweries Headquarters: The Asahi Beer Hall with the Asahi flame created by French designer Philippe Starck in 1989, is one of Tokyo's most recognizable modern structures. Eko-in: Buddhist temple Honjo Matsuzaka-cho Park: the residence of Kira Yoshinaka stood on this site; the Forty-seven Ronin took his life during the Genroku era. Hokusai-dori, with a series of prints by famed Japanese artist Hokusai, born in the Kamezawa area of Sumida.
Sumida Triphony Hall, concert hall Tobu Museum Tokyo Irei-do: a memorial to those unidentified people who died in the Great Kantō earthquake, the Bombing of Tokyo in World War II and other catastrophes. It was the wards Honjo and Mukojima. Mukojima, formed in 1932, contained the former town of Sumida, which along with the river gave the ward its name. Asahi Breweries has its headquarters in Azuma-bashi. Japan Tobacco has a plant in Yokokawa. Keisei Electric Railway has its headquarters in Oshiage. Lion Corporation, the detergent and toiletries giant, has its home office in Honjo. Tobu Railway has its headquarters in Oshiage; as of 2005, the mayor is Noboru Yamazaki. The council consists of 34 members. JR East Sōbu Main Line: Kinshichō, Ryōgoku Stations Tobu Railway Tōbu Isesaki Line: Oshiage, Tokyo Skytree, Higashi-Mukōjima, Kanegafuchi Stations Tōbu Kameido Line: Higashi-Azuma, Hikifune Stations Keisei Electric Railway Keisei Oshiage Line: Oshiage, Keisei Hikifune, Yahiro Stations Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line: Kinshichō, Oshiage Stations Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation Toei Asakusa Line: Honjō Azuma-bashi, Oshiage Stations Toei Shinjuku Line: Kikukawa Station Toei Ōedo Line: Ryōgoku Station Shuto Expressway C2 Central Loop No.6 Mukōjima Route No.7 Komatsugawa Route National highways Route 6 Route 14 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa lived in Mukojima Enomoto Takeaki lived in Mukojima Katsushika Hokusai was born in Kamezawa Katsu Kaishū was born in Kamezawa Kōda Rohan lived in Mukōjima Matsuo Bashō lived in Honjō Mori Ōgai lived in Mukōjima Nezumi Kozō: A memorial is located at Eko-in Haruka Igawa: actress, model Chosuke Ikariya: actor, comedian Nana Kinomi: actress Masakazu Morita, voice actor Masao Oba: former WBA flyweight champion Sadaharu Oh: baseball player and manager Kazuhito Tadano: Major League Baseball player Suihō Tagawa: manga artist Hisanori Takahashi: baseball player Yoshihiro Takayama: pro wrestler Chisa Yokoyama: voice actor Public elementary and middle schools are operated by Sumida.
Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. Honjo High School Mukojima Commercial High School Mukojima Technical High School Ryogoku High School Sumidagawa High School Tachibana High SchoolIn addition, the metropolitan school district operates a metropolitan junior high school: Ryogoku Junior High SchoolInternational schools: Tokyo Korean 5th Elementary and Middle School - North Korean school Sumida maintains sister-city relationships with Seodaemun-gu, South Korea, with Shijingshan District, China. Chushingura, the fictional account of the events surrounding the revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin Bokuto Kitan, the novel by Nagai Kafu You're Under Arrest Sumida, Tokyo travel guide from Wikivoyage Sumida City Official Website
Guanyin or Guan Yin is the most used Chinese translation of the bodhisattva known as Avalokiteśvara. In English usage, Guanyin refers to the Buddhist bodhisattva associated with compassion and venerated chiefly by followers of Mahayana Buddhist schools as practiced in the sinosphere. Guanyin refers to the bodhisattva as adopted by other Eastern religions such as Taoism, where she is revered as an immortal, as well as Chinese folk religions, where the mythical accounts about Guanyin's origins do not associate with the Avalokiteśvara described in Buddhist sutras.. In English, she is known as the "Goddess of Mercy" or the Mercy Goddess; the Chinese name Guanyin, is short for Guanshiyin, which means " Perceives the Sounds of the World". In Nepal Mandal Guanyin is worshipeed as Jana Baha Dyah, Seto Machindranath; some Buddhists believe that when one of their adherents departs from this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus, sent to the western Pure Land of Sukhāvatī. Guanyin is referred to as the "most beloved Buddhist Divinity" with miraculous powers to assist all those who pray to her, as is said in the Lotus Sutra and Karandavyuha Sutra.
