Edogawa City (江戸川区) is the eastern most of the 23 special wards that make up Tokyo. This coastal area of Tokyo gets its name form the Edogawa River that defines its border and that of Tokyo with Chiba Prefecture. Edogawa City was formed out of the merger of seven towns and villages in 1937. The initially proposed name, Matsue, was soundly rejected by several of the areas.
JR's Keiyo Line follows along Tokyo's coast from JR Tokyo Station and passes through Edogawa on the way to Chiba. Most major attractions in Edogawa are along this line. The Tokyo Disney Resorts are actually in Chiba Prefecture.
Kasairinkai Koeun is a large oceanside park easily accessible via JR's Keiyo Line. The park is the location of Tokyo Sea Life Park and the largest ferris wheel (117 meters tall) in Tokyo.
Tokyo Disneyland was the first Disney resort to be opened outside of America. It will celebrate its 25th anniversary on April 15, 2008. Tokyo Disneyland places regularly as one of the top three most visited theme parks in the world.
Tokyo DisneySea opened on September 4, 2001 and is the second park to be built at the Tokyo Disney Resort west of Toyko in Chiba Prefecture. It is barely 5 years old but is one of the most visited theme parks in the world.
Tokyo Sea Life Park is part of Kasai Rinkai Park. It showcases a diverse number of locations in a clear and consistent way and delivers a strong message about the necessity for ocean conservation.
Yume no Shima (Dream Island) is a large recreation park north of JR Shinkiba Station to the east of central Tokyo. The Yume no Shima Tropical Greenhouse Dome is a surprisingly cheap Tokyo attraction, but, still offers plenty to see.
Japan's only major Ikea store is located at Minami-Funabashi east of the Tokyo Disney Resorts on the Keiyo Line. A second store is scheduled to in 2008 in Kobe.
Makuhari Messe is quite close to Chiba but is where many of Tokyo's largest trade and industry shows occur. Most famously, the Tokyo Game Show is held at the Makuhari Messe Exhibition Center every fall.
The Keiyo Line (京葉線) trains depart from a platform underneath and west of the main JR Tokyo Station.
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