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Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
(日本橋, " Japan
Japan
Bridge") is a business district of Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
Japan
which grew up around the bridge of the same name which has linked two sides of the Nihonbashi River
Nihonbashi River
at this site since the 17th century. The first wooden bridge was completed in 1603. The current bridge, designed by Tsumaki Yorinaka
Tsumaki Yorinaka
and constructed of stone on a steel frame, dates from 1911.[1] The district covers a large area to the north and east of the bridge, reaching Akihabara
Akihabara
to the north and the Sumida River
Sumida River
to the east. Ōtemachi
Ōtemachi
is to the west and Yaesu and Ginza
Ginza
to the south.

Contents

1 History 2 Places in Nihonbashi 3 Companies based in Nihonbashi 4 Organizations based in Nihonbashi 5 Railway and subway stations

5.1 Subway stations 5.2 Railway stations

6 Neighboring post towns 7 Notes 8 External links

History[edit]

Ukiyo-e
Ukiyo-e
print of Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
by Hiroshige
Hiroshige
(The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō)

Ukiyo-e
Ukiyo-e
print of Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
by Keisai Eisen
Keisai Eisen
(The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō)

Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
in 1946

Kirin at the Nihonbashi

The Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
district was a major mercantile center during the Edo period: its early development is largely credited to the Mitsui family, who based their wholesaling business in Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
and developed Japan's first department store, Mitsukoshi, there. The Edo-era fish market formerly in Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
was the predecessor of today's Tsukiji
Tsukiji
fish market. In later years, Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
emerged as Tokyo's (and Japan's) predominant financial district. The Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
bridge first became famous during the 17th century, when it was the eastern terminus of the Nakasendō
Nakasendō
and the Tōkaidō, roads which ran between Edo
Edo
and Kyoto. During this time, it was known as Edobashi, or " Edo
Edo
Bridge." In the Meiji era, the wooden bridge was replaced by a larger stone bridge, which still stands today (a replica of the old bridge has been exhibited at the Edo- Tokyo
Tokyo
Museum). It is the point from which all distances are measured to the capital; highway signs indicating the distance to Tokyo
Tokyo
actually state the number of kilometers to Nihonbashi. The area surrounding the bridge was burned to the ground during the massive March 9-10, 1945 bombing of Tokyo, considered the single largest air raid in history. Despite careful maintenance and restoration, one area of the bridge still has scars burned into the stone from an incendiary bomb. It is one of the few traces left from the fire bombing that leveled most of Tokyo. Shortly before the 1964 Summer Olympics, an expressway was built over the Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
bridge, obscuring the classic view of Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji
from the bridge.[2] In recent years, local citizens have petitioned the government to move this expressway underground. This plan was endorsed by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
Junichiro Koizumi
in 2005, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced in 2017 that they would begin a detailed study of the project, with a goal of beginning construction following the 2020 Summer Olympics
2020 Summer Olympics
in Tokyo.[3] If implemented, the construction costs are expected to total ¥500 billion (about US$4+ billion).[citation needed] Places in Nihonbashi[edit]

Bank of Japan

Mitsukoshi
Mitsukoshi
Department Store

Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
Mitsui Tower

Bank of Japan Mitsukoshi
Mitsukoshi
and Takashimaya
Takashimaya
department stores COREDO NIHONBASHI (ja) Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
Mitsui Tower

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
Tokyo
(ja)

Tokyo
Tokyo
Stock Exchange Kilometre Zero
Kilometre Zero
for entire Japan

Companies based in Nihonbashi[edit] Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
(日本橋)

Akebono Brake Industry[4] Bank of America
Bank of America
Merrill Lynch
Merrill Lynch
Japan HSBC
HSBC
Japan KOSÉ[5] Maruzen Nisshinbo Holdings[6] Nomura Holdings[7] Takashimaya Takeda Pharmaceutical Company[8][9] Ippon Doll Works

Hakozakicho (箱崎町)

IBM
IBM
Japan
Japan
- IBM
IBM
Hakozaki Facility

Honcho (本町)

Daiichi-Sankyo[10]

Muromachi (室町)

Mitsui Fudosan[11] Mitsukoshi Sembikiya Shinsei Bank[12]

In the late 1990s GeoCities Japan
Japan
was headquartered in the Nihonbashi Hakozaki Building in Hakozakicho.[13] At one time Creatures Inc.
Creatures Inc.
had its headquarters in the Kawasakiteitoku Building (川崎定徳ビル, Kawasakiteitoku Biru) in Nihonbashi.[14] Organizations based in Nihonbashi[edit]

