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Nihonbashi ({, literally "Japan Bridge") is a city district of Tokyo, just north of Ginza and northeast of Marunouchi and Tokyo Station. The bridge, after which the district is named, has been the kilometer zero marker for Japan's national highway network since the early Edo Period.

Formerly a wooden bridge, the Nihonbashi was reconstructed in stone during the Meiji Period, and was covered by an expressway in the 1960s. You can cross a partial 1:1 replica of the original wooden bridge in the Edo-Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku, while a half sized replica of the bridge connects the fourth and fifth floors of the International Terminal at Haneda Airport.

As the "center of Japan", the Nihonbashi district has enjoyed much commercial prosperity over the centuries, and the area has flourished with bustling shops lining the streets and shipping canals (most of which have been filled in in the meantime). Many shops with centuries-long histories are still operating in the district today and make for pleasant strolls. During the Edo Period (1600-1867), the Mitsui family, one of the most powerful merchant families, opened a highly successful textile shop, the Echigoya, in Nihonbashi. Its successor, the Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi, became Japan's first department store and still stands in the district's center.

Recent redevelopment projects have revitalized the Nihonbashi district with tasteful new additions. A highlight is the Coredo Muromachi complex with its three elegant skyscrapers that feature shopping and dining in a modern, yet traditional design inspired by the Edo Period heritage of the merchant district. Many of its shops specialize in traditional crafts or local foods from across Japan, such as lacquerware, gold leaf, knives, chopsticks, sake, katsuobushi, seaweed and sweets.

Shopping and Dining

Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi

Shops: 10:00 to 19:00
Restaurants: 11:00 to 22:00

Coredo Muromachi

Shops: typically 10:00 to 21:00
Restaurants: typically 11:00 to 23:00
Closed: typically January 1

Coredo Nihonbashi

Shops: 11:00 to 21:00
Restaurants: 11:00 to 23:00
Everything closes one hour earlier on weekends and national holidays
Closed: January 1

Takashimaya Nihonbashi

Shops: 10:30 to 19:30
Restaurants: 11:00 to 21:30

Museums

Mitsui Memorial Museum

Currently closed for renovations until late April 2022
Hours: 10:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: Mondays (or following day if Monday is a national holiday)
Admission: 1000 yen (or 1300 yen for special exhibition)

Currency Museum

Hours: 9:30 to 16:30 (entry until 16:00)
Closed: Mondays (except national holidays), December 29 to January 4
Admission: Free

Other Attractions

Tokyo Stock Exchange

Hours: 9:00 to 16:30 (entry until 16:00)
Closed: Weekends, national holidays, December 31 to January 3
Admission: Free

Getting there and around

Nihonbashi Station on the Ginza, Tozai and Asakusa Subway Lines or Mitsukoshimae Station on the Hanzomon and Ginza Subway Lines bring you into the very center of the Nihonbashi district. Nihonbashi can also be accessed in a 5-10 minute walk from the Nihonbashi Exit of Tokyo Station.

