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Chuo

Central Tokyo covering Nihonbashi, Kyobashi and Tsukishima

About Chuo
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Things to do in Chuo

Upcoming Chuo Events

Noh Kyogen 'Kimetsu no Yaiba'

Noh Kyogen 'Kimetsu no Yaiba'

Jul 26th - Jul 31st

The hugely successful anime and manga series, Demon Slayer, will be adapted into a traditional Noh Play and and will portray p..

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Shinbashi Koichi Festival

Shinbashi Koichi Festival

Mid Sep

Shinbashi Koichi Festival in Tokyo, an annual summer party with delicious food, drinks, drumming and dancing. Not to mention a Yukata..

Free

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Where to eat in Chuo

Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro

Ignatius Koh

Sukiyabashi Jiro is a Michelin 3-star sushi restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo that is famous worldwide for its delicious sushi made by..

Kimuraya Bakery, Ginza

Kimuraya Bakery, Ginza

Peter Lin

Kimuraya bakery in Ginza is the birthplace of anpan and reportedly the oldest and first Western style bakery in Japan.

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Places to stay in Chuo

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Tokyo's Top 5 Sakura Spots

Tokyo's Top 5 Sakura Spots

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Sakura season is one of the most popular times of year to visit Japan, and the season is so revered that a list of 100 Top Cherry..

Unique Ema Across Tokyo

Unique Ema Across Tokyo

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Visit a temple or shrine in Japan, and you'll typically see a bunch of ema – wooden plaques which are used to write prayer..

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About Chuo

Chuo City, located in the heart of Tokyo, is a lively ward that seamlessly balances modernization and tradition. Chuo’s business district, Nihonbashi, is filled with towering skyscrapers, expensive real estate, and corporate powerhouses, like the Bank of Japan and Tokyo Stock Exchange. Parallel to this hustle and bustle, you can find centuries-old roots that live on in the ward’s historical architecture and charm.

Given its prestigious setting, it is no surprise that Chuo is home to some of the best shopping spots in Tokyo, and even Japan. Easily, Chuo’s most popular shopping district is Ginza. Visit this shopper’s paradise and peruse high-end department stores and boutiques, dine at fancy restaurants, sip coffee at cafes, admire art galleries, and dance the night away at night clubs. For a more down to Earth shopping experience, hop over to Nihonbashi and visit Amazake Yokocho. This small shopping strip exudes an old-time atmosphere with its collection of traditional Japanese snack vendors, restaurants, and quaint boutiques.

Interested in more shopping? Check out the Tsukiji area, formerly one of Japan’s largest fish markets before operations were moved to Toyosu! It's just a few steps away from the Sumida River, which is a wonderful place to unwind with a waterside stroll. Across from Sumida River is the waterfront neighborhood, Tsukishima, which is known for its monja-yaki, a local delicacy similar to okonomiyaki.

Despite Chuo’s modernization and high-class presence, it also maintains its history and traditions. Take a break from materialism and take a walk through Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple, relax in the traditional Japanese gardens of Hamarikyu Gardens, and appreciate the Edo period style of Nihonbashi bridge. For a more lively cultural experience, visit the Kabuki-za kabuki theater and enjoy a traditional performance.

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