My Hometown Shimo-ochiai in Shinjuku Ward

Shimo-ochiai is the name of a town of Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. A postal cord number is 161-0033.                                                                        

Population is 12,673 persons (based on a basic resident register, on August 1, 2010. Shinjuku-ku investigation.).

Shimo-ochiai consist of a plateau part and the lowlands part along at the confluence of the two rivers, called Kanda-gawa and Myousyouji-gawa.                                             

 Japanese Ochiai means two rivers flowing together in English.

By a water supply, the riverside lowlands are prosperous dyeing industry from the early stages of theEdoperiod.

On the other hand in a plateau part, a good residential district spreads.

The followings are some interesting photographs of Shimo-ochiai.Shimo-ochiai Railway Station

Shimo-ochiai Station, Seibu Shinjuku Line.

Main Street of Shimo-ochiai

Main Street, called Shin-mejiro-touri

Myousyouji-river and cheap apartment house called Shimo-otiai Jutaku.

Myousyouji-river and cheap apartment house called Shimo-ociai Jutaku.

St. Mary's Hospital St. Mary Hospital

St. Mary Catholic Hospital Entrace of the Hospital

St. Mary Catholic Hospital in Shimo-ochiai,  this hospital is for the workers; doctors, nurses, and Sisters, rather than the patients. In this area this hospital is not reputable.

Yakouin Temple Gate  Yakouin Temple Gate

The Main Temple and The YardThe main temple and the yard

The graveyard of the temple The graveyard of the temple

Yakouin-temple, has some wonderful buildings, the amazing garden, and graveyard in the ground, and many lands, parking lots and houses for rent.

This temple is for riches, not for the common people.

If you obtain the tome (2㎡ width) for your family, you have to pay at least 10 million yen (100,000 euros). If the funeral is performed, you will be charged of about 6 million yen.

Buddhist priests could engage in religious activity no longer.

They are businessmen and get a lot of income; they will fall to hell after their death.

Tokyo Fuji University  Tokyo Fuji University

Tokyo Fuji University  is a private university in Shinjuku.The predecessor of the school was founded in 1943. It was chartered as a junior college in 1951 and became a four-year college in 2002. In 2008 the Department of Psychology was established.

If the entrance fee is paid, anyone can be enrolled in this university.


Japan Biblical Theological Seminary

A Japanese Bible theological college (an abbreviated name: JBTS) is a theological college of the Protestant in Shimo-ochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, and is an authorized theological college of the United Church of Christ in Japan.
An official name is an educational foundation school Japan Bible theological college.

Hikawa Shrine GatewayHikawa Shrine Main Building

Shimo-ochiai Hikawa-jinja(shrine) is the guardian deity of old Shimo-ochiai-mura(village) located in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. This shrine was founded in 5 century B.C.



One thought on “My Hometown Shimo-ochiai in Shinjuku Ward

  1. What an interesting blog with great photos of a place I used to live in! It’s amazing to be able to see it all again from my desk! Thank you for your good job! Claire

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