Several large temples in East Asia are dedicated to Guanyin including Shitennō-ji, Sensō-ji, Kiyomizu-dera, Sanjūsangen-dō, Dharma Drum Mountain. Guanyin is beloved by all Buddhist traditions in a non-denominational way and found in most Tibetan temples under the name Chenrezig, found in some influential Theravada temples such as Gangaramaya and Kelaniya in Sri Lanka. Statues are a depicted subject of Asian art and found in the Asian art sections of most museums in the world. Guānyīn is a translation from the Sanskrit Avalokitasvara or Avalokiteśvara, referring to the Mahāyāna bodhisattva of the same name. Another name for this bodhisattva is Guānzìzài, it was thought that the Chinese mis-transliterated the word Avalokiteśvara as Avalokitasvara which explained why Xuanzang translated it as Guānzìzài instead of Guānyīn. However, the original form was indeed Avalokitasvara with the ending svara, which means "sound perceiver" "he who looks down upon sound"; this is the exact equivalent of the Chinese translation Guānyīn.
This etymology was furthered in the Chinese by the tendency of some Chinese translators, notably Kumarajiva, to use the variant Guānshìyīn "he who perceives the world's lamentations"—wherein lok was read as meaning both "to look" and "world". Direct translations from the Sanskrit name Avalokitasvara include: Chinese: Guanyin, Guanshiyin The name Avalokitasvara was supplanted by the Avalokiteśvara form containing the ending -īśvara, which does not occur in Sanskrit before the seventh century; the original form Avalokitasvara appears in Sanskrit fragments of the fifth century. The original meaning of the name "Avalokitasvara" fits the Buddhist understanding of the role of a bodhisattva; the reinterpretation presenting him as an īśvara shows a strong influence of Śaivism, as the term īśvara was connected to the Hindu notion of Śiva as a creator god and ruler of the world. While some of those who revered Avalokiteśvara upheld the Buddhist rejection of the doctrine of any creator god, Encyclopædia Britannica does cite Avalokiteśvara as the creator god of the world.
This position is taken in the used Karandavyuha Sutra with its well-known mantra Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ. In addition, the Lotus Sutra is the first time. Chapter 25 refers to him as Lokeśvara and Lokanātha and ascribes extreme attributes of divinity to him. Direct translations from the Sanskrit name Avalokiteśvara include: Chinese: 觀自在. In Hokkien, she is called Kuan Im or Kuan Se Im In Japanese, Guanyin is pronounced Kannon Kan'on, or more formally Kanzeon; this rendition was used for an earlier spelling of the well-known camera manufacturer Canon Inc., named for Guanyin. When iconography of Kannon depicts her with the Nyoihōju wishing gem she is known as Nyoirin Kannon, the Japanese adaptation of the Hindu deity Cintamanicakra. In Korean, Guanyin is called Gwanse-eum. In Thai's pronunciation duplicate from Hokkien Kuan Im, Phra Mae Kuan Im or Chao Mae Kuan Im. In Burmese, the name of Guanyin is Kwan Yin Medaw meaning Mother Kwan Yin. In Vietnamese, the name is Quán Thế Âm. In Indonesian, the name is Dewi Kwan Im.
She is called Mak Kwan Im "Mother Guanyin". In Malaysian Mandarin, the name is Guan Shi Yin Pusa. In Khmer, the name is Preah Mae Kun Ci Iem. In Sinhalese, the name is Natha Deviyo. In Tibetan, the name is Chenrézik. In Hmong, the name is Kab Yeeb. In these same countries, the variant Guanzizai "Lord of Contemplation" and its equivalents are used, such as in the Heart Sutra, among other sources; the Lotus Sūtra
Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten was an English composer and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music and chamber pieces, his best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes, the War Requiem and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Born in Suffolk, the son of a dentist, Britten showed talent from an early age, he studied at the Royal College of Music in London and with the composer Frank Bridge. Britten first came to public attention with the a cappella choral work A Boy was Born in 1934. With the premiere of Peter Grimes in 1945, he leapt to international fame. Over the next 28 years, he wrote 14 more operas, establishing himself as one of the leading 20th-century composers in the genre. In addition to large-scale operas for Sadler's Wells and Covent Garden, he wrote "chamber operas" for small forces, suitable for performance in venues of modest size. Among the best known of these is The Turn of the Screw.
Recurring themes in his operas include the struggle of an outsider against a hostile society and the corruption of innocence. Britten's other works range from orchestral to choral, solo vocal and instrumental as well as film music, he took a great interest in writing music for children and amateur performers, including the opera Noye's Fludde, a Missa Brevis, the song collection Friday Afternoons. He composed with particular performers in mind, his most frequent and important muse was his personal and professional partner, the tenor Peter Pears. Britten was a celebrated pianist and conductor, performing many of his own works in concert and on record, he performed and recorded works by others, such as Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Mozart symphonies, song cycles by Schubert and Schumann. Together with Pears and the librettist and producer Eric Crozier, Britten founded the annual Aldeburgh Festival in 1948, he was responsible for the creation of Snape Maltings concert hall in 1967. In his last year, he was the first composer to be given a life peerage.
