15 of the Best Things to Do in Nihonbashi 15 of the Best Things to Do in Nihonbashi

15 of the Best Things to Do in Nihonbashi


2019.06.24

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

15 of the Best Things to Do in Nihonbashi

Nihonbashi is a destination where you can feel the taste of the Edo period (1603-1868) and has tremendous spots where you can enjoy Japanese culture.
With a symbolic bridge in the center of the area, it has been a popular business district in Tokyo for hundreds of years. The bridge is also known for appearing in the famous Ukiyo-e picture by Hiroshige Utagawa, a Japanese traditional artist.

From the old to the new, Nihonbashi will inspire you with its many-sided attractions.

  • 01

    Start at the Tourist Information Center

    Nihonbashi Tourism Information

    Nihonbashi Tourism Information

    It’s always best to get information from local professionals.
    There are two information centers that you can use: the Nihonbashi Information Center and the Nihonbashi Tourism Information.

    Nihonbashi Information Center

    Nihonbashi Information Center

    The Nihonbashi Information Center is on the B1 floor of the COREDO Muromachi1 shopping mall. They offer tours led by an international concierge too.
    The other information center, the Nihonbashi Tourism Information, is a three-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line’s Nihonbashi Station or the Hanzomon Line’s Mitsukoshimae Station.
    Nihonbashi cruise information is also available here.

    Nihonbashi Tourist Information Office
    place
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Nihonbashi 1-1-1 Chisaki
    info
    【URL】http://nihonbashi-info.tokyo/tourism/
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    Nihonbashi Information Office COREDO Muromachi
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    Tokyo Chuo-ku Nihonbashi Muromachi 2-2-1 COREDO Muromachi 1B1F
    phone
    0332420010
    info
    【URL】https://www.nihonbashi-tokyo.jp/en/information_center/
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  • 02

    Go Shopping at Nihonbashi Coredo Muromachi

    Coredo Muromachi

    Coredo Muromachi

    You might think it’s an historical building on hearing its name, Coredo Muromachi コレド室町, but it’s actually a stylish building full of interesting shops.
    It exudes a perfect combination of established culture and new vibes.

    Ocharaka

    Ocharaka

    Hakuza Nihonbashi

    Hakuza Nihonbashi

    Nihonbashi Kiya

    Nihonbashi Kiya

    You can experience Japanese tradition in trendy shops like Ocharaka おちゃらか , a specialty shop for Japanese green tea, or Hakuza Nihonbashi 箔座日本橋 , which sells various gold leaf products from Kanazawa, as well as Nihonbashi Kiya 日本橋木屋 , an established cutlery shop. These are perfect examples of the mixing of new and old.

    Coredo Muromachi Terrace

    Coredo Muromachi Terrace

    Coredo Muromachi Terrace will open on September 27th this year and they will have the world-renowned Taiwanese bookstore which has been selected as the best bookstore in Asia, Seihinseikatsu Nihonbashi 誠品生活日本橋.

    Seihinseikatsu Nihonbashi

    Seihinseikatsu Nihonbashi

    Seihinseikatsu Nihonbashi is the first shop opened in Japan and has developed four zones that handle sophisticated items such as cosmetics and foods including books.
    We want you to stop by this new shop which united culture of Japan and Taiwan.

    COREDO Muromachi
    rating

    4.0

    200 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 2-2-1
    phone
    0332420010
    opening-hour
    [Shop] 10:00-21:00 [Restaur…
    info
    【URL】https://mitsui-shopping-park.com.e.act.hp.transer.com/urban/muromachi/index.html
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  • 03

    Visit the Symbolic Bridge

    Nihonbashi

    Nihonbashi

    If you are walking around Nihonbashi, you have no choice but to visit the actual “Nihonbashi” bridge. You can see a series of animal statues along the bridge but the must-see elements are the dragons in the center of the bridge.
    Dragons are said to be a symbol of prosperity and the ones on this bridge were created to ensure Tokyo became a successful city.
    The current bridge with dragons was built in 1911.

    Nihonbashi

    Nihonbashi

    Nihonbashi Bridge (Tokyo)
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 1-1
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  • 04

    Watch and Taste the Demonstration of Japanese traditional sweets

    Tsuruya-Yoshinobu

    Tsuruya-Yoshinobu

    Tsuruya-Yoshinobu

    Tsuruya-Yoshinobu

    Tsuruya-Yoshinobu 鶴屋吉信 is an established Japanese sweets shop in Kyoto that started their business over 200 years ago.

