Neighborhood in Tokyo:

Ginza

About Ginza

Ginza is the most famous, old-style commercial district in Tokyo. It is said that this region was part of the ocean, but that after Tokugawa Ieyasu’s land reclamation it became the site of a silver coin mint. Ginza means "silver mint" in Japanese, thus the name Ginza. The Ginza district is hailed as the “Heart of Tokyo”. It is one block with a central street and several bystreets. The central street runs about one mile from the east to the west and closely connects Itchome to Hatchome, and these are often collectively referred to as “the Ginza Hatcho”. Ginza is famous for its upmarket department stores. Renowned department stores across the country all have a presence here. You can find Matsuya Ginza, Ginza Mitsukoshi, Lumine, and Marui, to name just a few. Leading brand names in fashion, like Hermes, LV, Prada and Burberry can be found in this district. There is also a complex dedicated to low-cost brands like Uniqlo and GU. For those who fancy Japanese style furniture and groceries, you can find what you need in the large Loft and Muji stores at the Yurakucho Station nearby. It is also worth mentioning that in this area you will find many specialty stores. The Hokkaido store is famous for hash browns and ice-cream. This district also harbors a variety of high-class Japanese restaurants including the celebrated Sukiyabashi Jiro, Beef Hotpot Kisoji and Imahan. Ginza receives as many visitors a year as the Champs-Elysees of Paris and Fifth Avenue in New York. It is featured in various films and TV programs.

Sights in Ginza

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Caretta Shiodome

Caretta Shiodome is a commercial complex that combines shopping, dining, entertainment and art, and is located inside the Dentsu Building right by the Shinbashi

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Ginza Mitsukoshi

A large department store located in the upmarket and classy neighborhood of Ginza.

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Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten

Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten is a 3-star Michelin sushi restaurant located in Ginza.

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Ginza 4 Cho-me

Ginza is a high-end shopping district in the heart of Tokyo.

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Sony Building

Sony Building has a Sony store (duty-free), showroom as well as various shops and restaurants. The restaurants are usually open until 21:00.

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Kyukyodo

Kyokyudo is a long established store specialised in calligraphy supplies and Japanese paper goods.

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Kabuki-za

Dedicated to Kabuki performances, this theater is the fifth incarnation of a building originally built around 1899. Subsequently destroyed after fire, the Great

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Advertising Museum Tokyo (ADMT)

Advertising Museum Tokyo is a museum was created to promote the importance of marketing and advertising.

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Laduree

Laduree is a French patisserie chain specialising in macarons.

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ITO-YA (Ginza Main Shop)

ITO-YA is a well-established stationary store in Ginza, with other branch shops around the city.