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Joto area

Area Features

Aomi area

This area is located at the eastern edge of Tokyo. It is adjacent to Chiba Prefecture across the Edogawa river and borders Saitama Prefecture to the north. It has particularly good accessibility to the Keiyo and Joban regions. As it also faces Tokyo Bay, businesses in this area can use the Port of Tokyo’s logistic functions to their maximum advantage.

The area has the largest population in the metropolis of Tokyo with nearly 3 million people. There are also over 130,000 business establishments located here.

It is also a popular sightseeing area, with leading tourist attractions such as the Tokyo Skytree in Sumida Ward and Ueno Park and Sensoji Temple in Taito Ward. It welcomes many visitors from overseas.

The Ariake, Aomi, and other areas along Tokyo Bay are also scheduled sites for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games venues, and developments are underway.

Manufacturing Industry Features

Leather products image

It holds the largest number of manufacturing business establishments in Tokyo, with a total of some 5,000. Nearly 40 percent of the manufacturing businesses in Tokyo are concentrated in the Joto area.

A characteristic is its many small-scale businesses. Notably, over 90 percent of the leather and leather product businesses, over 80 percent of rubber product businesses, and over 60 percent of the textile industry, paper and paper product, wood and wooden product businesses are found here.

Support Facilities and Property Situation

Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial
Techonology Research Institute

A feature of the Joto area is its substantial small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) support facilities.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute, a local independent administration institution, is a testing and research facility providing technical support, including entrusted tests, R&D, consultations on technology, and human resource development, to SMEs in Tokyo. The Joto Branch and Sumida Branch provide various types of support tailored to the needs of the local manufacturers.

Basic Data

Taito, Sumida, Arakawa, Adachi, Katsushika, Koto, Edogawa
Population Number of establishments
in manufacturing business
Number of employees in
manufacturing business
Shipment value
(unit: ten million yen)
Added value
(unit: ten million yen)
Taito 191,749 449 4,400 7,294 2,954
Sumida 261,723 828 12,284 27,356 15,397
Arakawa 211,271 505 5,814 9,408 3,898
Adachi 678,623 883 12,760 22,689 8,538
Katsushika 452,789 770 9,525 16,894 6,707
Koto 501,501 567 10,465 28,428 12,030
Edogawa 686,387 757 9,473 19,891 7,531
of this area
2,984,043 4,759 64,721 131,960 57,055
of Toyko
13,415,349 12,156 269,815 815,935 319,317

・Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, "Basic resident register", 2016/1/1
・Tokyo Metropolitan Government Statistics Division, "Bureau of General Affairs, Industries in Tokyo", 2014/12/31