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Nihonbashi Bridge

[Social Infrastructure] [Bridge]

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6.0/10.0)

△ Enjoyable
◎ Beautiful
△ Relaxing
◎ Unique
○ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to imagine the five main express way in Edo period
2: to see the bridge that is selected as national important cultural property

Center of transportation with Japanese Starting Milestone

If you visit Nihonbashi Bridge, you can see Japanese Starting Milestone as the center of transportation.

It is a stone bridge over Nihonbashi River that is separeted from Kandagawa River and is merged with Sumidagawa River. It is selected as Important Cultural Property of Japan.

Historically, it was the starting milestone of five main expressway in Edo period (1603-1867). It has played an important role as the center of Tokyo. It is unique that metropolitan expressway is over Nihonbashi Bridge, while there are various views.

Nihonbashi area has been developing. There are long-established shops such as Mitsukoshi Department Store and the latest commercial complex facilities such as Koredo Nihonbashi. It is also possible to ride on a sightseeing boat from Nihonbashi boat stop to Sumida River through Nihonbashi River.

It is drawn in various kinds of Ukiyo-e. Also, it is possible to cross the replicated Nihonbashi Bridge in Edo period at Edo-Tokyo Museum. It is interesting that it is a wooden bridge.

The first Nihonbashi Bridge was constructed in 1603. The present Nihonbashi Bridge was built in 1911.

It is a small national bridge at commercial area in Nihonbashi, Chuo City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Nihonbashi station.

Event Information

"The 45th Nihonbashi, Kyobashi Festival Welcome Parade"
October 22, 2017 (Sunday)

"Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Countdown Event: Everyone's Tokyo 2020 1000 Days to Go!"
October 28, 2017 (Saturday)

Finished Event Information

"The 22nd Famous Bridge of Spring Nihonbashi Festival"
April 5, 2015 (Sunday)

"The 43rd Nihonbashi, Kyobashi Festival Welcome Parade"
October 25, 2015 (Sunday)

"The 23rd Famous Bridge of Spring Nihonbashi Festival"
April 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"Nihonnabshi Environmental Event: Famous Bridge Nihonbashi -Nihonbashi Bridge Washing-"
July 24, 2016 (Sunday)

"Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Japanese National Team Joint Parade"
October 7, 2016 (Friday)

"The 44th Nihonbashi, Kyobashi Festival Welcome Parade"
October 23, 2016 (Sunday)

January 3, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Tokyo Marathon 2017"
February 26, 2017 (Sunday)
*Marathon Course: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Start) ~ Iidabashi ~ Kanda ~ Nihonbashi ~Asakusa Kaminari-mon ~ Ryogoku ~ Monzen-nakacho ~ Ginza ~ Takanawa ~ Hibiya ~ In front of Tokyo Station ・ Gyoko-dori (Finish)

"The 24th Famous Bridge of Spring Nihonbashi Festival"
April 9, 2017 (Sunday)

"Nihonnabshi Environmental Event: Famous Bridge Nihonbashi -Nihonbashi Bridge Washing-"
July 23, 2017 (Sunday)

"Italy-Japan Friendship Rally La Festa Mille Miglia 2017 20th Anniversary Celebration"
October 16, 2017 (Monday)

Necessary Time
It depends on purposes.

Opening Hour
It opens all day.

Closed Day
It opens every day.

Admissions Fee
It is free.

It takes about 2 minutes from Nihonbashi Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Nihonbashi Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Tozai Line)
◎ Nihonbashi Station (Toei Subway: Asakusa Line)
◎ Mitsukoshi-Mae Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
◎ With Children

Name in English
Nihonbashi Bridge

Name in Roman Letters

Name in Japanese

1-1 Saki, Nihonbashi, Chuo City, Tokyo, 103-0027, Japan

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