Nihonbashi, the bridge that gave an entire central Tokyo district its name, is steeped in history as it was once the starting point for the five main routes that connected Edo with the provinces. Today the best place to admire the lit-up structure and the canal running underneath it is from the terrace seats at this classy Japanese restaurant and bar, named after its address and extremely popular among local businesspeople who stop by for a tipple after work. For a quieter experience, grab one of the stools by the counter and dig into the Madai no donabemeshi, a rice dish with red sea bream cooked in a clay pot – the perfect companion to a couple of sake shots. Get there early for the happy hour (3-7pm), when draft beer, nihonshu and cocktails can be had for just ¥300 a pop.
|Venue name:||Nihonbashi Ichino Ichino Ichi|
1-1-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 4pm-11.30pm (last orders for food 10pm, drinks 11pm); Sat, Sun & hols 11am-10.30pm (9pm/10pm)|
|Transport:||Nihonbashi Station (Ginza, Asakusa, Tozai lines)|