People and goods come and go, redevelopment projects are underway, and Tokyo continues to change. Under those conditions, it has become difficult to find Tokyo’s true cultural core; where one can feel the essence of a particular area and its community’s energy and culture. Nihonbashi has always been a place where culture and ideas are exchanged–dating back to its days as the starting point for the five routes of the Edo period. We are committed to laying roots here and hope to help contribute to the vibrance and diversity of the town.
An intersection of locals and visitors. Setoda's Living Room.
The 2nd to 4th floors are HOTEL K5, and the 1st floor houses Switch Coffee, caveman, Wine bar, and Ao. The Brooklyn Brewery brings a beer hall called B to the first basement floor.
With the belief that scale need not be proportional to appeal, we set out to create a spot in Nihonbashi-Kabutocho that, while small in stature, is a hub that attracts people from all over the world. This one spot is an inspiration to create new spots around it, which will become connected, forming lines, and then planes, that will revitalize the entire area.
Where local cultures around Japan intersect.
For centuries, Nihonbashi has been the crossing point of culture and craft. The shared boundaries between our ground floor bakery and the park outside are blurred, welcoming all guests from children to the elderly, and even dogs. Above the first floor, offices and shared spaces are collectively operated by a diverse community of companies and individuals with common values. On weekends we host farmers’ markets and cultural events tailored to the greater community of Nihonbashi.
SOIL WORK（SOIL Nihonbashi内）
Instead of the usual serviced office, SOIL Nihonbashi is a coworking workplace managed and overseen collaboratively by our tenants. We’ve chosen this path because we want to focus on building a tight-knit yet diverse community where every participant is engaged in the lifecycle of the space. There are meeting rooms, a living room lounge, and a shared kitchen for all tenants.
Parklet is a place for the public, a small ‘park’ where bread is baked and served. The space is part-bakery and part-extension of the Horidome Children’s Park just outside. Naturally leavened breads along with breakfast, lunch, and evening bites are all prepared with a focus on quality ingredients. A variety of daytime and evening drinks are available, too. A visit to Parklet on any given day reveals the colors of the season, tastes of the locale, and energy of the community.
※Terrain operates and produces Parklet