Nihonbashi, The Heart of Tokyo Nihonbashi is a city district of Tokyo, just north of Ginza. As the "center of Japan", the Nihonbashi district also served as the commercial center of Edo (as Tokyo was formerly known), with a fish market beside the river and many shops along the roads. The current district still retains its vigor with numerous offices, department stores, and traditional Japanese-style shops, but also offers a calm atmosphere that people can appreciate while strolling around. Hotel Kazusaya operates hotel business in Nihonbashi for more than 115 years and has published 1st Nihonbashi travel guide for eReaders. Articles feature information about shopping, dining, recommended tourism, and more in and around the Nihonbashi district.