Edogawa Ward Guide

Edogawa Ward offers many family-friendly residential neighborhoods between the business districts of Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture. Average rent is affordable while still being within acceptable commuting distance to central Tokyo.

Edogawa Ward is the easternmost of the 23 wards of Tokyo. This ward has a reputation for being quite livable for families because of its many parks, grocery stores, and decent transportation options for getting to downtown Tokyo. Most of the neighborhoods in this area have a calm, residential atmosphere, as well. However, some residents have remarked that it can feel slightly unsafe in older, run-down areas of the ward.

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Edogawa quick facts

  • Population: 698,031 (as of January 1, 2019)
  • Area: 49.90 km²
  • Density: 13,989 (/km²)
  • Population of foreign residents: 35,710 (5.1% of total population of Edogawa)
  • About 7.7% of the total resident foreigner population of the Tokyo 23 Wards lives in Edogawa.

Major Train Stations

Station Train Lines
Koiwa  JR Chuo-Sobu Line
Kasai  Tokyo Metro Tozai Line

Main residential neighborhoods

Edogawa Ward ranks high for

  • Falls on the more affordable end of average rent within the 23 wards.
  • Good availability of large supermarkets.

Who lives in Edogawa Ward?

  • Those commuting to business districts around Tokyo Station.
  • Popular with families (primarily Japanese families, with some communities of Asian immigrants).

Popular housing searches in Edogawa Ward

Location and highlights

Edogawa Ward lies on the eastern edge of Tokyo’s 23 wards, bordering nearby Chiba Prefecture. It might seem far from the city center of Tokyo, but it’s just a 20 minute train ride to Otemachi Station from Kasai Station (the large transportation hub in Edogawa). This close proximity to Tokyo Station makes Edogawa fairly popular with those commuting into downtown Tokyo for work. Being bordered by the Edo River gives the ward a lot of pedestrian paths and parks, ideal for taking a relaxing walk away from the crowds of the city.

The southern edge of Edogawa Ward lies against Tokyo Bay, but instead of waterfront residential property, you’ll find Kasai Rinkai Park. This is the second largest park within the 23 wards (the first being Mizumoto Park in Katsushika Ward). Not only is there open green space in the park, but also a bird sanctuary and an aquarium (Tokyo Sea Life Park).

Edogawa is home to a rather rare spectacle within the 23 wards: horses. Children can experience horse riding within Tokyo at Nagisa Pony Land.


Apartments for Rent in Edogawa Ward

Properties for Sale in Edogawa Ward

Lead photo: Koiwa Shobu Garden, Edogawa Ward, Tokyo via Wikimedia Commons. riverside area carpeted with around 50,000 iris flowers donated by community members.

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