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.

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.

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.

YAESU SHOPPING MALL

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  • YAESU SHOPPING MALL
  • YAESU SHOPPING MALL, stretching in the basement of an area around the Yaesu exit of Tokyo Station, is one of the biggest underground shopping malls in Japan, with a variety of attractive shops ranging from gourmet and fashion to everyday sundries and services. Equipped with parking lots that can accommodate 774 cars, the mall is situated in a location with outstanding access by both train and car.

Shinkawa Park

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  • Shinkawa Park
  • Yoshino cherry trees (about 60) and forsythia shrubs bloom together in spring, drawing large crowds for flower viewing. Connected to the Sumida River Terrace by stairs and a slope, it's a pleasant and moist waterside space.

RYUKOBO

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  • RYUKOBO
  • At the studio RYUKOBO, artisans, who include the modern master Ryu Fukuda, have been engaged in the braided-cord business for more than 130 years. When people speak of braided cords now, they are almost always referring to sash bands used to fasten the obi worn with Japanese-style clothing. Toting the catch phrase “Tokyo “iki”—into the future,” Ryukobo, however, is actively working to develop new products such as pens, bags, and umbrellas. The shop also created official products for a hit movie in 2016.

Ishikawajima Park

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  • Ishikawajima Park
  • Ishikawajima Park was built using the top of the super levee. Built together with an open public space, it provides an expansive, green open space. The Paris Plaza created in commemoration of France Year in Japan in 1999 is planted with horse chestnut trees, and has an excellent view of Eitai Bridge and the Tokyo Skytree.

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.

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.

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.