Moves afoot to restore Nihonbashi Bridge district

Jul 20, 2014

Moves afoot to restore Nihonbashi Bridge district

by Yuzo Suwa

Citizens’ movements are underway to restore scenery around Tokyo’s Nihonbashi Bridge that was lost when an expressway was built over it 50 years ago in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. The beautiful Renaissance-style stone bridge with statues of lion and “kirin” mystical creatures came ...

Mar 8, 2014

Let Nihonbashi Bridge rise again

A new push by business executives is calling for the removal of the ugly elevated expressway over the famous Nihonbashi Bridge before the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020.