Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

Nihonbashi—“Japan Bridge”—is the symbolic zero-marker of the country’s highway system and a fitting name for a district that is the historic center of domestic commerce in Japan. Yet in recent years the Nihonbashi district’s appeal had waned, due in part to a 1964 Olympics–era expressway that divides the district and obscures the famed view of Mount Fuji from the bridge.