Adachi Ward is located in the northeastern part of Tokyo’s 23 wards, and the area around Kitasenju Station as a downtown area was a prosperous post town in the Edo period as Senjujuku, the first inn on the Nikko Kaido and Oshu Kaido roads.
Adachi-ku was originally formed in 1878 when Adachi-gun in Musashi Province was divided into 10 towns and villages in Minami-Adachi-gun, which were located in the north and south.
The origin of “Adachi” can be traced back to: 1. There are various theories about the origin of “Adachi”, including the theory that it was originally “Atachi” in Manyogana, which was replaced by “Adachi” by the Countries-Gun-Names-Authorized Character Order, the legend that “Nippon Muson” or “Sakagami Tamuramaro” came to stand, and the theory that “Adachi” was changed to “Asitate”.
Adachi Sightseeing Spots
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Center
1-4-1 Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space is one of the best night view spots in Adachi Ward. You can see Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Tower at the same time. Tokyo Performing Arts Center is a 22-story skyscraper (92.5 meters high) located a 7-minute walk from Kitasenju Station. As a cutting-edge cultural and artistic creation center, the building received the Jury Chairman’s Award at the 2008 Land Use Model Awards. The Tenku Theater on the top floor is a multi-purpose hall with a spectacular view that can accommodate 400 people. It is a public-private complex that includes a French restaurant, residences and offices, Hello Work Adachi, and a fitness club.Iko
4-9-1 Iko, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
Adachi-ku used to be at the bottom of the deep sea, but due to climatic changes, the sea level receded and formed a small high land. the northwestern part of Adachi Ward. The Iko Ruins Park exhibits artifacts excavated from the northwestern part of Adachi Ward. The Iko Ruins were excavated from the late Yayoi Period, the Kofun Period, and the Heian Period. In the Iko Site Park, a pit dwelling from the Kofun period has been reconstructed and is on display.
2-17-1 Hokima, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
Motofuchie Park is famous for its festival of twinkling lights. The streets along the 1.2 kilometers (10-minute walk) from Takenotsuka Station, the nearest station, to Motofuchie Park are transformed into a zelkova tree-lined avenue of lights. The festival of lights in Motofuchie Park was held for the 10th time in 2011. Centered around the eight main trees, which are among the largest natural trees in Tokyo, heart objects and reindeer twinkled.
50 Senjumihashido-cho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
Senju’s fish market, Adachi Market, is the only central wholesale market in Tokyo specializing in marine products. The site area is about 42,000 square meters. It handles 8% big game (tunas), 30% fresh fish, and 62% frozen and salt-dried processed marine products. The market is equipped with temperature-controlled low-temperature wholesale facilities in order to provide fresher fish.
The Adachi Market has a cafeteria and a sales area (in the Related Business Building). The wholesale floor is open for tours, but visitors must go through a security guard at the security guard station. Recommended visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to around 10:00 a.m. For more information, please contact the Adachi Market Association at 03-3879 2750 Adachi Market Association.