A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

Introduction of Chuo City

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Introduction movie


The five themed videos, each represented by a single Kanji character, and the digest version come together to comprise a total of six.
Each is created in four languages - Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese (traditional / simplified), and are released in three patterns: 3 minutes, 1.5 minutes and 15 seconds.

  • Walk (歩ARUKU)
  • Walk (歩ARUKU)
  • Take a stroll around the city and come into contact with traditions and trends.
  • 遊(ASOBU)
  • Activity (遊ASOBU)
  • Enjoy Tokyo even more through a variety of experiences that you can only find here.
  • Food (食TABERU)
  • Food (食TABERU)
  • In one of the greatest gourmet cities in the world, eat your way through Edo and Tokyo.
  • Colors (彩IRODORI)
  • Colors (彩IRODORI)
  • Feel the beauty of the seasons in the center of Tokyo.
  • People (人HITO)
  • People (人HITO)
  • Craftspeople at the top of their fields give a warm Japanese welcome to visitors from around the world.
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Recommended walking routes


We have selected six trip courses to help you to fully explore Chuo City, which offer the opportunity to enjoy the Edo period atmosphere, eat gourmet food, or visit a shopping area!

  • Experience the highlights of Chuo City!Three hours of touring popular attractions in Chuo City
  • Experience the highlights of Chuo City!
    Three hours of touring popular attractions in Chuo City
  • Experience the highlights of Chuo City!
    Three hours of touring popular attractions in Chuo City
  • Chuo City is full of popular attractions, including Ginza, Nihonbashi, and the Tsukiji Outer Market! The three-hour trip will introduce you to the highlights of Chuo City.
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  • Enjoy "Japanese Gourmet Foods!Three hours of tasting and walking here and there
  • Enjoy "Japanese Gourmet Foods!
    Three hours of tasting and walking here and there
  • Enjoy "Japanese Gourmet Foods!
    Three hours of tasting and walking here and there
  • Recommended for travelers who are eager to enjoy small amounts of delicious Japanese gourmet foods. You can enjoy Chuo City's select Japanese gourmet foods!
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  • The photo spots are in the town of Edo!Looking for Ukiyoe in Chuo City
  • The photo spots are in the town of Edo!
    Looking for Ukiyoe in Chuo City
  • The photo spots are in the town of Edo!
    Looking for Ukiyoe in Chuo City
  • You can visit the locations depicted in ukiyoe and take photos as a keepsake. While appreciating the difference between the present and the past, enjoy the appeal of ukiyoe and Chuo City.
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  • Enjoy the secluded areas of Chuo! A stroll through Tsukuda and Tsukishima
  • Enjoy the secluded areas of Chuo!
    A stroll through Tsukuda and Tsukishima
  • Enjoy the secluded areas of Chuo!
    A stroll through Tsukuda and Tsukishima
  • Chuo has secluded areas with a retro vibe in addition to its bustling areas such as Ginza and Nihonbashi. We invite you to experience Chuo's new charm in traditional alleyways.
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  • Full of spots overflowing with human warmth and the passions of craftsmen! Strolling around the Ningyocho & Kodenmacho neighborhood
  • Full of spots overflowing with human warmth and the passions of craftsmen!
    Strolling around the Ningyocho & Kodenmacho neighborhood
  • Full of spots overflowing with human warmth and the passions of craftsmen!
    Strolling around the Ningyocho & Kodenmacho neighborhood
  • In Ningyocho, visit Ogannonji Temple and Amazake-yokocho St. to enjoy its friendly old-town atmosphere. If you take a walk around the Kodenmacho neighborhood, you can see countless products passionately crafted by the hands of skilled craftsmen. And finish by being satiated with exquisite gourmet food from long-established stores! Why not visit the stylish spots of Chuo City?
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  • All streets start from here! Stroll along Nihonbashi, the center of Japan.
  • All streets start from here!
    Stroll along Nihonbashi, the center of Japan.
  • All streets start from here!
    Stroll along Nihonbashi, the center of Japan.
  • Nihonbashi was the starting point of the five main highways of Edo Japan and also the starting point of National Route 1 highway. Along this road, which has flourished as the center of Japan since the Edo Period, there are numerous spots of interest, ranging from long-established shops more than a century old to new commercial facilities.
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  • Check Out the Best Local Photo Spots! Experience the Charms of Strolling Around Ginza
  • Check Out the Best Local Photo Spots!
    Experience the Charms of Strolling Around Ginza
  • Check Out the Best Local Photo Spots!
    Experience the Charms of Strolling Around Ginza
  • Take a stroll while enjoying the charming and sophisticated atmosphere of Ginza, an area well-known as one of Japan's most elegant and distinguished shopping areas. As Ginza historically features a collection of stores from some of the fashion world's most renowned domestic and international brands, there are a number of classic photo spots throughout the area that will make you want to take photos.
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Top 10 Tourist Attractions

Destination rankings


  • TOP1

    Tsukishima Monja Street

  • Tsukishima Monja Street
  • Monjayaki is the origin of Japanese cheap sweets. It is widely known as the representative taste of downtown Tokyo. You can enjoy the fun cooking and eating methods. Please visit Tsukishima where there are a lot of good restaurants, delicious aromas in the air and smiling faces. Monjayaki Souvenir Sets and local maps are available at the Office of the Tsukishima Monja Promotional Cooperative Society.
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  • TOP1

