In Japan, even the humble kite can be an art form. There are 300 or so kites in this small but fascinating museum, including brilliantly...
Mitsui Memorial Museum
Stately wood panelling surrounds a small collection of traditional Japanese art and artefacts, including ceramics, paintings, and nō ...
Tokyo Stock Exchange
The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has been operating since 1878, and today it is the world’s second-largest capital market after the New...
National Film Center
Screens two or three Japanese movies a day at bargain basement prices.
It may be in the lofty confines of Marubiru, but this friendly, workmanlike sushi shop feels like Tsukiji. Single serves are pretty...
Even with the bronze lions guarding it, you could be forgiven for walking right past this granite bridge under an expressway, where Chūō-dōri meets the river Nihombashi-gawa. Still, it bears mention for its historic significance. Nihombashi (Japan Bridge) was the point from which all distances were measured during the Edo period, and the beginning of the great trunk roads (the Tōkaidō, the Nikkō Kaidō etc) that took daimyō (feudal lords) between Edo and their home provinces. To see a replica of the original wooden bridge, visit the Edo-Tokyo Museum.