A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

We are going to introduce you to the unique streets that are scattered throughout Chuo City: streets lined with high street stores, and streets crammed with shitamachi (downtown) restaurants and shops serving gourmet meals. Stroll down the streets and enjoy the distinctive features of each street.

  • Ginza-dori Ave.
  • Ginza-dori Ave.

    Ginza-dori Ave.

    Ginza-dori Ave.

  • Ginza-dori Ave.
  • This is a main street in Ginza, the best shopping neighborhood in Tokyo. It is lined with department stores and high street stores popular in and outside Japan. The street is open to pedestrians only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. You can enjoy strolling down the broad avenue without worrying about vehicles (October – March: 12:00 – 17:00 and April – September: 12:00 – 18:00).
  • AMAZAKE YOKOCHO
  • AMAZAKE YOKOCHO

    AMAZAKE YOKOCHOFilming partner: Tofu no Futaba

    AMAZAKE YOKOCHO

  • AMAZAKE YOKOCHO
  • The 400 m long street from Ningyocho Station to the Meijiza Theater is called the Amazake yokocho. Shops offering gourmet meals such as amazake (non-alcoholic rice drinks), teyaki-senbei (hand-grilled rice crackers), inarizushi (sushi rice tucked inside deep-fried tofu pockets), taiyaki (fish-shaped cakes), hojicha (roasted green tea), and tamagoyaki (Japanese omelet) as well as traditional handicrafts stand in a row. A shitamachi atmosphere prevails in the street.
  • Namiyoke-dori Street
  • Namiyoke-dori Street

    Namiyoke-dori Street

    Namiyoke-dori Street

  • Namiyoke-dori Street
  • This is an L-shaped street, stretching from the Shijomae intersection to Harumi-dori Ave. via the Namiyoke Inari Jinja. The bustling street is crammed with shops selling such as fresh fish, marine products, and tamagoyaki (Japanese omelet). The General Information Center Plat Tsukiji is located along the street. Don’t miss the giant shishi lion of the Namiyoke Inari Jinja, a deity protecting Tsukiji, which provides protection against disasters and to survive waves.
  • Address
    Area around 4 – 6 chome, Tsukiji, Chuo City, Tokyo
    Direction
    A five-minute walk from Tsukiji Station Exit 1 on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, or a three-minute walk from Tsukijishijo Station Exit A1 on the Toei Subway Oedo Line, A five-minute walk from Higashi-ginza Station Exit 6 on the Toei Asakusa Line.
  • Tsukishima Monja Street
  • Tsukishima Monja Street

    Tsukishima Monja StreetFilming partner: Iroha flagship store

    Tsukishima Monja Street

  • Tsukishima Monja Street
  • Monjayaki is a famous delicacy of downtown Tokyo. Tsukishima district has a shopping street called the Tsukishima Monja Street that is lined with famous monjayaki restaurants. If you are new to the area, stop by the Tsukishima Monja Promotional Cooperative Society in front of Tsukishima Station to collect information before start strolling.
  • Kotto-dori Ave.
  • Kotto-dori Ave.

    Kotto-dori Ave.Filming partner: Kadomatsu Seishindo

    Kotto-dori Ave.

  • Kotto-dori Ave.
  • Commonly known as Kotto-dori Ave., Higashinaka-dori Ave. stretching from Nihonbashi to Kyobashi, features numerous antique shops and galleries. You may miss the signboards of some shops because they are inconspicuous. There are, however, shops where you can enjoy artwork and antiques through the display windows. This street offers you a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet a precious piece of artwork.
  • Address
    Area around 1 – 2 chome, Kyobashi, Chuo City, Tokyo
    Direction
    A one-minute walk from Takaracho Station Exit A5 on the Toei Subway Asakusa Line