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October 21, 2020
Bureau of Port and Harbor

Toyo Shinsuna Area Designated as a Promotion Area for the Canal Renaissance Project

The Bureau of Port and Harbor has been promoting the Canal Renaissance Project since FY2004. The Project aims to reinvigorate canal areas as spaces for communities and people around Tokyo to enjoy, relax and gather, optimizing precious waterfront spaces in cities.
We designated the Shibaura area and Shinagawaura Tennozu area as Canal Renaissance promotion areas in June 2005. Since then we have expanded and developed the project in other areas.
We are now adding the Toyo Shinsuna area to the project promotion areas.

Map of Canal Renaissance Promotion areas

The creation of a health and disaster prevention development zone will be promoted in the Toyo Shinsuna area by taking advantage of the area’s waterfronts.

What is the Canal Renaissance?


The project aims to create local prosperity and attractions by developing waterfront areas around canals so as to improve the attractiveness of the waterfront and promote tourism in Tokyo.

Designated areas

The Shibaura area and the Shinagawaura Tennozu area, and the Asashio area were designated in FY2005, the Katsushima Hamakawa Samezu area in FY2006 and the Toyosu area in FY2009. The Canal Renaissance Conference in each area has been promoting their own voluntary initiatives to create prosperity around the waterfronts.

Support measures for initiatives

  • At a designated canal, the regulations on occupancy of the water area are eased and facilities can be built on the water.
  • Various types of support will be provided for the operation and promotion of events organized by the community, such as canal festivals.
  • Projects to plant trees and develop attractive promenade networks along the canals will be promoted.

*See the website of the Bureau of Port and Harbor for details, such as the Canal Renaissance systems (guidelines, etc.) and how to promote initiatives. (Choose the language shown in the upper menu after opening this website and the pages will be automatically translated.)

This press release is also available in other languages. (日本語English中文한국어)

Planning Section, Port Planning and Construction Division, Bureau of Port and Harbor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Japanese only)
Phone: 03-5320-5606

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