Nihonbashi (日本橋) was Japanese economic and cultural center in the Edo period, and it is now the financial district of Tokyo. This city has a number of historic buildings from various periods, so it is one of good places for walking around Tokyo. It takes about five minutes from Ginza by Ginza subway line.
The place’s name originate from this bridge, “Nihon-bashi.” Nihon means Japan, and bashi means bridge. This beautiful bridge is now covered with metropolitan highway…What a shame!
One of the oldest department stores, Mitsukoshi (三越), and beyond it is Mitsui Honkan (三井本館). I think that this street looks like New York City.
Behind the Mitsui Honkan, there is Bank of Japan (日本銀行). This building is also elegant.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Mitsui Tower is next door to Mitsui Honkan.
Now an event themed goldfishes “Art Aquarium” is being held at this building in Nihonbashi.
Colorful goldfishes remind us lively Edo culture.
This event is being held until September 24.