    Why not order their set of matcha and seasonal raw sweets for 1404 yen. Their skilled pastry maker will craft the sweets right in front of you.
    In summer, you can also enjoy their shaved ice. They have beautiful sweets for different seasons, so you always have a reason to go back there and taste throughout the year.
    Reservations are not necessary and it’s in the Coredo 3 building.

    Tsuruya-Yoshinobu

    Tsuruya-Yoshinobu

    Tsuruya-Yoshinobu

    Tsuruya-Yoshinobu

    Tsuruya-Yoshinobu Tokyo Shop
    place
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 1-5-5 COREDO Muromachi 31F
    phone
    0332430551
    opening-hour
    11:00-19:00 (for the time be…
    info
    【URL】https://www.tsuruyayoshinobu.jp/shop/pages/tenpo_tokyomise_kissa.aspx
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  • 05

    Heal yourself at the Fukutoku Shrine

    Fukutoku Shrine

    Fukutoku Shrine

    Amidst the forest of buildings, the Fukutoku Shrine 福徳神社 is waiting for you if you need to experience relief from the busyness of the city.

    The Fukutoku Shrine has been in Nihonbashi since 859 and it is said that one of most famous Japanese Shogunates, Ieyasu Tokunaga, came to visit the shrine.
    Today, it is popular among people who are seeking good luck to win the lottery.
    The Fukutoku Garden is right next to the shrine and is a beautiful place to rest, with restaurants also inside the garden.

    Fukutoku Shrine

    Fukutoku Shrine

    Fukutoku Shrine (Memuro Fuki Inari)
    rating

    3.5

    196 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Nihonbashi Muromachi 2-4-14
    phone
    0332763550
    info
    【URL】https://mebuki.jp/en/
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  • 06

    Visit the Pokemon Center and Cafe in the New Nihonbashi Takashimaya Shopping Center

    Pokemon Center DX Tokyor and Pokemon Cafe

    Pokemon Center DX Tokyor and Pokemon Cafe

    Takashimaya 高島屋 is one of the biggest department store groups in Japan and the Nihonbashi Takashimaya Shopping Center is a new facility that opened in 2018.
    The most popular attraction in this huge shopping center is the Pokemon Center DX Tokyo.

    What is so special about this Pokemon Center? They have a Pokemon café.
    It’s the only place in Japan where you can experience a Pokemon cafe and their menu items are unquestionably adorable. They have limited items too.

    You can get a full meal with Pikachu’s Plate or just grab a drink, such as Gengar’s Mysterious Smoothie.
    They also serve café lattes with Pokemon latte art so you can choose your favorite.

    Pokemon Cafe

    Pokemon Cafe

    Pokemon Cafe

    Pokemon Cafe

    Pokemon Cafe

    Pokemon Cafe

    ポケモンカフェ 日本橋高島屋S.C.店
    place
    東京都中央区日本橋2-11-2 日本橋高島屋S.C.東館5F
    phone
    03-6262-3439
    info
    【URL】https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/
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  • 07

    Enjoy a Luxury Edomae-Sushi Lunch

    Sushi Yamaoki

    Sushi Yamaoki

    Sushi (image)

    Sushi (image)

    Sushi Yamaoki 鮨 山沖 is a fancy sushi restaurant but they offer an affordable lunch set menu from 2000 yen between noon and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
    They only have counter seats but their sushi attracts a lot of people, which makes this physically small restaurant so socially big.

    If you visit at night time (they are open Monday to Friday) it may be a bit expensive but they will definitely give you an unforgettably tasty time.

    鮨 山沖
    place
    東京都中央区日本橋室町1-12-14
    phone
    03-5201-8009
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  • 08

    Experience Tokyo's River Cruising

    Tokyo's River Cruising

    Tokyo's River Cruising

    Tokyo's River Cruising

    Tokyo's River Cruising

    If you are tired of walking around beneath the tall buildings, how about getting on a cruise boat without a roof? There are quite a few river cruise courses to choose from.
    Our recommendation is the Kandagawa 90 minute course (2500 yen per adult) where you’ll see the tallest tower in the world, the Tokyo Skytree, and experience some dynamic action as you cruise beneath a bridge.

    You can purchase tickets at the Nihonbashi Boarding Dock. Tickets are available in advance or on the day of the cruise.
    You can’t get on a boat if the seats are full, so you better go early. They open at 10 a.m.

