Chuo literally means ‘central’ in Japanese, and Chuo ward is one of Tokyo’s main hubs, known for its bustling business district. Despite the abundance of high rise office buildings, there are still plenty of attractions, including historical landmarks, bayside views, hidden bars and old-school restaurants.
Encompassing neighbourhoods like Ginza, Nihonbashi and Tsukiji, Chuo is full of must-visit spots for both first-time visitors to the city and seasoned Tokyo explorers. We've picked out the best 50 things to do in this underrated part of Tokyo, whether you’re keen to go shopping at major department stores, visit long-standing temples, or try Tokyo’s local speciality, monjayaki – it’s said to have been first served in Chuo.
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