Duration 90 minutes, self-guided

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Everlasting Edo: A Guide To Nihonbashi’s History
Unearth the best of Tokyo’s oldest district; from Kimonos to crafts & traditional snacks

Photo by Hello! Tokyo Tours

During the Edo Period (1603 to 1868) Nihonbashi was at the center of all trade and commerce. It was home to the most powerful people in all of Japan. This sightseeing tour of Tokyo will transport you back to a time when Samurai and Shogun walked these streets.

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“Sudden Shower on Nihonbashi”, by Utagawa Hiroshige. | Photo by Public Domain

Follow in their footsteps and discover the best of Tokyo’s living history. This district is packed with age-old snack shops and traditional Japanese crafts. Yes they are still standing, hundreds of year later! Nihonbashi is Tokyo’s best kept secret, a treasure trove of a district overflowing with cultural and historical gems.

Important note

Best time: Monday to Saturday, between 10.30am and 6pm.

On Sundays and public holidays several of our recommended stopping points are closed.

Please avoid taking this tour over the New Years holiday (Dec 31-Jan 3) and Obon holiday in August as most of the stopping points will be closed.

The medicine museum is closed on Mondays.

Ibasen fan shop is additionally closed on Saturdays.

What do I need to bring?

Bring your own headphones or earbuds.