Old Tokyo map
Map of old Tokyo. Old Tokyo map (Kantō - Japan) to print. Old Tokyo map (Kantō - Japan) to download. Traditionally the origins of old Tokyo have been placed somewhere around the 12th century, but that was until some remains in Yayoy street were uncovered revealed that the area has been inhabited since the third century BC as its shown in old Tokyo map. This third-century culture discovered has been called the "Yayoy street civilisation", and among the objects excavated were Chinese coins that show that the population of old Tokyo of the time had a commercial relationship with the continent.
At the end of the 12th century, in old Tokyo also exists documentation confirming the existence of a fishing village called either Yedo or Edo (gate of the gulf, or land of the Ya), found on a low floodplain around the mouth of the Sumida river as its mentioned in old Tokyo map. In 1457, a warrior known as Ota Dokuan, built a fortified area around which the marsh-dwelling population was concentrated. From 1486 to 1524 the fort was occupied by a vassal of the Uesugi family and then by the Hozio Uzitsuma which unified the province and created a stat centred on the capital in Odawara.