Itabashi-ku, one of 23 special districts located in the northwest Tokyo, belongs to the Kanto region. Itabashi is bordered by Arakawa River to the north, and Shirako River and Saitama to the northwest. Shiningashi River, found in the northern area near the Arakawa River, flows from west to east. Many factories are concentrated in the northern region in addition to residential areas and commercial areas. Though Itabashi-ku does not have many subways or JR lines, transportation to Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Osaki, Hibiya, Meguro, and other part of Tokyo
is still very convenient thanks to Saikyo Line (Akabane Line), Toei Mita Line, and Tobu Tojo Line operated by the East Japan Railway Company. The "Itabashi Fireworks Festival", displaying 12,000 fireworks in 90 minutes, is one of the largest fireworks festivals in Japan
hosted every August, usually on the first Sunday. In addition to the traditional shape of flowers and dragons, the firework is also known for the"Niagara Falls Fireworks" with a total length of 700 meters. The Happy Road Oyama shopping street promotion Union is an ancient street filled with over 200 shops, mostly family-owned. In addition to affordable clothing stores, there are various food stalls, restaurants and izakaya. Itabashi-ku has many attractions
, including Akatsuka Park, Ukima Park, Koyasu Shrine, Itabashi Art Museum, Itabashi Science Education Museum, Jōrenji Temple, Site of Akatsuka Castle, and Itabashi Hot springs.