Free Buss(Metrolink Nihonbashi)
Starting from Tokyo Station Yaesu exit to Nihonbashi and Kyobashi
Near 1-1 Nihonbashi
A symbol of the Edo Period, the Nihonbashi Bridge was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu,
founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, in 1603. The current Renaissance-style stone
bridge was constructed in 1911, and designated as an important cultural asset
by the government in 1999-the first time for a bridge still in use. The zero marker
copper plate embedded at the center of the bridge indicates that it serves as
the starting point of the national roads.
of Japan Head Office
Japan's central bank, which began operations in 1882. The magnificent building
is well known as a masterpiece of authentic Western-style architecture built during
the Meiji Era, and has been designated as an important cultural asset by the government.
Museum of Coinage and Currency
2-1 Nihonbashi-Hongokucho, within
the Bank of Japan Annex Tel. 3277-3037
A very informative museum where visitors can learn everything
related to money. In addition to introducing the history of money in Japan from
ancient times to the birth of the yen, the museum also showcases coins and notes
of countries throughout the world as well as unique monies.
1-12-10 Nihonbashi Tel.3275-2704
This unique museum displays about 3,000 kites collected from various places around
Japan as well as from all over the world.
Important National Cultural Assests
7th floor, Mitsui Main Bldg., Nihonbashi-muromachi 2-1-1
Tel. 03 (5777) 8600
A new style of museum combining its own architectural merits with the outstanding
artworks on display.
Bridgestone Museum of Art
1-10-1 Kyobashi Tel.3563-0241
An outstanding art museum displaying artworks of a wide range of genres including
ancient Western art objects and modern paintings.
3-5-1 Kyobashi Tel. 3561-8251
This museum displays various materials showing the history and
activities of the Metropolitan Police.
INAX Archi-Plaza 2F, 3-6-8 Kyobashi
A gallery holding theme exhibitions related to architecture and design, as well
as temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.
National Film Center, the National Museum of Modern Art,
3-7-6 Kyobashi Tel. 3561-0823
The National Film Center collects domestic and overseas movies and exhibits materials
related to movies. It also plans and holds movie shows.