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Tokyo’s Toyosu is proving to be one of the top draw card districts to visit. An island of reclaimed land on Tokyo Bay, Toyosu once an industrial area is now a buzz with visitors. With its handy proximity to central Tokyo the area has transformed and is now the home of some of Tokyo’s leading attractions. The acclaimed interactive art museum teamLab Planets TOKYO opened here in summer 2018, later that year the Tokyo wholesale fish markets moved here, now known as the Toyosu Market. As the transformation continues February 1, 2024, saw the opening of Tokyo Toyosu Senkyaku Banrai a unique new dining and entertainment next to the Toyosu Market. In collaboration with Toyosu Market the complex recreates the vibrant atmosphere of yester year, and it also has Tokyo Toyosu Manyo Club a onsen spa facility complete with open air bathing with views of Tokyo Bay. It is no surprise visitors, local and international, are flocking to the area.

 Tokyo Toyosu Senkyaku Banrai

The Japanese meaning of the name of this new complex, “Senkyaku Banrai” evokes an image of welcoming a continuous stream of people, coming and going like a bustling town in the old Edo style. Here is what you will find:

“Toyosu Jogai Edomae Market”- Tokyo style dining and entertainment

At the centre of the complex this four-storey building is filled with restaurants and entertainment.

A recreation of an Edo period neighbourhood, it houses around 65 restaurants and shops offering fresh food direct from the neighbouring Toyosu Market. Each area offers something different. On the second floor an area called “Menuki Ōdori” the main street, has a lively atmosphere of old Edo, with local shops and restaurants serving favourites such as eel, sushi, and more. The “Mekiki Yokochō” is the connoisseurs alley and offers casual treats like seafood burgers and bite-size Japanese omelette, which can be enjoyed as takeaway or with a drink at standing counters.  The third floor has a food court serving a selection of savoury dishes including local favourites like ramen and sushi.

Tokyo Toyosu Manyo Club“- Japanese onsen hot-spring spa and relaxation for day visit or overnight stay

Just next to the market, this onsen hotel has 10 floors dedicated to onsen bathing and wellness.

Some of the highlights include open-air bathing with views across Tokyo Bay, a free of charge rooftop footbath garden with panoramic city views, and hot-stone spa rooms for relaxation of the mind and body.

Tickets are ¥3,850 per adult with entry from 10:00 am until 3:00 am after which a late-night fee applies.

There are dining options, and the Club has 69 guestrooms, so guests can stay overnight.

teamLab Planets TOKYO

If you visit Toyosu teamLab Planets TOKYO is unmissable attraction. teamLab Planets is a museum where you walk through water, and a garden where you become one with the flowers. It comprises 4 large-scale artwork spaces and 2 gardens created by art collective teamLab. This spring, visitors will be able to experience cherry blossoms enveloping two of its massive artwork spaces. The artwork “Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers,” which features flowers blooming and scattering throughout the year, will feature cherry blossoms filling the entire space during this limited period. Artwork video: Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers. In another artwork, ‘Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People’, where visitors walk barefoot through water, the koi swimming on the water’s surface will scatter into cherry blossoms when they collide with people. These artworks featuring cherry blossoms will be on view from March 1, 2024 (Friday) to April 30, 2024.

Artwork video: Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People – Infinity

teamLab Planets TOKYO ranks in the top 5 ‘Most Popular Museums in the World’ according to Google’s annual search ranking. In 2023 around 2.5 million people from 198 countries and regions, excluding Japan, visited teamLab Planets. It is also reported that approximately one in ten international tourists to Japan visited the attraction.