New town on the block
Marked by gleaming skyscrapers, international restaurants and a myriad of showrooms and museums, Shiodome was developed on a former freight yard that was once the original site of Shimbashi Station. Overlooking the Hamarikyu Gardens , the district is a testament to modern city planning.
Famed anime director Hiyao Miyazaki designed the odd clock gracing the exterior of the Nippon Televison (NTV) building
Shiodome was once the original site of Shimbashi Station and the Tokyo terminal of Japan's first railway line
The neighborhood boasts its own "Italian Town" with European-style buildings
How to Get There
Shiodome Station is on the Oedo Line and Yurikamome Line—the elevated monorail that whisks you down to Odaiba .
Shiodome is also connected to Shimbashi Station on the JR Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines, as well as the Asakusa and Ginza subway lines.
From Italian coffee to Japanese teahouses
Drop by the area's "Italian Town" for a pick-me up espresso before wandering down to the scenic gardens of Hamarikyu . From here, you can marvel at the contrast between the meticulously manicured Japanese gardens against the backdrop of metal and glass skyscrapers.
An impressive tenant list
While Shiodome counts commerce giants such as ANA, Softbank, Nippon Express, Fujitsu and Mitsui Chemicals as its tenants, the area is also home to a number of media and communications companies such as Kyodo, Dentsu and Nippon Television (NTV). Explore Ad Museum Tokyo—a museum exhibiting the history of Japanese advertising—and don't forget to drop by the Panasonic Living Showroom for the latest in-home technology services and products.