A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

Introduction of Chuo City

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We have selected four 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!

Top 10 Tourist Attractions

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    Bridge Niigata

  • Bridge Niigata
  • The Bridge Niigata managed by the Daishi Bank showcases the food products, skills, tourism, nature, traditional craftworks and other Niigata-brand items in 3- to 7-day short-term events. There are many rare products unique to local businesses. Please visit the event to experience “Niigata” when you go through the booth curtain to enjoy its charm.
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  • Edo merchants created tsuzura boxes as a wedding tool, which commoners also became fond of. From the Meiji to the Taisho era, there were many tsuzura box craftsmen in Nihonbashi, renowned as a town for dried goods. Only the Iwai Tsuzura Store remains. Tsuzura stay beautiful for life. We invite you to buy them as overseas souvenirs and gifts for important life events like child birth, finding employment, and weddings.
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    Ogannonji Temple

  • Ogannonji Temple
  • We are the third temple of "Edo 33 Kannon" with its Gohonzon of the head part of iron Kanzenon manufactured in the Kamakura era; it is famous for doll memorial service. In our site, Idaten-Mikoto, the god of running, is also worshipped by runners. When the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred, only Gohonzon changed its direction to the east. This is said to be a miracle of the Heisei era and anyone can visit on monthly fair days, the 11th and the 17th, when the doors are open.
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  • Nigyocho Karakuri Yaguras on the Ningyocho shopping street has a rich atmosphere of good old Edo era. Two towers have been built: one is “Edo Rakugo Karakuri Yagura” with a height of 6.5 meters on the Suitengu-Shrine side and the other is “Machibikeshi Karakuri Yagura” with a height of 7.55 meters on the Ningyocho crossing side. The mechanical doll performance lasting about 2-3 minutes takes place every hour from 11am to 7pm every day. Passers-by can enjoy the performance with the great Edo atmosphere.
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    Kanmidokoro Hatsune

  • Kanmidokoro Hatsune
  • A sweets shop founded in 1837. It was named Hatsune after "Hatsune no Tsuzumi", a hand drum that appears in the Kabuki play Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura. Its signature anmitsu uses domestic ingredients such as adzuki beans from Hokkaido, brown sugar from Okinawa, and agar made from Izu tengusa (red seaweed). They continue to preserve the flavor unchanged since the beginning.
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    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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  • 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

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