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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

Nihombashi Ebisu-ko Bettara-ichi

Nihombashi Ebisu-ko Bettara-ichi

Oct 19th - Oct 20th

The Nihombashi Ebisu-ko Bettara-ichi is a seasonal festival on October 19 and 20 around Odenma-cho, Chuoku. The fair started in..

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Hibiya Cinema Festival

Hibiya Cinema Festival

Oct 22nd - Oct 29th

Now in its 4th year, the Hibiya Cinema Festival aims to be an event where people can enjoy the wonder of movies from different perspectives...

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Kohei Kyomori Solo Exhibition

Kohei Kyomori Solo Exhibition

Oct 8th - Oct 30th

From October 8th until October 30th, Ginza's Whitestone Gallery will be hosting a solo exhibition of works from contemporary..

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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..

Places to stay in Chuo

Latest Chuo Reports

Vegan Ramen Uzu Tokyo

Vegan Ramen Uzu Tokyo

Kim

A new addition to Tokyo's vegan eating scene is Vegan Ramen Uzu Tokyo, which is located within the TeamLab Planets digital art..

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Shinbashi Enbujo Theater

Shinbashi Enbujo Theater

Kim

Japan has a rich history in the performing arts field, and the Shinbashi Enbujo Theater hosts traditional artforms like Kabuki,..

Taiwan Karaage

Taiwan Karaage

Sherilyn Siy

Taiwan Karaage dishes out one of the most popular soul foods in Taiwan's night market called Zajipai. Crispy on the outsid..

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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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