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Nihombashi (the bridge)
Marker from which distances are measured

Nihombashi (or Nihonbashi, 日本橋, lit. "Japan Bridge") is a famous bridge in Chuo Ward, Tokyo, Japan that is also the namesake of one of Tokyo's largest commercial districts. Nihombashi, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Nihombashi, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Nihombashi, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Nihombashi, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... This article is about the edifice. ... Chūō (中央区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō  listen, literally eastern capital), is located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu in Japan. ...


The neighborhood

The Nihombashi 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 Nihombashi and developed Japan's first department store, Mitsukoshi, there. The Edo-era fish market formerly in Nihombashi was the predecessor of today's Tsukiji fish market. History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Edo period (江戸時代) is a division of Japanese... Mitsui (三井) is one of the largest corporation groups in Japan. ... A department store organizes its goods by departments, such as womens clothes, home furnishings, electronics, and the like. ... The Mitsukoshi Department Store in the Nihombashi section of Tokyo Mitsukoshi (三越) is an international department store chain founded in 1673. ... Tsukiji as seen from Shiodome Frozen tuna at Tsukiji Tuna auction at Tsukiji The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, commonly known as the Tsukiji fish market (Japanese: 築地魚市場, Tsukiji uoichiba) is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market, and one of the biggest markets of any kind in the world. ...


Today, the area remains an important business center. The Bank of Japan and Tokyo Stock Exchange are both located in the area. Companies based in Nihombashi include Daiichi Pharmaceuticals, Itochu, Kubota, Marubeni, Marubun, Maruzen, Nomura, Softbank, Takeda, and TDK. The Bank of Japan has its headquarters in this building in Tokyo. ... The main trading room of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, where nowadays the trading is done by computers The Stock Exchange occupies a narrow site in Tokyos securities district The Tokyo Stock Exchange (abbreviated TSE) is a stock exchange market located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Itochu (OTC:ITOCY)formerly C.ITOCHU is a japanese general trading (sogo shosha)concern based in Osaka, Japan, ITOCHU (In Kanji: 伊藤忠) was founded in 1958 by Chubei Ito. ... Toshi Kubota - Japanese singer Kubota Corporation Kubota (Sake) is a Japanese sake. ... Marubeni Corporation is a Japanese trading company Contents // Categories: Stub ... The Nomura Group (野村グループ; Nomura gurūpu) is an international conglomerate of financial services and consulting companies, headquartered in the Nihombashi district of Tokyo, Japan. ... Softbank (Japanese: ソフトバンク) (TYO: 9984) is a Japanese corporation involved in electronic commerce on the Internet and broadband. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... TDK is a company that manufactures electronic materials, electronic components, and recording and data-storage media. ...


Nihombashi is located east of Tokyo Station, north of Yaesu and Ginza, south of Akihabara, and west of the Sumida River. Tokyo Station Tokyo Station (東京駅; -eki) is a train station located in the centre of Tokyo in the Marunouchi business district near the Imperial Palace grounds and somewhat to the north of the Ginza commercial district. ... Yaesu is an international manufacturer of ham radio equipment. ... For the Light Rail Stop in Hong Kong, see Ginza (KCRC). ... Akihabara (秋葉原) is also known as Akihabara Electric Town (Akihabara Denki Gai). ...


The bridge

Nihombashi first became famous during the 1600s, when it was the eastern terminus of the Tokaido road between Edo and Kyoto. During this time, it was known as Edobashi, or "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 Museum). Tōkaidō (東海道) (literally, East Sea Route) is the name of several things: National Route 1, which links Tokyo and Osaka; The Tokaido Main Line, which links Tokyo and Kobe; One of the Edo Five Routes, which linked Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto along the shore (see below); and An ancient... DRAM is a type of random access memory that stores each bit of data in a separate capacitor. ... Location of Kyoto, on the main island of Japan Kyoto (Japanese: 京都市; Kyōto-shi) is a city in Japan that has a population of 1. ... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Meiji period (Japanese: Meiji Jidai 明治時代 ) (1868–1912...


Nihombashi is the point from which Japanese people measure distances. Highway signs that report the distance to Tokyo actually state the number of kilometers to Nihombashi. Mitchell Freeway in Perth, Western Australia For other uses, see Highway (disambiguation). ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ...


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Nihombashi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (281 words)
The Nihombashi 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 Nihombashi and developed Japan's first department store, Mitsukoshi, there.
Nihombashi is located east of Tokyo Station, north of Yaesu and Ginza, south of Akihabara, and west of the Sumida River.
Nihombashi first became famous during the 1600s, when it was the eastern terminus of the Tokaido road between Edo and Kyoto.
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