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Last updated March 22, 2019

6. Ningyocho, Kodemmacho

Experience the traditional handicrafts and mood of Edo

6. Ningyocho, Kodemmacho

Experience the living traditional handicrafts in the vicinity of Ningyocho and Kodemmacho in which the mood of O-Edo Nihombashi still remains. Enjoy walking through the streets of Amazake-yokocho and see techniques continued from the Edo period in the "Edo-ya's collection of traditional natural-fiber handmade brushes", "Ozu Museum" or the Chuo City accredited "Chuo City Machikado Museum".

  • Metropolitan center and sub-center
  • Culture/history
  • Downtown

Route

Select a spot to see details such as tourist information and barrier-free information.

  1. Start Toei SubwayHamacho station[Exit A2]

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 150 meters

  2. Spot1 Amazake-yokocho

    About 6 minutes on foot foot About 360 meters Travel Tips

  3. Spot2 Karakuri clock

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 140 meters

  4. Station Tokyo MetroNingyocho station[A6 exit]

    About 4 minutes by train Train 1st stop

  5. Station Tokyo MetroKodemmacho station[Elevator entrance and exit]

    About 6 minutes on foot foot About 310 meters

  6. Spot3 Edo-ya's collection of traditional natural-fiber handmade brushes(Edoya)

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 190 meters Travel Tips

  7. Spot4 Ozu Museum (Ozu washi)

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 390 meters

  8. Goal Tokyo MetroKodemmacho station[Elevator entrance and exit]
  • Information used in the creation of this website was current as of January 2019
  • Indicated route travel times are calculated based on a speed of about 60 meters/minute

Route Details

There is also useful information for the actual visit of a spot such as the time required, details on restrooms, and travel time between spots.

Explanation of PictogramsNote Items are indicated in dark blue if applicable.

There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
Wheelchair-accessible restroom (located within the ticket gates at train and subway stations unless noted otherwise)
There are nursing areas
Nursing area (with diaper-changing table, unless noted otherwise)
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Osotomate-friendly facility
Osotomate-friendly facility
Parking for the impaired
Parking for the impaired
Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
Explanations, etc. available through tactile maps or in Braille
START!
  1. Start Toei Subway Hamacho station [Exit A2]

    Start at Toei Subway Hamacho station [Exit A2].
    For station details, refer to the Toei Subway website operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation.

    Toei Subway website operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation

  2. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 150 meters Travel Tips The A2 Exit elevator comes out at the pedestrian street on Meijiza-Dori, so continue on to Amazake-Yokocho.

  3. Spot1 Amazake-yokocho About 20 minutes

    Amazake-yokocho

    The 400-meter-long street of Amazake-yokocho runs from the “Amazake yokocho” intersection to Meijiza. Derived from the Amazake store at the entrance to Yokocho at the beginning of the Edo period, the street is still lined with Sake stores and Japanese sweet stores. There are many tasty treats to choose from, such as hand-made tofu, roasted green tea, rice crackers and egg rolls. The Kimono and Japanese accessory stores are also popular. Please enjoy walking around the vibrant local streets.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are no steps so wheelchair users can move freely. Be careful when moving through crowds at weekends or national holidays.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3666-7662
    Address
    2, Nihombashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    Varies by shop
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop
    Official Website
    http://amazakeyokocho.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    staff

    There are many long-established and famous old-fashioned stores. Walk through this new, yet strangely familiar rich and vibrant atmosphere.

  4. About 6 minutes on foot foot About 360 meters

  5. Spot2 Karakuri clock About 10 minutes

    Karakuri clock

    On the Ningyocho shopping street, the Karakuri clock remains as a facade of the Edo period. There is a 6.5-meter-tall Edo Rakugo themed tower towards Suitengu Shrine and a 7.55-meter-tall fire fighting theme tower towards the Ningyocho intersection. Between 11:00 and 19:00 everyday, there is a 2 - 3 minute clockwork display on the hour. Pedestrians can enjoy the Edo style performance.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    They are pavement installations so be careful of pedestrians and bicycles.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    Around 1-17, Nihombashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    11:00-19:00
    Closed days
    None

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    staff

    Please visit both towers.

  6. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 140 meters Travel Tips Take the A6 exit elevator to platform 2 (for Kodemmacho), or the A3 exit elevator to platform 1 (for Nakameguro), down to the ticket gates.

    Tokyo Metro Ningyocho station [A6 exit]

    About 4 minutes by train Train 1st stop

    Tokyo Metro Kodemmacho station [Elevator Exit]

    About 6 minutes on foot foot About 310 meters

  7. Spot3 Edo-ya’s collection of traditional natural-fiber handmade brushes (Edoya) About 15 minutes

    Edo-ya’s collection of traditional natural-fiber handmade brushes (Edoya)

    A long-established store, appointed as the brush maker to the shogunate during the rule of Tokugawa Ietsugu, the 7th Shogun. Then in the Edo period after the Shogunate, it has continued as a traditional brush maker. Each and every brush is made to an exacting standard under the motto "made from the user’s viewpoint". There are many brushes to meet one’s requirements including clothes brushes, shoe brushes, hair brushes, tooth brushes and many others. The traditional techniques used to make the brushes give them a luxurious feel which is why they remain popular.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are stairs into the store and the inside is narrow, but browsing is possible.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3664-5671
    Address
    2-16, Nihombashi Odemmacho, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:00-17:00
    Closed days
    Saturday, Sunday, national holiday
    Official Website
    http://nihonbashi-edoya.co.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    staff

    Please come and look at our range of traditional specialist brushes from the Edo period.

  8. About 4 minutes on foot foot About 190 meters

  9. Spot4 Ozu Museum (Ozu washi) About 1 hour 30 minutes

    Ozu Museum (Ozu washi)

    In November 2014, the traditional paper making techniques of Hon-minoshi, Sekishu-Banshi and Hosokawa-shi were registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. This handmade paper manufacturing technique has a 1400 year history and is highly valued around the world. Ozu Japanese paper, which is widely used for artwork, calligraphy, sculptures, interiors etc., is central to the handmade paper techniques of Japan. Familiar thin paper for cultural asset restoration, backing paper or covering is on sale, and we provide consultation on frames and shafts. In store, there is the Ozu Museum that hosts exhibitions, regardless of genre, as well as the Ozu cultural Classes and Ozu Museum. The Ozu museum displays the hisotical presence of Ozu and paper that has enriched peoples lives since the start of operations in 1653. The 1000 historic documents registered as Tokyo Chou-ku residence tangible cultural assets are masterpieces. The Ozu culture classroom offers over 80 classes ragning from calligraphy, watercolours, collages, to pressed flowers.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are 3 steps to the main entrance, however there is also a slope at the north entrance. A slope was installed to eliminate the steps in front of the elevator allowing wheelchair users to shop in the store. Use the elevator to access the 2nd and 3rd floors.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom (with Ostomate facilities) on the 1st floor at Jisshi Square.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3662-1184
    Address
    Ozu Honkan Bldg. 3-6-2, Nihombashi Honcho, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    Make 1 sheet of A4 handmade paper for \500 (Requires 1 hour)
    *be there 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.
    Hours
    10:00-18:00
    Closed days
    Sunday
    Official Website
    http://www.ozuwashi.net/en/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    staff

    Experience making and processing handmade paper in this workshop. Take the paper you made home with you on the same day. Feel free to drop by at any time.

  10. About 7 minutes on foot foot About 390 meters

  11. Goal Tokyo Metro Kodemmacho station [Elevator entrance and Exit]

    Tokyo Metro Kodemmacho station [Elevator entrance and Exit] is the goal.
    For station details, refer to the Tokyo Metro website.

    Tokyo Metro website

Sightseeing spots around the area
Ningyocho and Kodemmacho

  1. Spot5 Kodenmacho Prison and Execution Ground

    Kodenmacho Prison and Execution Ground

    This display is a model recreating the interior of the Tenmacho prison.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Wheelchair users can visit. There are line and dot-like braille blocks from the road to the building entrance.

