A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

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Here are the latest top 10 tourist attractions in Chuo City that have been searched the most. Be the first to find out what’s hot in Chuo City!

Top 10 Tourist Attractions

Here are the latest top 10 tourist attractions in Chuo City that have been searched the most. Be the first to find out what’s hot in Chuo City!

Bridge Niigata

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  • 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.

Tsukishima Monja Street

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  • 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.

Tsukuda Park

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  • Tsukuda Park
  • Tsukuda Park was created on top of the super embankments that resulted from the River City 21 development. Inside the park you can find a recreation of a lighthouse built during the Bakumatsu period, and a cherry tree transplanted from Higashine in Yamagata. There is also a moat in the park, and the surrounding streets of Tsukuda still foster the atmopshre of the old-time downtown.

NIHONBASHI Bridge

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  • NIHONBASHI Bridge
  • The bridge is said to have been built in 1603 at the order of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The next year, it was made the starting point of the Gokaido, or five major roads and became the symbol of the prosperous city of Edo, the center of Japan. The current twin arch bridge made of stone was completed in 1911. The kirin statue under the bridge light in the center of the bridge depicts the prosperity of the city of Tokyo when it was made, and the shishi statues at the four corners depict protection. The Nihonbashi was designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.

Tokyo Kyukyodo

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  • 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.

NINGYOCHO KARAKURI YAGURA

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  • NINGYOCHO KARAKURI YAGURA
  • 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.

Ogannonji Temple

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  • 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.

Ginza Itoya

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  • Ginza Itoya
  • A stationery store founded in 1904. Our concept is "Change from 'a place to buy' to 'a place to stay'". On each floor, there is a space to experience various items; on the 2nd floor, there is a space for writing letters and a real posting facility; on the 5th floor, there is a work space for nomad-workers; on the 8th floor, paper craft workshops are held. We keep items that combine beautiful design and functionality including Itoya original products, directly imported items, excellent items made in Japan, etc.

The Road Origin Marker of Japan

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  • The Road Origin Marker of Japan
  • Nihonbashi was made the starting point of the five major roads in 1604. During the Meiji era, the center of the bridge was made the starting point of all the national roads in Japan. The bronze road origin marker with calligraphy by Eisaku Sato, then Prime Minister, is set in the center of the roadway on the bridge. Its replica is displayed in the “Genpyo no Hiroba,” a square located at the northwest end of the bridge.

TSUKUDA KOBASHI

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  • TSUKUDA KOBASHI
  • In the "Edo Hogaku Anken Zukan" from 1679, Tsukuda Island is divided in an eastern and western island by a moat, and the bridge hangs in roughly the same position as now. The modern Tsukuda-kobashi Bridge was completed in 1984, with stone-clad sides arching out. The vermilion-lacquered bridge railing and ornamental cap lend a retro vibe.

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.