Kachidoki Bridge

Kachidoki Bridge


Kachidoki Bridge is located at the downstream of Sumida River, which runs through the center of Tokyo. The bridge has been designated as a Japanese Important Cultural Property. Illuminated at night, the bridge beautifully colors the river blue and green. In 1940, it was built as the main gate to the venue of a world exposition (cancelled due to intensified war) being planned at that time by effectively using state-of-the-art technologies. Kachidoki Bridge, built as a drawbridge, a bridge that opens and closes in the middle as a ship passes under it, was well-designed for large vessels to pass under. It once opened about three times a day, but due to increase in traffic on the bridge, it has remained closed since 1970. Kachidoki Hashino Museum, which opened beside the bridge in 2005, exhibits valuable materials such as the bridge’s blueprints.

Basic Information

6 Chome Tsukiji, Chuo City, Tokyo 
- Kachidoki Bridge Bridge Pier Tour
* Closed for repairs from January 2018 till End of March 2020


  • FromTokyo Metro Hibiya Line Tsukiji Station
    9-minute walk
  • FromTokyo Metro Hibiya Line Higashi Ginza Station
    12-minute walk
  • FromToei Oedo Line Kachidoki Station
    5-minute walk

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