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Nihonbashi Special Feature

The Nihonbashi area was one of the most illustrated landmarks in the Edo era, 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 upheld by a community of classic shops that remain where they started generations ago, their history counted by the centuries. Come discover Nihonbashi, your link to the good ol' days of Tokyo.

Beautiful and Elegant: the Cut Glassware Shop Hanashyo

After 170 years, a century-old glass cutting method has been revived in Nihonbashi! Edo Kiriko, one of the finest glass cutting techniques in Japan, was established in 1834 by Kagaya Kyubei, who owned a glassware...

Nihonbashi Information

Nihonbashi, a place where the traditions of old Japan are still alive. Take advantage of the helpful information center and convenient shuttle bus service to explore the city. Check out the latest information on Nihombashi...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Ninben

Stock Up On This Established in 1699, Ninben has been known as the leading brand in dried bonito flakes for centuries. Stock made using the fermented bonito is said to be origin of Japanese flavors....

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Nishikawa

Not Resting On Laurels Bedclothes and sleeping goods maker Nishikawa has been in Nihonbashi for over 400 years since the Muromachi era. Nishikawa has history of pacesetting innovation, dating back from improving the mosquito net...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Nihonbashi Saruya

Get Picky This is the only handmade toothpick specialty store not only in Japan, but in the world, with a history dating back over 300 years. These individually-carved toothpicks are made from high-quality fragrant wood and...

Omotenashi Nihonbashi

Get a taste of authentic Japanese cultural activities such as tea ceremonies and geisha performances, as well as tours led by international tour guides. Time to Geisha See a geisha performance and try traditional games Approx. 60...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Kuroeya

  Lasting Lacquerware This lacquerware shop harks back over 300 years to the Edo era, and preserves techniques from the Kuroe Village in what is now known as Wakayama Prefecture, famed for its lacquer production. A...

Bunmeido Nihombashi Café – Fit For Royal Tea –

Bunmeido started in Nagasaki Prefecture over 100 years ago and is the most famous castella cake maker in Japan. While this cake is said to originate from Castilla, Spain, no doubt the Japanese have...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Haibara

The Write Stuff Now run by the 7th generation owner, this washi (Japanese paper) specialist has been along Nihombashi for over 200 years. The exquisite paper products here will make you feel like rediscovering sensory...

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. SUSHI Sushi as we know it today first...