The other day, I went to Nihombashi. Near here is Bakuro Yokoyama which is famous for drapers’ shops.
I was on a middle of my cycling and I first stopped at Asakusabashi. Asakusabashi is a name of a bridge over the Kanda River and from the bridge, you can see yakatabune or houseboats. Cruising on houseboats is a traditional summer joy.
I found a website of Tokyo Yakatabune Association. You can check what it is, its history, how to book, etc.
Next to Asakusabashi is Bakuro Yokoyama. There are many wholesalers of drapers.
The first wholesalers appeared here in the late 18th century. There are shops of drapers, clothing fabrics, towels, small gift and so on. It seems shops closes fairly early. I went there just before 6pm and most of the stores were already closed. So I couldn’t take many photos here. So for more information, please check here.