When the Japanese capital moved to Tokyo (then called Edo) in 1869, many of the country’s foremost artisans and establishments followed the Emperor and set up shop here. Stroll around the Nihonbashi area to visit family run businesses that carry on time-honored craft traditions. Visit one of the city's many ancient temples or shrines, or the recently restored Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station to get a better understanding of the history that binds this fascinating city together.
Home to many unique craft traditions developed in its days as a castle town during the Edo period (1603–1868), Tokyo offers refined souvenirs and gifts you won’t see anywhere else.
Visit the small Tajima Glass studio in Edogawa-ku to explore the unique Tokyo craft tradition of Edo Kiriko cut-glass.