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    • Sakura Cross Hotel Tokyo Kayabacho
      Mid-range
      Located in Tokyo, 300 metres from Zuiken Kawamura Former Residence Place Monument, Sakura Cross Hotel Tokyo Kayabacho provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The property is around 500 metres from Oiwa Inari Shrine, 600 metres from Bank of Japan Origin Place Monument and 700 metres from Takao Inari Shrine. Each room is equipped with a balcony. At the hotel, each room includes a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All units will provide guests with a fridge. Popular points of interest near Sakura Cross Hotel Tokyo Kayabacho include Shinkawa Historic Place Monument, Sailor Education Origin Place Monument and War Disaster Memorial Service Monument. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 27 km from the accommodation.
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    • MIMARU TOKYO HATCHOBORI
      Luxury
      Set in Tokyo, within 200 metres of War Disaster Memorial Service Monument and 400 metres of Yasube Taketsune Horibe Monument, MIMARU TOKYO HATCHOBORI offers accommodation with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is located less than 1 km from Oiwa Inari Shrine, a 12-minute walk from Kyoka Square and 1.1 km from Edo Bay Opening Port Monument. The hotel features family rooms. The units come with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, slippers and a wardrobe. Guest rooms feature a private bathroom, a hairdryer and bed linen. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Tokyo Shoken Building Inc., Monument of Armor Tribute Site and Sakuragawa Monument. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 26 km from MIMARU TOKYO HATCHOBORI.
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    • Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
      Luxury
      Boasting fine restaurants and an award-winning spa on the 37th floor, Mandarin Oriental offers 5-star luxury in the historical Nihonbashi area in the heart of Tokyo. Among the most spacious in Tokyo, rooms feature gorgeous city views. Mitsukoshimae Subway Station and JR Shin-Nihonbashi Train Station are directly connected to the hotel. This hotel has been awarded the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2016 and Certificate of Excellence 2016. Rooms at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo pair wide windows with chic design inspired by Japanese aesthetics. A full range of modern amenities are offered, including a satellite flat-screen TV. All rooms boast a sofa, seating area and desk, while bathrooms have a large bathtub and separate shower. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Tokyo Stock Exchange and an 8-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station. Ginza area is a 5-minute subway ride and the Imperial Palace is a 3-minute subway ride away. Akihabara Electric Town and the popular Tsukiji Fish Market are both within a 10-minute drive or taxi ride from the property. Guests can work out to city views at the 38th-floor fitness room, or relax in the hot tub or sauna. The spa offers exclusive Asian and Western-fusion treatments in a tranquil setting. The hotelfs concierge helps with sightseeing. Among the hotelfs 9 dining options is Sushi Shin by Miyakawa, offering edomae-style sushi and skyline views. Cantonese and French cuisines also tempt the tongue. Mandarin Bar pours cool cocktails. The Michelin starred Tapas Molecular Bar is open for both lunch and dinner.
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    • Hotel K5
      Luxury
      Just a 5-minute walk from Nihombashi Station, Hotel K5 offers accommodation in a renovated historical building that is built in 1924. The hotel provides restaurants, cafes and room service. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a seating area, desk, soundproofing and private bathroom. A record player with vinyl record collection is featured in each room. For guests' comfort, Hotel K5 provides a minibar, complimentary toiletries, slippers and pajamas. Some suites include a dining area, seating area and stand-alone bathtub. The 24-hour front desk offers concierge service and free luggage storage.
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    • Hamacho Hotel Tokyo
      Mid-range
      Featuring a bar, Hamacho Hotel Tokyo is set in Tokyo in the Tokyo-to region, 400 metres from Masago Monument and 600 metres from Site of Mutsu Munemitsu Residence. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi. The hotel features family rooms. At the hotel, each room includes a wardrobe. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a bidet and slippers, the units at Hamacho Hotel Tokyo have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and selected rooms will provide you with a balcony. At the accommodation all rooms come with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near Hamacho Hotel Tokyo include Revival Monument of Japanese Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hamacho Park and Amazake Yokocho Shopping Street. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 28 km from the hotel.
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    • CITAN Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Located in Tokyo, 600 metres from Suginomori Shrine, CITAN Hostel provides air-conditioned rooms and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. The accommodation offers nightclub and luggage storage space. The shared bathroom is equipped with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. CITAN Hostel offers a terrace. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Jisshi Park, Revival Monument of Japanese Traditional Chinese Medicine and Takarada Ebisu Shrine. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 28 km from CITAN Hostel.
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    • Hotel Yaenomidori Tokyo
      Luxury
      Boasting a restaurant, bar, garden and free WiFi, Hotel Yaenomidori Tokyo is situated in Tokyo, 300 metres from Yasube Taketsune Horibe Monument and 400 metres from Kyoka Square. Popular points of interest nearby include National Film Archive of Japan, Teppozu Inari Shrine and Kyobashi Edogrand. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage for guests. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Hotel Yaenomidori Tokyo rooms include bed linen and towels. The accommodation offers a buffet or Asian breakfast. Popular points of interest near Hotel Yaenomidori Tokyo include War Disaster Memorial Service Monument, Tokyo Shoken Building Inc. And Sakuragawa Monument. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 26 km from the hotel.
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    • Mitsui Garden Hotel Nihonbashi Premier
      Luxury
      Open from September 2018, located within a 11-minute walk from Tokyo Station Nihonbashi Exit and 1.9 km of Japan Imperial Palace, Mitsui Garden Hotel Nihonbashi Premier features accommodation with a bar. The property is directly connected to Shin-Nihombashi Station and Mitsukoshimae Station. All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. The units will provide guests with a fridge. The front desk is located on the 9th floor. Guests can relax in the public bath. Guests can reach Shibuya and Shinjuku in 30 minutes by train. Yasukuni Shrine is 2.8 km from Mitsui Garden Hotel Nihonbashi Premier. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 15 km from the accommodation.
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    • hostel DEN
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Tokyo, Hostel DEN is a 19-minute walk from Marunouchi Building. All rooms feature a kitchen and a shared bathroom. Free WiFi is available. There is a prayer room at this accommodation. A complimentary Smartphone is provided in each room at hostel DEN. Edo Tokyo Museum is 1.8 km from the hostel. Tokyo Haneda International Airport is 15 km from the property.
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    • MIMARU TOKYO NIHOMBASHI SUITENGUMAE
      Luxury
      Located within 2 km of Edo Tokyo Museum and 2 km of Marunouchi Building, MIMARU Tokyo Nihombashi Suitengumae offers free WiFi throughout the property. The units at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. All rooms have a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Guest rooms feature a seating area. This hotel offers luggage storage space and a coin launderette. The property is situated 2.3 km from Kachidoki Bridge and 3 km from Japan Imperial Palace. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 14 km from the property.
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