Japan-India Association

Railway and subway stations[edit] Subway stations[edit]

Bakuro-yokoyama Station
Bakuro-yokoyama Station
(馬喰横山駅) - Toei Shinjuku Line
Toei Shinjuku Line
(S-09) Hamachō Station
Hamachō Station
(浜町駅) - Toei Shinjuku Line
Toei Shinjuku Line
(S-10) Higashi-nihombashi Station
Higashi-nihombashi Station
(東日本橋駅) - Toei Asakusa
Asakusa
Line (A-15) Kayabachō Station
Kayabachō Station
(茅場町駅) - Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Hibiya
Hibiya
Line (H-12), Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Tōzai Line (T-11) Kodemmachō Station
Kodemmachō Station
(小伝馬町駅) - Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Hibiya
Hibiya
Line (H-14) Mitsukoshimae Station
Mitsukoshimae Station
(三越前駅) - Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Ginza
Ginza
Line (G-12), Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Hanzōmon Line (Z-09) Nihombashi Station
Nihombashi Station
(日本橋駅) - Toei Asakusa Line
Toei Asakusa Line
(A-13), Tokyo Metro Ginza
Ginza
Line (G-11), Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Tōzai Line (T-10) Ningyōchō Station
Ningyōchō Station
(人形町駅) - Toei Asakusa Line
Toei Asakusa Line
(A-14), Tokyo Metro Hibiya
Hibiya
Line (H-13) Suitengūmae Station
Suitengūmae Station
(水天宮前駅) - Tokyo
Tokyo
Metro Hanzōmon Line (Z-10)

Railway stations[edit]

Bakurochō Station
Bakurochō Station
(馬喰町駅) - JR Sōbu Line (Rapid) Shin- Nihombashi Station
Nihombashi Station
(新日本橋駅) - JR Sōbu Line (Rapid)

Neighboring post towns[edit] As the starting point for the five routes of the Edo
Edo
period, Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
provided easy access to many parts throughout ancient Japan.

Tōkaidō (connecting Edo
Edo
to Kyoto, staying near the coast)

Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
(starting location) - Shinagawa-juku

Nakasendō
Nakasendō
(connecting Edo
Edo
to Kyoto, going through the mountains)

Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
(starting location) - Itabashi-juku

Kōshū Kaidō
Kōshū Kaidō
(connecting Edo
Edo
to Kai Province
Kai Province
(modern-day Yamanashi Prefecture))

Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
(starting location) - Naitō Shinjuku

Ōshū Kaidō
Ōshū Kaidō
(connecting Edo
Edo
to Mutsu Province
Mutsu Province
(modern-day Fukushima Prefecture))

Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
(starting location) - Hakutaku-juku

Nikkō Kaidō
Nikkō Kaidō
(connecting Edo
Edo
with Nikkō)

Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
(starting location) - Senju-juku

Notes[edit]

^ Guide Map/ Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
Archived 2008-03-15 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Whiting, Robert, "Negative impact of 1964 Olympics profound", Japan Times, 24 October 2014, p. 14 ^ "東京・日本橋、首都高を地下に 国交省と都が協議". 日本経済新聞 電子版 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-07-21.  ^ "Corporate Profile." Akebono Brake Industry. Retrieved on February 15, 2017. ^ "Corporate Profile." KOSÉ. Retrieved on February 12, 2017. ^ "Corporate Profile." Nisshinbo Holdings. Retrieved on February 13, 2017. ^ "Company Outline." Nomura Holdings. Retrieved on February 15, 2017. ^ "FAQ." Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. Retrieved on February 2, 2011. "Q : Where is Takeda located? A : [...] and the Tokyo
Tokyo
Head Office is located in Tokyo, Japan." ^ "Overview." Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. Retrieved on February 2, 2011. " Tokyo
Tokyo
Head Office 12-10, Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi
2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8668" ^ "Company Information." Daiichi-Sankyo. Retrieved on February 15, 2017. ^ "Corporate Data." Mitsui Fudosan. Retrieved on February 15, 2017. ^ "Company Profile." Shinsei Bank. Retrieved on February 15, 2017. ^ "スタッフ募集." GeoCities Japan. February 21, 1999. Retrieved on April 30, 2009. ^ "Welcome to Creatures Inc." Creatures Inc.
Creatures Inc.
Retrieved on October 4, 2010. "東京都中央区日本橋3-2-5川崎定徳ビル別館5F."

