Sunday, November 17, 2019

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...

Nihonbashi or Nihombashi? Why we used two different spellings

Major Department Stores

Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store

Accessible & Authentic Japanese Culture

Nihombashi Takashimaya

Marking the Passage of Time: Classic Nihombashi Takashimaya


Explore Japanese Culture

Shops & Craftsman

Centuries of Craftsmenship: Haibara

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

Centuries of Craftsmenship: Nishikawa
Bedclothes and sleeping goods

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