    Tokyo's River Cruising

    Tokyo's River Cruising

    Tokyo's River Cruising

    Tokyo's River Cruising

    日本橋クルーズ(R)
    place
    東京都中央区日本橋1-9
    phone
    0356797311
    info
    【URL】http://ss3.jp/nihonbashi-cruise/index.html
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  • 09

    Get sophisticated Washi paper goods

    Haibara

    Haibara

    Haibara

    Haibara

    Washi 和紙 literally means “Japanese paper”.
    It is made using a traditional technique and is quite strong.

    Haibara 榛原 is a washi specialty shop that has over 200 years of history.
    They have a range of Japanese traditional paper goods, such as envelopes, a Haiku poem board, and paper fans. You can learn so much about different Japanese traditional arts and culture just by looking at their products.
    They also have small accessories for sale, such as cylinder-shaped boxes.

    Haibara
    rating

    4.0

    25 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashi 2-7-1 Tokyo Nihonbashi Tower
    phone
    0332723801
    opening-hour
    [Monday-Friday]10:00-18:30[S…
    info
    【URL】https://www.haibara.co.jp/en/
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  • 10

    Discover the Architecture of National Important Cultural Property

    Bank of Japan

    Bank of Japan

    Nihonbashi Takashimaya

    Nihonbashi Takashimaya

    As Nihonbashi has a long history as one of Tokyo’s main business districts, there are many buildings that Japanese people have attached special feelings towards.

    Nihonbashi Takashimaya and Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi are the main branches of two of Japan’s oldest department stores.
    The Mitsui Memorial Museum is another destination where you can see the art works of Japanese cultural heritage.

    Nihonbashi has some historical architectures besides― the Bank of Japan and NIhonbashi Bridge.
    These architectures has been designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government.

    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi and Mitsui Memorial Museum

    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi and Mitsui Memorial Museum

    Nihonbashi Takashimaya

    Nihonbashi Takashimaya

    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi

    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi

    Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
    rating

    3.5

    14 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 1-4-1
    phone
    0332413311
    opening-hour
    10:00-19:00[New Bldg 9/10 FR…
    info
    【URL】https://mitsukoshi.mistore.jp/store/nihombashi/foreign_customer/index.html
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    Takashimaya Nihombashi Store
    rating

    4.0

    28 Reviews
    place
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashi 2-4-1
    phone
    0332114111
    opening-hour
    [Main Building/Takashimaya W…
    info
    【URL】https://www.takashimaya-global.com/en/stores/nihombashi/
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    Mitsui Memorial Museum
    place
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 2-1-1 Mitsui Main Building 7F
    phone
    05055418600
    opening-hour
    10:00-17:00 (Admission until…
    info
    【URL】http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/english/english.html
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    Bank of Japan Main Branch
    place
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashihongokuchou 2-1-1
    phone
    0332772815
    opening-hour
    9:45-10:45, around 10:45-11:…
    info
    【URL】http://www.boj.or.jp/en/index.htm/
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  • 11

    Wait in line to make yourself full with Tendon

    Kaneko-Hannosuke

    Kaneko-Hannosuke

    Kaneko-Hannosuke

    Kaneko-Hannosuke

    Kaneko-Hannosuke 金子半之助 is a restaurant where you can try tasty tendon 天丼, which is a bowl of tempura on rice topped with a special sauce.
    This restaurant is named after the second chairman of the Japanese cook’s association, Hannosuke Kaneko. His secret tendon recipe is still attracting people in Tokyo today.

    You can try their Edomae tendon for 980 yen.
    You’ll get a full bowl of tempura, so much so that it is almost falling over! Kaneko-Hannosuke purchases their fish every morning from the market in Tokyo - it’s no wonder their tendon is so tasty.

    Kaneko-Hannosuke

    Kaneko-Hannosuke

    Nihonbashi Kaneko-Hannosuke Nihonbashi
    place
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Nihonbashi Muromachi 1-11-15
    phone
    0362623734
    info
    【URL】http://kaneko-hannosuke.com/english/
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  • 12

    Explore the Tokyo Station area by Free Shuttle Bus

    Metro Link Nihonbashi

    Metro Link Nihonbashi

    Metro Link Nihonbashi offers free bus rides to Tokyo Station.
    The bus comes every 10 minutes and you can alight at various spots.
    Some of the easiest spots to find include the Subway Nihonbashi Station, Mitsukoshimae Station, the Mitsui Memorial Museum, and JR Shin-Nihonbashi Station.

    When you arrive at Tokyo Station, you must admire the historic station building.
    The Imperial Palace and Tokyo International Forum are also fun to visit and there are several museums within walking distance too.


