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About Ginza - Tokyo
The district of Ginza is found in Chuo ward in the beating heart of Tokyo. Its name literally translates to ‘silver mint’. This bustling district is one of Japan’s most iconic areas thanks to its many upscale restaurants and shopping facilities. In addition, its electric nighttime makes it an impressive place to visit after the sun goes down.Top Things to do in Ginza, Japan
Visit the main drag, Chuo-dori, on weekends when it is closed to traffic. Every Saturday and Sunday, this pedestrian paradise is swarming with shoppers, tourists, and locals looking to enjoy the festivities. Street music can be heard while performances are often found along the street. Of course, tourists are advised to take their credit card, as plenty of shopping opportunities are available.
There are plenty of interesting art galleries located around Ginza. Most are found along the side-streets of Ginza’s main drags. Nichido Garo is among Tokyo’s most famous art galleries with local and international masterpieces regularly on show. This is arguably the best place to visit modern European and American artwork.Restaurants and bars in Ginza
Some of Japan’s most exclusive upscale restaurants are located in Ginza. Some of these restaurants are exceptionally expensive and require reservations well in advance. Many of the department stores, including Mitzukoshi and Toshiba buildings, have a great range of affordable restaurants. Guests can also walk to areas like Yurakucho and Tsukiji, which are famous for their izakaya and sushi restaurants. Ginza is not as renowned for its nightlife, although there are several pubs offering a great social atmosphere and standard drink prices.Shopping in Ginza
Don’t expect to find great bargains in Ginza. The district is characterised by upscale department stores so most stores are quite pricey. Nevertheless, shoppers are guaranteed top-quality merchandise. The oldest and most prestigious department store, Wako, is found in the heart of Ginza, although other giant malls like Mitzukoshi and Matsuya are also available. Namiki Street is where tourists will find famous brand-name stores like Coach and Gucci.