    Restroom

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom (with Ostomate facilities) on the 1st floor at Jisshi Square Annex.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3546-5346 (Resident’s culture Section and Long-life learning Division Chuo City)
    Address
    Jisshi Squar Annex, 5-19, Nihombashi Kodemmacho, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:00-20:00
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://chuoku-machikadotenjikan.jp/pdf/english.pdf

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  2. Spot6 Jisshi Park

    Jisshi Park

    This park is a memorial to the end of the Tokugawa shogunate with engravings of poems by Yoshida Shoin and is on the site of the Tenmacho Prison.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Easily accessible from Tokyo Metro Hibiya line Kodemmacho station. The park is mostly flat with wide paths.

    Restroom
    Toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom in the park

    Restroom Information

    To the right of the park entrance is a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3546-5435
    Address
    5-2, Nihombashi Kodenmacho, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  3. Spot7 Daiichi Sankyo KUSURI (Medicine) Museum

    Daiichi Sankyo KUSURI (Medicine) Museum

    Enjoy learning in the museum through displays that spark intellectual curiosity on the relationship between medicine and the body and how medicine works.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    An interactive map by the 1st floor elevator shows the layout of the museum. There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom with ostomate facilities on the 2nd floor.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 2nd floor

    Restroom Information

    There is 1 toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom and ostomate facilities on the 2nd floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-6225-1133
    Address
    3-5-1, Hihombashi Honcho, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    10:00 - 18:00 (admission until 17:30)
    Closed days
    Monday (the following weekday if the Monday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    https://kusuri-museum.com/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  4. Spot8 Ibasen Ukiyo-e Museum

    Ibasen Ukiyo-e Museum

    Ibasen has a proud 400 year history as a popular long-established maker of fans and folding fans imprinted with Ukiyo-e designs.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The store interior is flat so wheelchair users can shop and browse freely.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    Ask the staff to use the toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3664-9261
    Address
    4-1, Nihombashi Kobunacho, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    8:00- 20:00 (The store is from 10:00 - 18:00, Mon.- Fri.)
    Closed days
    Please check the Official Website.
    Official Website
    http://www.ibasen.co.jp/gallrey.html

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  5. Spot9 Dyehouse"Tora no Ori" - tiger in the cage (Hamacho Takatora)

    Dyehouse

    Sample booklets and diagrams of towels and coats that were loved by the people of Edo are on display.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Take care using the door when entering or leaving the store.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3666-5562
    Address
    2-45-6, Nihombashi Hamacho, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:00 - 18:00 (Saturday until 17:00)
    Closed days
    Sunday, national holiday
    Official Website
    http://www2.gol.com/users/ip0611031455/e_mainflameset.htm

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  6. Spot10 Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation, Edobashi History Gallery

    Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation, Edobashi History Gallery

    Introduces the history of Edobashi and the Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation as well as the background of the area around Nihonbashi.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • Parking for the impaired
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are point and line-like blocks at the main entrance. Wheelchair users can enter using the slope next to the wheelchair parking area. The floor is flat and at a height appropriate for viewing from a wheelchair.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3278-6611
    Address
    1-19-1, Nihombashi, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    7:30 - 19:30 (weekdays), 7:30 - 13:30 (Saturday)
    Closed days
    Sunday, national holiday

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

Note 1:
This document has been created based on information as of January 2019.
Note 2:
The travelling time for the routes is estimated at 60 meters per minute.
Note 3:
It is recommended that you make preliminary confirmations of the information listed here by phone before your outing as there may be changes in the data.
Note 4:
Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury that may be incurred due to this information.
Note 5:
Consumption tax is included in all listed fees as a general rule. Fees such as admission fees are those for adults unless stated otherwise.
Note 6:
It is recommended that visitors with physical impairments make preliminary inquiries at facilities that they wish to visit such as through their websites. They might be offered discounts or exemptions from fees for the disabled, although the conditions for the presentation of physical impairment certificates may differ.
Note 7:
As a general rule, holiday seasons such as the year-end and New Year's holidays, the Obon holiday break, and Golden Week are not listed.
Note 8:
As a general rule, the hours listed here are the opening and closing hours. Please note that the final time for admission listed here is generally from 30 minutes to 1 hour before closing time.
Note 9:
Please make confirmations with the transit agency you are travelling with before your outing as traffic information may change due to natural disasters or depending on the season.
Note 10:
Map information is the result of investigation from September 2018 to January 2019.