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.

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Ginza Maru

Ginza Maru is a restaurant offering traditional Japanese dishes at affordable prices, and is located close to the stations Ginza, Higashiginza, and Shinbashi.

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Mugi to Olive

Mugi to Olive is a ramen shop located in Ginza specializing in shoyu ramen and mazesoba.

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Kyushu Jangara (Ginza)

Kyushu Jangara is a ramen chain that specializes in tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen. This particular shop is located in the upscale shopping area of Ginza.

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Beer Hall Ginza Lion

Opened in 1899 as the first beer hall in Japan, this is a Japanese take on the classic German beer hall. The inside of this place is decked out with a high ceil

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Tama Sushi (Ginza)

Tama Sushi is a long-established chain of sushi restaurants in Japan. They're one of the very few sushi restaurants that will offer diners not used to raw fish,

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Tokyo Ginza BAY HOTEL

Located in the famous shopping area Ginza, this capsule hotel offers women-only floors, and 24-hour convenient stores and drink stores are also accessible in th

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Uniqlo Ginza

Uniqlo is a world famous Japanese brand. With stores dotted all across Japan, they are well known for a variety of quality-casual apparel.

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Nicolas G. Hayek Center

Nicolas G. Hayek Center houses directly-managed boutiques of Breguet, Blancpain, Glashutte Original, Jaquet Droz, Omega and Swatch.

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Miyuki-Dori Street

Muyuki-Dori Street is lined with assorted businesses, from luxury brand boutiques to old-fashioned coffee shops.

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Sushi Sawada

Sawada is a handmade-sushi restaurant located in Ginza.

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Blondel

Blondel offers a wide array of chocolates, handmade by master chocolatier Bastien Thibault. The 2nd floor features a café where guests can enjoy chocolate drink

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Sushi Kanesaka (Ginza)

The specialty at Sushi Kanesaka is Edomae sushi, a traditional style that emphasizes the purity of the ingredients.

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Art For Thought

Art For Thought is a gallery and a cafe opened in 2011.