The Best Things to Do and See in Chuo, Tokyo

Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku | © Manish Prabhune/Flickr
Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku | © Manish Prabhune/Flickr
Photo of Alicia Joy
Tokyo Writer5 June 2017

Explore Tokyo‘s Chuo Ward and discover the top attractions, from museums and historical landmarks to temples and shopping.

Tsukiji Hongan-ji

Buddhist Temple, Shrine
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Tsukiji Hongan-ji, Buddhist temple in Chuo
Tsukiji Hongan-ji, Buddhist temple in Chuo | © Wei-Te Wong/Flickr
The Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple was once known as the Edo-Asakusa Gobo and was located in Asakusa (1617). It was razed by fire, moved to Tsukiji, but crumbled once again under during the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. The current temple building is a strikingly unique piece of architecture, and was finished in the 1930s.

Nihonbashi/Edo Bridge

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Nihonbashi (Japan Bridge)
Nihonbashi (Japan Bridge) | © Aimaimyi/WikiCommons
Known as Nihonbashi (Japan Bridge, after which the district is named) or Edo Bridge, it was built in 1911, replacing a wooden one that dated back to the 17th century. During Japan’s economic bubble of the 1980s, a modern highway bridge was built over Edo Bridge. The old bridge is now a historical landmark of the Nihonbashi district.

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