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Shibaura island

Shibaura (芝浦) is a district of Minato ward located in Tokyo, Japan. The district is located between the eastern side of the Yamanote Line train and Tokyo Bay. Shibaura consists mostly of artificial islands created by the excavation of industrial canals in the early 20th century. Formerly a light industrial area, it became famous for its night life during the Japanese asset price bubble period and, since the early 2000s, has become a high-rise residential district.


Shibaura is the home to a number of major Japanese corporations including:

The Japan Times has its headquarters in the Japan Times Nifco Building (ジャパンタイムズ・ニフコビル, Japan Taimuzu Nifuko Biru) in Shibaura.[5][6]

Rail links

The district is served by Tamachi Station on the Yamanote and Keihin-Tōhoku Lines, and by Shibaura-futō Station of the Yurikamome line. The Yokosuka Line also runs in a tunnel below the district, although there are no stops in the area.[citation needed]

Road links

The Tokyo Expressway system passes through the area, and the central Tokyo side of Route 11 connecting to the Rainbow Bridge[7] terminates at Shibaura Junction.


  1. ^ "Corporate Data." Toshiba. Retrieved on September 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Corporate Profile." Oki. Retrieved on September 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "Corporate Data." SUMCO. Retrieved on September 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Company Profile." Cosmo Oil Company. Retrieved on March 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "Map to the Japan Times." (Image) The Japan Times. Retrieved on October 15, 2011. "4-5-4 Shibaura Minato-ku"
  6. ^ "Map to The Japan Times." (Japanese version, Image) The Japan Times. Retrieved on October 15, 2011. "ジャパンタイムズ・ニフコビル 港区芝浦4-5-4"
  7. ^ Kyodo (19 February 2016). "Rainbow Bridge's wondrous walkways harbor inner city views". National News. The Japan Times. Archived from the original on 30 August 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 

Coordinates: 35°38′30″N 139°44′54″E / 35.6418°N 139.7482°E / 35.6418; 139.7482

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