Suidobashi

Suidobashi is one of the historic bridges in Japan that is still preserved nowadays. Suidobashi bridge crosses the river Kanda in downtown Tokyo; in the past it was used by merchants, travelers, warriors and samurai that followed the Tokaido route (that linked the present cities of Tokyo and Kyoto).

This is how Suidobashi bridge and some areas of downtown Tokyo looked 200 or 300 years ago as represented by ukiyo-e artists:

Suidobashi

Kanda river and Suidobashi bridge
Kanda river and Suidobashi bridge.

Suidobashi bridge and mount fuji
Suidobashi bridge and mount Fuji on the horizon.

Suidobashi

Suidobashi

And this is how Suidobashi bridge and its surroundings look nowadays:

Suidobashi

Suidobashi

Suidobashi

Suidobashi. Roller coaster through building
A roller coaster passing through a building!

Suidobashi
Google Maps view. The white thing is Tokyo Dome stadium

3 Comments
  • tornadoes28

    January 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Very interesting. By the way, the plural spelling samurai should not include an S at the end of samurai.

  • ufunk

    January 24, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Funny ! I live here, 5 min walk from suidobashi and I take the JR nearly everyday here 😉

  • kirai

    January 24, 2011 at 10:18 am

    @tornadoes28 thx for the correction