Hamacho Station lies on the Toei Shinjuku Line in the Hamacho neighborhood of Nihonbashi in Chuo Ward of Tokyo.


Hamacho is the name of the area between Ryogoku-bashi and Eitai-bashi Bridges in Nihonbashi. during the Edo period it used to be a seashore, hence the name “Hamacho, Nihonbashi”, literally meaning “Seashore Town”. Facing the shore was the Sumida River, and all along the river were the mansions and storehouses of many local clans. Craftsmen of Edo also moved into the area and Hamacho became known as a craftsmen town. With both the craftsmen and the clans in the area, Hamacho became one of the most stylish towns of Edo. Much of the Edo spirit and traditional atmosphere remains in Hamacho, Meiji-za Theater and Hamacho Park being testimony to this. Today Hamacho is also known for its many upper class Japanese restaurants that serve the traditional style of Japanese cuisines.


Meiji-za Theater


Meiji-za Theater is a theater that boasts a history of more than 130 years. It was opened in 1873 during the Meiji era by the first Kabuki actor, Ichikawa Sadanji. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary, it underwent complete renovation and was re-opened in 1993 as a completely new 18-story building. The seats on the first floor have been installed with a steep slope and minimum overlooking angle, while those on the second and third floor are so designed as to minimize the angle at which the audience has to look down. In other words, all the seats are comfortable and offer the best possible visibility. The theater's elaborate performance space has also been equipped with all the state-of-the-art facilities and hardware for latest theatrical tricks. The Entrance Hall has marble floor and walls. There is also a Theater Museum in the building which displays works by great modern Japanese artists; a Restaurant that serves excellent food; a Coffee Shop that serves coffee and sandwiches; and a Souvenir Shop with a good selection of souvenirs from all over Japan.


At Meiji-za Theater, everything can be enjoyed – from kabuki to musicals or from Eastern to Western shows. It is located just 1 minute walk from Hamacho Station Exit A2.


Hamacho Park


Hamacho Park is located near Hamacho Station along the Sumida River. This Park also dates back to Edo times and originally belonged to the Hosokawa family. After the family handed over the park to the city, it was opened as a Chuo Ward public park in 1929. It is today the largest park in the ward covering an area of 40,000 m². Hamacho Park has a lot of greenery with lots of cherry trees whose blossoms are a treat during spring. Besides the grassy walking paths and flowerbeds, the park also has large sports facilities both within the grounds and a building, a children's playground, and a small Buddhist temple.

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