External links[edit]

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Original 15 wards of Tokyo
Tokyo
(1889)

Akasaka Asakusa Azabu Fukagawa Hongō Honjo Kanda Koishikawa Kōjimachi Kyōbashi Nihonbashi Shiba Shitaya Ushigome Yotsuya

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Neighborhoods of Tokyo

Akasaka Akihabara Aobadai Aomi Aoyama Ariake Asagaya Asakusa Asakusabashi Azabu Awajichō Daikanyama Den-en-chōfu Ebisu Ebisuminami Futako Tamagawa Ginza Gotanda Hamamatsuchō Harajuku Hibiya Higashi Higashi-Kanda Hongō Ichigaya Iidabashi Ikebukuro Iwamotochō Jiyūgaoka Jinbōchō Jūjō Kabukichō Kagurazaka Kajichō Kamata Kami-ikebukuro Kanda Kasumigaseki Kichijōji Komaba Koishikawa Kugayama Kudankita Kyōbashi Kōenji Kōjimachi Marunouchi Mejiro Mita Meguro-Mita Muromachi Nagatachō Nakameguro Nishigotanda Nishiogikubo Nihonbashi Nishioizumi Nishioizumimachi Nishi-Shinjuku Nishikichō Ochanomizu Odaiba Ogawamachi Ogikubo Ōizumigakuenchō Ōmori Omotesandō Osaki Ōtemachi Roppongi Ryōgoku San'ya Sendagaya Shiba Shibaura Shibuya Shimokitazawa Shinbashi Shinjuku Shinjuku ni-chōme Shinonome Shiodome Shirokane Shirokanedai Shoto Sudachō Sugamo Surugadai Takadanobaba Takanawa Tamachi Tateishi Tatsumi Toyosu Tsukiji Tsukishima Uchi-Kanda Uchisaiwaichō Ueno Wakasu Yaesu Yanaka Yayoi Yōga Yotsuya Yoyogi Yūrakuchō Zōshigaya

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Stations of the Tōkaidō

Musashi

Nihonbashi Shinagawa Kawasaki Kanagawa Hodogaya

Sagami

Totsuka Fujisawa Hiratsuka Ōiso Odawara Hakone

Izu

Mishima

Suruga

Numazu Hara-juku Yoshiwara Kanbara Yui Okitsu Ejiri Fuchū Mariko Okabe Fujieda Shimada

Tōtōmi

Kanaya Nissaka Kakegawa Fukuroi Mitsuke Hamamatsu Maisaka Arai Shirasuka

Mikawa

Futagawa Yoshida Goyu Akasaka Fujikawa Okazaki Chiryū

Owari

Narumi Miya

Ise

Kuwana Yokkaichi Ishiyakushi Shōno Kameyama Seki Sakashita

Ōmi

Tsuchiyama Minakuchi Ishibe Kusatsu Ōtsu

Yamashiro

Sanjō Ōhashi

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Stations of the Nakasendō

Musashi

Nihonbashi Itabashi Warabi Urawa Ōmiya Ageo Okegawa Kōnosu Fukiage (ai no shuku) Kumagai Fukaya Honjō

Kōzuke

Shinmachi Kuragano (intersects with Nikkō Reiheishi Kaidō) Takasaki Itahana Annaka Matsuida Sakamoto

Shinano

Karuisawa Kutsukake Oiwake Otai Iwamurada Shionada Yawata Mochizuki Motai (ai no shuku) Ashida Nagakubo Wada Shimosuwa (intersects with Kōshū Kaidō) Shiojiri (intersects with Shio no Michi) Seba Motoyama Niekawa Narai Yabuhara Miyanokoshi Fukushima Agematsu Suhara Nojiri Midono Tsumago

Mino

Magome Ochiai Nakatsugawa Ōi Ōkute Hosokute Mitake Fushimi Ōta Unuma Shinkanō (ai no shuku) Kanō Gōdo Mieji Akasaka Tarui Sekigahara Imasu

Ōmi

Kashiwabara Samegai Banba Toriimoto Takamiya Echigawa Musa Moriyama (merges with Tōkaidō to Sanjō Ōhashi) Kusatsu Ōtsu

Yamashiro

Sanjō Ōhashi

Coordinates: 35°41′02″N 139°46′28″E / 35.68389°N 139.77444°E / 35.68389; 139.77444

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 25847

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