Join us on our walk around the west exit of Iidabashi Station, where we explore historic sites and great gourmet spots in the Iidabashi area. Did you know you can see the remains of Edo Castle from the samurai era? Are you more of a foodie? Well, we got ramen and dessert, too! Enjoy our video!
When leaving the west exit of JR Iidabashi Station, you will see a historic site of the former Edo Castle. During the Edo period, this stonewall was the base of a watchtower, called Ushigome Mitsuke, overlooking the outer moat. This place was an important gate leading inside Edo Castle.
Right around the corner, you can find a place where you can get a great view of the entire outer moat. Sotobori Park is a pleasant promenade alongside the outer moat. It continues for about 2 km, and in spring, this is a beautiful spot with many cherry trees. From this promenade, you can overlook the outer moat.
If you are hungry, go to a retro ramen shop “Menya Ichiraku”. This is one of the most popular ramen shops in the Iidabashi area that is famous for having a lot of ramen restaurants. First, select the ramen you want to eat and buy a ticket. You have to try their most famous noodle soup: Chicken Paitan Ramen with a thick broth.
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Next, head over to SAKURA TERRACE, a commercial facility with many restaurants and cafes that opened in 2014. On the second floor, I found a Taiwanese sweets store called “Chun Shui Tang.” The sweets were super delicious!
How did you like our walk? Why don’t you take a walk in the Iidabashi area, too?
Edo Castle Ushigome Mitsuke Remains
2-9 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Menya Ichiraku (Ramen)
2-3-14 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Chun Shui Tang (Taiwanese Sweets)
SAKURA TERRACE 2F, 2-10-2 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo