The starting point of Highways

by Hiroyuki

The Metropolitan Express Highway over the bridgeThe starting point of Highways

Nihonbashi is designated as the Important Cultural Property. It was built in 1911. This bridge became the starting point of main highways one year after Tokugawa Shogunate started in 1603. Although Tokugawa Shogunate was overthrown in 1867, even today this bridge is still the starting point of main roads. At the foot of the bridge, the milestone which indicates each distance to each major city is set up, for example, it is 503 km far to Kyoto from there. In that meaning, Nihonbashi is the center in Japan. I worked at the office in Nihonbashi for more than 30 years. If you are interested in the Nihonbashi district, I would like to make your itinerary. Why don't you join me?

The milestone and the monument at the foot of Nihonbashi

The starting point of Highways




01 Jul 2017

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As I am a 60 year old man, born in Tokyo, graduated from a university in Tokyo and worked for a leading paper wholesale company at its headquarters for 35 years, I am an Edokko or a native Tokyoite. I am familiar with various interesting places in Tokyo and the Kanto area such as historic spots, scenic beauty, entertainment, restaurants and so on. Although I basically provide several regular walking tours for visitors from abroad, I am willing to arrange your tour plan in a customized way according to your interest. If I receive your inquiry, I am ready to hear your interest and what you want to experience, and discuss your plan with you in advance.
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