Nihonbashi's Road to Revitalization
The Nihonbashi Revitalization Plan was started in order to bring back the prosperity Nihonbashi experienced in the Edo period, when it flourished as a cultural, economic, and commercial hub. Here we share the history of the district.
Edo Period Onward
In the Edo period, Nihonbashi's location as the starting point for five major roads and water transportation access enabled it to play a central role as a gathering place for people and goods from all over Japan.
In 1673, Takatoshi Mitsui opened the Echigoya clothing store in the Nihonbashi district of Edo.
In 1909, Mitsui Fudosan's predecessor, Mitsui Company, was founded and in 1914, it established a real estate division.
On July 15, 1941, Mitsui Company's real estate division separated from its parent and became Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Nihonbashi Revitalization Plan Stage 1
Construction of Nihonbashi 1-chome Mitsui Building completed
COREDO Nihonbashi opens
Construction of Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower completed
Mitsui Echigoya Station opens
A base for broadcasting the charms of the Nihonbashi district inside a recreation of the exterior of the Echigoya clothes store in the Edo period.
*An interim facility operated from October 2005 to March 2006. It no longer exists.
Muromachi Fukutoku-Juku, a site for sharing culture, opens
A site for sharing Japanese culture as a symbol of Fukutoku Jinja Shrine
*An interim facility operated from December 2006 to December 2012. It no longer exists.
Construction of Muromachi Higashi Mitsui Building completed
COREDO Muromachi 1 opens
Construction of Nihonbashi Astellas Mitsui Building completed
Nihonbashi Revitalization Plan Stage 2
Construction of Muromachi Furukawa Mitsui Building and Muromachi Chibagin Mitsui Building completed
COREDO Muromachi 2 and COREDO Muromachi 3 open
Reconstruction of Fukutoku Jinja Shrine completed
Fukutoku Garden completed
Construction of Nihonbashi Takashimaya Mitsui Building completed
Construction of OVOL Nihonbashi Building completed
Construction of Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower completed
COREDO Muromachi Terrace opens