by Odigoer
  1. Home
  2. Tokyo
  3. Ginza

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.

More about Ginza

Top spots

1|imageslim

Kabuki-za

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

  • directions_walk
    Activity
89 by 18 viewers
1|imageslim

Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten

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

  • directions_walk
    Food & Drink
87 by 7 viewers
1|imageslim

Matsuya Ginza

Matsuya Ginza is a luxury department store located right by Ginza station.Read more

  • directions_walk
    Shopping
83 by 20 viewers
1|imageslim

Ginza Six

GINZA SIX於2017/4/20正式开幕,为银座地区现今品牌种类最多的大型复合商场,约有241个知名品牌集中於此。 举凡服装、漆器、美食等样样精致细腻,完全是理想中的购物天堂!Read more

  • directions_walk
    Shopping
76 by 2 viewers
1|imageslim

Hakuhinkan Toy Park

Hakuhinkan Toy Park is basically a five story toy store with an eclectic range of toys, stuffed animals, games and much more.Read more

  • directions_walk
    Shopping
92 by 9 viewers
1|imageslim

ITO-YA (Ginza Main Shop)

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

  • directions_walk
    Shopping
88 by 8 viewers
1|imageslim

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.Read more

    86 by 7 viewers
    1|imageslim

    Vampire Cafe

    The Vampire Cafe located 2 minutes from the subway Ginza station is, as its name suggests, offers an unreality experience with a strongly vampire t...Read more

    • directions_walk
      Food & Drink
    83 by 2 viewers