South Shibaura quay


In Hiroshige’s era boats were serving to transport people and to deliver goods. In Tokyo, trucks are waiting for another busy day parked near the harbour before undertaking the same routine.


The forerunner of the Port of Tokyo, the Edo Port played a very important role in the history of marine transport of Japan and as a distribution point for supplying goods for the people of Edo. During the Tokugawa Shogunate the Port of Tokyo was not allowed to open to international trade, although the neighbouring Port of Yokohama was already open for this kind of trade.