Britten was born in the fishing port of Lowestoft in Suffolk, on the east coast of England on 22 November 1913, the feast day of Saint Cecilia. He was the youngest of his wife Edith Rhoda, née Hockey. Robert Britten's youthful ambition to become a farmer had been thwarted by lack of capital, he had instead trained as a dentist, a profession he practised but without pleasure. While studying at Charing Cross Hospital in London he met Edith Hockey, the daughter of a civil service clerk in the British Government's Home Office, they were married in September 1901 at Smith Square, London. The consensus among biographers of Britten is that his father was a loving but somewhat stern and remote parent. Britten, according to his sister Beth, "got on well with him and shared his wry sense of humour, dedication to work and capacity for taking pains". Edith Britten was secretary of the Lowestoft Musical Society. In the English provinces of the early 20th century, distinctions of social class were taken seriously.
Britten described his family as "very ordinary middle class", but there were aspects of the Brittens that were not ordinary: Edith's father was illegitimate, her mother was an alcoholic. Music was the principal means by which Edith Britten strove to maintain the family's social standing, inviting the pillars of the local community to musical soirées at the house; when Britten was three months old he contracted pneumonia and nearly died. The illness left him with a damaged heart, doctors warned his parents that he would never be able to lead a normal life, he recovered more than expected, as a boy was a keen tennis player and cricketer. To his mother's great delight he was an outstandingly musical child, unlike his sisters, who inherited their father's indifference to music, while his brother, though musically talented, was interested only in ragtime. Edith gave the young Britten his first lessons in notation, he made his first attempts at composition. He started piano lessons when he was seven years old, three years began to play the viola.
He was one of the last composers brought up on live music: his father refused to have a gramophone or a radio in the house. When he was seven Britten was sent to a dame school, run by the Misses Astle; the younger sister, gave him piano lessons. The following year he moved on to South Lodge, Lowestoft, as a day boy; the headmaster, Thomas Sewell, was an old-fashioned disciplinarian. He himself fell foul of Sewell, a mathematician, in which subject Britten was a star pupil; the school had no musical tradition, Britten continued to study the piano with Ethel Astle. From the age of ten he took viola lessons from a friend of his mother, Audrey Alston, a professional player before her marriage. In his spare time he composed prolifically; when his Simple Symphony, based on these juvenilia, was recorded in 1956, Britten wrote this pen-portrait of his young self for the sleeve note: Once upon a time there was a p
Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro, Toei, Tobu)
Asakusa Station is a railway station in the Asakusa district of Taito, Japan, operated by Tobu Railway, Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway. It formed one terminus of the original subway line in Tokyo, now the Ginza Line. Asakusa Station is served by the following lines. There is a connecting passage from the Tobu station to the Tokyo Metro station, a connecting passage from the Tokyo Metro portion to the Toei portion. However, there are no direct connecting passages from the Toei portion to the Tobu portion or from the Tsukuba Express station to the rest of the station complex. Passengers wishing to transfer between the Toei and the Tobu stations have to walk at street level, while passengers transferring between the Tsukuba Express station and the rest of the complex must walk at street level, as the Tsukuba Express station is located 600 meters to the west of the station complex; the Tobu Railway terminal is a surface station, which occupies a portion of the Matsuya Department Store. The station is used by limited express trains.
Although Asakusa is the most "central" terminal of the Isesaki Line, it is connected to the next major terminal, Kita-Senju Station, by a length of track with sharp curves, beginning with the first stretch leaving the station, where trains have to turn 90 degrees to the right at a maximum speed of 15 km/h to cross the Sumida River. In part due to the station's somewhat awkward location, many express and semi-express services on the Skytree Line run through Kita-Senju to the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line rather than continue to Asakusa; the Tokyo Metro station is located underground to the south of the Tobu terminal. The Toei station is located underground to the south of the Tokyo Metro station. Today's Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station was one of the first underground stations in Japan, opening on 30 December 1927 as the eastern terminal of the Tokyo Underground Railway to Ueno, extended to become the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line; the Tobu Railway terminal opened on 25 May 1931 as Asakusa Kaminarimon Station.
This was renamed "Asakusa Station" on 1 October 1945. The Toei Asakusa station opened on 4 December 1960 as part of the Toei Asakusa Line from Oshiage Station. List of railway stations in Japan Asakusa Station information Asakusa Station information Asakusa Station information