Shitaya

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Shitaya (下谷, low valley) is the name of a neighborhood in Taito, Tokyo, and a former ward (下谷区 Shitaya-ku) in the now-defunct Tokyo City. The former ward encompassed 15 neighborhoods in the western half of the modern Taito ward, including Ueno, Yanaka and Akihabara.

The area currently referred to as Shitaya is a long, narrow strip stretching from northeast of Ueno Park to south of Minowa Station.

History[edit]

In 1947, when the city was transformed into a metropolis, the Shitaya ward was merged with Asakusa to form the modern Taito ward.

Transport[edit]

Iriya Station of the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line is on the border of Shitaya and Iriya neighborhoods.