A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

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  • 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 as you stroll through traditional alleys and enjoy gourmet food.

* Published content contains information as of October 2017. Business days, business hours, rates, etc. may be changed due to the circumstances of the place of publication. Please check with each publisher for the latest information.

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 as you stroll through traditional alleys and enjoy gourmet food.

* The listed times are for reference only.

A one-minute walk
01
  • Tsukishima Monja Street
  • Time required: About 60 minutes
  • A shopping straight lined with popular shops selling monjayaki (similar to okonomiyaki), a Tsukishima specialty. The Tsukishima Monja Association is located in front of Tsukishima Sta. at the street entrance, and allows visitors to gather information and buy souvenirs. Each shop has its own style of monjayaki, offering a variety of flavors including ones containing seasoned cod roe and mochi (sticky rice cake).
  • Filming partner: Iroha flagship store

A fifteen-minute walk
02
  • Tsukuda Quarters
  • Time required: About 20 minutes
  • The town began when after Japanese hero Ieyasu Tokugawa established his rule, he welcomed the residents of Tsukuda (now in the surroundings of Osaka) who had saved him to this location, and granted them special fishing rights. In addition to the old-fashioned district, there are also apartment complexes in development.
A one-minute walk
  • Eat
  • Buy
02-a
  • Yamamoto-Shoten
  • Time required: About 20 minutes
  • With its old town vibe, even today many children visit the cheap sweets shops. Messages from local elementary school students are posted within the shops. Making it cheap and easy to buy cherished and variety-rich sweets makes the shops popular with foreigners too.
A two-minute walk
  • Sightseeing
02-b
  • Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine
  • Time required: About 10 minutes
  • A shrine with nearly 400 years of history. There was a harbor in the area when the shrine was built, so it has been worshiped as a guardian spirit of safety on the seas and in voyages. It also contained many cultural treasures such as the plaque of the sacred arch inscribed by Meiji era royalty.
A one-minute walk
  • Sightseeing
02-c
  • Tsukuda-kobashi Bridge
  • Time required: About 10 minutes
  • A small red bridge suspended over the town, known for its appearance in a popular manga that takes place in Tsukuda. Its unique landscape includes a retro moat and boat up close, and an array of high-rise apartments farther in.
A fifteen-minute walk
03
  • Hisagoya Abe
  • Time required: About 20 minutes
  • A venerated store established in 1949, it offers liver cutlet with the same great taste. Its no-frills liver cutlet made with domestically produced raw liver and a secret sauce is superbly fresh, and has spawned copies across Japan, attracting visitors even from China and Taiwan. Store up to one week in the refrigerator or freeze.
A twenty-minute walk
04
  • Owl Family
  • Time required: About 60 minutes
  • An owl cafe featured on social media, owl fans from around the world gather here. Roughly 20 in-store owls perch on hands and shoulders, soothing visitors with their fluffy feathers. The store sells various owl merchandise and is decorated by owl craft work and stuffed animals donated by visitors.
A five-minute walk
05
  • Tsukishima Spain Club
  • Time required: About 90 minutes
  • A restaurant with home cooking from all over Spain, made with seasonal ingredients and enjoyed with directly imported wine. When the ready bell sounds, staff put on a splendid performance carrying large pots of paella around the restaurant. Excitement guaranteed! A guitar solo and flamenco show are performed on Mondays. A great spot for getting a Spain vibe while in Tsukishima.
  • Address
    1F Asahi Warehouse, 1-14-7, Tsukishima, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Access
    A two-minute walk from Tsukishima Station Exit 7 on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line or the Toei Subway Oedo Line
    Business Hours
    11:30~15:00 (L.O.14:00), 17:30~23:00 (L.O.22:00) on Monday to Saturday
    11:30~15:00 (L.O.14:00), 17:30~22:00 (L.O.21:00) on Sundays and Holidays
    Regular Holiday
    Open all year (except at the turn of the year)
    Telephone
    03-3533-5381
    03-3533-5381
    URL
    http://www.spainclub.jp/tsukishima/
A two-minute walk
06
  • Sumidagawa Terrace
  • Time required: About 30 minutes
  • A lusciously green walking path along the Sumida River. We recommend taking a stroll here in the pleasant breeze with views of distinctive bridges such as the Kachidoki Bridge and Chuo-Ohashi Bridge. If you get lucky, you may even see water buses traveling the river. There are even historic sites in the area such as the Tsukishima no Watashi Remains which had a boarding area for ferries.
A ten-minute walk

Route map

Introduction of local specialty shops in Chuo City—you can experience foods and items collected from around Japan.

Introduction of local specialty shops in Chuo City—you can experience foods and items collected from around Japan.