Chuo-ku, one of the 23 special districts in Tokyo, gained it is because it is centrally located in the heart of the 23 districts. With an area of only 10.094km², it is the second smallest special district, after Taito-ku. On the west side of Chuo-ku are Nihonbashi and Kyobashi, which belong to Shimomachi- a prosperous areain the Edo period. The east side was formed by the reclamation of land. Chuo-ku is divided into three administrative regions: Nihonbashi, Kyobashi (Ginza, Tsukiji, etc.) and Tsukishima. Chuo-ku is not only geographically the heart of Tokyo, but it is also the center of Japanese economy, information, and business. The famous Bank of Japan, TYO and other Japanese economic cores are located in Chuo-ku. In addition, Nihonbashi, where Ginza
and other luxury brands gather, and Tsukiji, which is famous for its fish market, are all located in the area. Chuo-ku is the starting point of the Japanese road network Nihombashi, where began the earliest development of subway in Japan. The train stations near Chuo-ku include Nihombashi Station, Ginza Station, Mitsukoshimae Station, and Tsukishima Station. Famous attractions
include Ginza, Nihonbashi, Tsukiji, Kabuki-za Theatre
, Tsukiji Hongwan-ji, and Suitengu Shrine. Visitors can use JR Sobu kaisoku sen, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line to get to this area.