Chiyoda-ku is located in the center of the 23 wards of Tokyo, with the Imperial Palace in the center of the ward, and about 15% of the ward’s area is covered by the green spaces of the Imperial Palace.
Chiyoda-ku was created in 1946 after the end of the war by merging Kojimachi and Kanda wards, and was named after Chiyoda Castle, another name for Edo Castle.
Chiyoda Ward Sightseeing Spots
Chiyoda Ward is the center of Japan’s legislative, administrative and judicial systems, with the three branches of government, including the Diet, the Prime Minister’s Office, the central government ministries and agencies, and the Supreme Court, as well as major political parties and other centers of national power concentrated in the ward.
Furthermore, Marunouchi, Otemachi and Hibiya are home to the headquarters of mega-banks, city banks, national newspapers and other huge corporations, including major manufacturers and major general trading companies.
Tokyo Daijingu (Tokyo Grand Shrine)
2-4-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
The Tokyo Grand Shrine is known as the Ise Shrine of Tokyo. It is very popular among women as a god of marriage, and is so crowded on Hatsumode (New Year’s visit) that the traffic in the neighborhood is paralyzed. Suzuran-mamori is an essential item for women’s marriage activities.
Yasukuni Shrine (Yasukuni Shrine)
3-1-1 Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Yasukuni Shrine was named by Emperor Meiji with his wish to make his country peaceful and to build a peaceful nation. The shrine is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot with about 400 cherry trees including Someiyoshino and Yamazakura in the grounds.
It is selected as the standard tree for Tokyo’s cherry blossom blooming declaration by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Edo Castle Outer Moat Ruins (Edo Castle Outer Moat Ruins)
Ushigome-mon, Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
The remains of the outer moat of Edo Castle were constructed in 1636 by the Tenka Fuchin, which mobilized 10 to 5 feudal lords from all over Japan. The moat and banks were constructed in 1636 by the Tenka Fuchin, which mobilized 10 or 5 feudal lords from all over Japan, and part of the stonewall of the castle gate remains.
The ruins of Ushigome Gate are located on the Chiyoda Ward side of Ushigome Bridge, which crosses the west exit of JR Iidabashi Station. Ushigome-mon Gate, which allows you to experience the castle gate of an early modern castle, was constructed in 1939.
The continuous water moat and banks that tell the story of the magnificent construction of the castle are the outer moat park from Ushigome-bashi to Akasaka-mitsuke.
Belgian Beer Café (BBC) Antwerp Central
Tokyo Building, 2-7-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo TOKIA B1F
The Tokyo Building TOKIA is home to 29 establishments operating under the concept of an adult’s crush and utopia. One of Marunouchi’s nightlife destinations is the Belgian Beer Café (BBC) Antwerp Central.
Reminiscent of an authentic Belgian beer café, the Belgian Beer Café offers more than 60 beers and authentic European cuisine. The Belgian Beer Café (BBC) was founded by AB Imbeu, one of the world’s leading brewers, under the banner of slow food and slow life.