Nihonbashi Special

The Nihonbashi area was one of the most illustrated landmarks in the Edo era, and it is not hard to imagine why. A bustling commercial district where top craftsmen and enterprising merchants lived, worked and played, there was never a dull moment against the backdrop of the original Nihonbashi bridge - then a wooden bridge called Edobashi.
Today, the district retains a class and dignity unlike other commercial areas such as Shinjuku or Shibuya, that have taken on totally new facades through the decades. Here, a community of classic shops remain where they started generations ago and their history is counted by the centuries.

WAttention invites you to come and discover Nihonbashi, your link to the good ol' days of Tokyo.

Nihonbashi History & Information

Nihombashi Walkabout
Nihombashi is best explored on foot, and preferably in traditional Japanese garments for a taste of the heart of Edo...

Major Department Stores

Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
Accessible & Authentic Japanese Culture

Nihombashi Takashimaya
Marking the Passage of Time: Classic Nihombashi Takashimaya

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Shops & Craftsmen

Centuries of Craftsmenship: Haibara
Now run by the 7th generation owner, this washi (Japanese paper) specialist has been along Nihombashi for over 200 years...

Food & Restaurants

Tastes of Tradition
For an affordable taste of Edo flavors passed on through the generations, stop by for lunch at one of these classic shops that preserve the methods of old...

Bunmeido Nihombashi Café
Castella cake & cafe

Mikado Coffee
Pioneering coffee connoisseur

Dried bonito flakes and dashi stock

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