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    Imperial Palace

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    Tokyo Station

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    Tokyo
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  • 13

    Craft Beer Tasting at the NIHONBASHI BREWERY

    NIHONBASHI BREWERY

    NIHONBASHI BREWERY

    NIHONBASHI BREWERY

    NIHONBASHI BREWERY

    NIHONBASHI BREWERY

    NIHONBASHI BREWERY

    If you are looking for the perfect way to finish your adventurous day in Nihonbashi, this is where you must go.
    The head brewer of HUB (Hop Urban Brewery) in Portland, U.S.A., Mr. Trevor Bass, created the unique recipes just for the NIHONBASHI BREWERY.

    Their food is also amazing and complements the beer perfectly. The vegetables are mostly sourced from local farms and are either organic or produced with minimal pesticides. In addition to their own brews, they also offer craft beer and craft cider from outside of Japan.

    The atmosphere is stylish and bright, with the inside of the restaurant filled with happy people, especially on Fridays.

    NIHONBASHI BREWERY. 人形町
    place
    東京都中央区日本橋富沢町10-13
    phone
    0362310226
    info
    【URL】http://www.zot-inc.com/index.html
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    Reasonable Capsule Hotel at Nihonbashi Muromachi BAY HOTEL

    Nihonbashi Muromachi BAY HOTEL

    Nihonbashi Muromachi BAY HOTEL

    Nihonbashi Muromachi BAY HOTEL

    Nihonbashi Muromachi BAY HOTEL

    Fancy hotels are easily found in Nihonbashi and the surrounding area but there are also clean and reasonably-priced capsule hotels too.

    Nihonbashi Muromachi BAY HOTEL is located about five minutes’ walk from Mitsukoshimae Station and Shin-Nihonbashi Station.
    Their capsules cost around 3500 yen per night, with access to lockers, a laundry space, a lounge, and other facilities included in the price.

    There is a different branch in front of Tokyo Station too, so you can also check it out.

    日本橋室町BAY HOTEL(日本橋室町ベイホテル)
    place
    東京都中央区日本橋本町2-4-7
    phone
    0332422777
    info
    【URL】https://www.bay-hotel.jp/muromachi/eng/
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  • 15

    In Spring: Enjoy the annual Sakura Event

    Nihonbashi Sakura Festival in 2019

    Nihonbashi Sakura Festival in 2019

    Nihonbashi has been designed with beautiful sakura trees, which is evident by their street names, such as “Edo Sakura Street” and “Nihonbashi Sakura Street”.
    Every year when the sakura blossoms explode in color, the whole city celebrates during the Nihonbashi Sakura Festival.
    If you visit Nihonbashi during this festival, you can see the sakura motif everywhere on the streets, including inside and outside the shops and restaurants.

    FLOWERS BY NAKED in 2019

    FLOWERS BY NAKED in 2019

    FLOWERS BY NAKED in 2019

    FLOWERS BY NAKED in 2019

    Besides this festival, the immersive event organized by FLOWERS BY NAKED is also very popular. During this time, you can experience the beautiful gardens not just by seeing, but also by touching, smelling, and listening to music.

    ※These events has been fihished. Check the next event information on the website.

    URL: https://nihonbashi-sakurafes.art/en/
    URL: https://flowers.naked.works/


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    Nihonbashi Information Office COREDO Muromachi
    place
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Nihonbashi Muromachi 2-2-1 COREDO Muromachi 1B1F
    phone
    0332420010
    info
    【URL】https://mitsui-shopping-park.com.e.act.hp.transer.com/urban/muromachi/index.html
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    In Summer: Enjoy the artistic displays of Goldfish

    Art Aquarium in 2018

    Art Aquarium in 2018

    Art Aquarium in 2018

    Art Aquarium in 2018

    Art Aquarium in 2018

    Art Aquarium in 2018

    Art Aquarium is another super popular event in Nihonbashi, which can only be experienced in the summer.
    As its name suggests, it is an aquarium where you can see artworks.
    Indeed, it is like an art museum that contains lots of goldfish combined with innovative technologies. Goldfish are probably the most familiar fish to Japanese people and you will see how much they love them when you see the artworks here.

    The first thing you will notice is the impressive lighting.
    They shine colorful lights on wondrously- shaped water tanks with heaps of goldfish inside. Not only are the shapes of the water tanks very Japanese, but also the way of displaying, the positioning, and the side objects are too.


    URL: http://artaquarium.jp/en/


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    Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
    place
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 2-2-1
    phone
    0352003210
    opening-hour
    [Weekday]10:00-19:00
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