    Bridge Niigata

  • Bridge Niigata
  • The renovated Bridge Niigata reopened as a permanent retail store specializing in local Niigata products on October 1, 2019. With a wide range of appealing Niigata products, including seasonal foods from the rich local nature, such as rice and sake, and handcrafts that shine with the skills of craftsmen, the store communicates the appeal of the still unknown Niigata.
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  • TOP1

    Tokyo Kyukyodo

  • Tokyo Kyukyodo
  • Kyukydo has been operating for over 350 years since being founded in Kyoto as a druggist. With the philosophy "Protecting and nurturing Japan's traditions and culture", we have a number of great products with a sense of the season that suit the modern life of Japanese people as well as observing traditions and conventions. On the 1st floor there is letter paper, envelopes, postcards, greeting cards, money envelopes, seasonal products, etc., and on the 2nd floor there is incense, brushes, Chinese ink, ink stones, paper, materials for calligraphy, etc., and notebooks of Washi displayed for sale.
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  • TOP1

    Pokémon Center TOKYO DX & Pokémon Cafe

  • Pokémon Center TOKYO DX & Pokémon Cafe
  • A "Pokémon Center" is an official Pokémon store that not only sells game software, card games and a full and varied range of original merchandise, but also offers services and promotional campaigns that any Pokémon fan is sure to love.
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  • TOP1

    KOMIYA SHOTEN CO.LTD

  • KOMIYA SHOTEN CO.LTD
  • An umbrella specialty store rarely seen in Japan. Its lineup includes versatile foreign-made umbrellas, but focuses on high-end Japanese umbrellas carefully hand made by veteran umbrellas craftsmen. Its rich variety features rain umbrellas, parasols, dual-use umbrellas, as well as 16 or 24-rib umbrellas, light-weight umbrellas, and automatic umbrellas.
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  • TOP1

    DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA

  • DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA
  • A concept store from London directed by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons. This concept store uniquely sells various brands from design house brands to street brands as well as all the brand of Comme des Garcons. On each floor, sculptures, art pieces, photographs, and objets d'arts are also displayed as a part of the shop space. The music environment in the store is produced by a sound artist in New York; it is a store that stimulates your entire senses.
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Chuo City by Boat

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Map of Chuo City FREE Wi-Fi Spots

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  • Around Nihonbashi and Kyobashi

    Nihonbashi is a traditional town with countless long-established shops. Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center is located in the Kyobashi area, which is currently a focus of attention.

  • Around Ginza

    Ginza is a leader of Japan's major downtown area, full of well-known department stores and overseas brand boutiques.

  • Around Tsukiji and Hatchobori

    The market for fish, vegetables, etc. is renowned for leading Tokyo's food culture for generations. Besides the market, there are many famous or historic sights.

  • Around Ningyocho

    The historic town is very popular for Edo period inspired automaton clocks and traditional Japanese confectionery shops.

  • Around Tsukishima and Harumi

    While the waterfront retains an urban atmosphere, the old town has a totally different vibe. If visiting the area, you will want to enjoy local gourmet food such as tsukudani and monjayaki.

Pre-travel information


Full of useful information that you should know before travelling to Japan, including etiquette, weather, and traffic information.

  • News

  • June 30, 2020
    【Wheelchair free rental service】

    We will start wheelchair free rental service from July 1st.
    You can rent a wheelchair for free if you are visiting Chuo City for sightseeing purposes.
    Please check the instructions below.

    Reception counter: Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center Basement floor
    Rental period: 1 day
    Rental time: 9:00~20:00
    Price: Free but ¥5000 deposit is required (cash only).
    *Please bring your passport with you.

    We also provide wheelchair accessible tourist information in Tokyo.
    Please ask us for more information.
    June 19, 2020
    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center will be
    normal business hours from July 1st, Wednesday, 9:00~21:00.
    However, please be noted that our free trial services of kimono wearing, calligraphy, and origami making will still be suspended until further notice.
    Please feel free to make any inquiries for more information.
    May 28, 2020
    IMPORTANT NOTICE about reopening of Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center

    Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center will reopen by shortening our business hours from June 1st, Monday, 10:00~18:00.
    However, please be noted that our free trial services of kimono wearing, calligraphy, and origami making will still be suspended until further notice.
    Please feel free to make any inquiries for more information.
    April 30, 2020
    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center was scheduling to be closed until May 6th, due to prevent the spread of the infection, COVID-19, but decided to extend until further notice.
    Therefore, our free wifi rental service will not be available during this period.
    We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
    Everybody let's continue staying at home as possible and please be safe and take good care of yourselves!
    April 08, 2020
    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    Due to prevent the spread of the infection, COVID-19 and following the declaration of emergency from the government, Chuo City Tourist Information Center will be temporarily closed from April 8th until May 6th.
    Therefore, we will also stop our free wifi rental service during this period.
    We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
    Everybody please be safe and take good care of yourselves!