GINZA

Ginza is an up market shopping area in central Tokyo featuring major department stores, international fashion brand stores, galleries, restaurants and some distinctive architecture. Our Ginza Guide includes and extensive guide to the shops and landmarks in Ginza with a detailed interactive map of Ginza.

Ginza in Japanese literally means "Silver Mint", which historically related to the coin mint located in the area in the 1600's and 1700's. Ginza's title still holds true today as Ginza is packed with brand name stores and up market department stores on some of the most expensive land in Japan. Ginza is located in the central part of Tokyo, in the Chuo ward and is in walking distance to Tokyo Imperial Palace. The heart of Ginza is the Ginza 4-chome Intersection, which is the junction of Chuo-dori and Harumi-dori. From midday to sunset on Sundays, the central section of Chuo-dori is closed to vehicles making it a pedestrians Paradise.

San-ai Building Ginza

San-ai Building on Ginza 4-chome Intersection

Ginza Wako Department Store

Wako Department Store on Ginza 4-chome Intersection

Ginza is the home of Tokyo's oldest and most prestigious department stores; the most exclusive is probably Wako. And of course Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel and Prada have stores as well. See our extensive article on Ginza Shopping.

GINZA DISTRICT MAP



GINZA ATTRACTIONS

GINZA LANDMARKS

Ginza 4-chome Intersection

Ginza 4-chome Intersection
Ginza 4-chome Intersection is the heart of Ginza, the famous up market fashion district of Tokyo. Ginza 4-chome Intersection is marked by two landmark buildings, Wako Department Store and Th...

Sukiyabashi Crossing

Sukiyabashi Crossing
Sukiyabashi Crossing is a very busy pedestrian crossing in fashionable Ginza. Sukiyabashi Crossing is at the junction of Harumi Dori and Sotobori Dori. On the corners are the Sony Building, ...

GINZA OBSERVATION DECK or LOOKOUT

Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan

Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan
Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan is a 15 story high building in Ginza, that contains a revolving restaurant and observation deck. Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan is just across the rail line from the Tokyo Internation...

GINZA MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES

Nissan Gallery

Nissan Gallery
Nissan Gallery is on the corner of the famous Ginza 4 Chome intersection which is essentially the heart of Ginza. The Nissan Gallery displays new and classic automobiles, art and designs. Th...

GINZA THEATRES and CONCERT HALLS

Kabukiza Theater

Kabukiza Theater
Kabukiza Theater in Ginza is the principal theater in Tokyo for the traditional kabuki drama form. The Kabukiza Theater first opened on this site in 1889. Kabukiza Theater re-opened in late ...

GINZA SHOPPING

Adidas Ginza

Adidas Ginza
Adidas is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza....

Alfred Dunhill Ginza
Alfred Dunhill Ginza is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza....

Apple Store Ginza

Apple Store Ginza
Apple Store Ginza is the flag ship Apple Store in Japan. Apple Store Ginza is in the market shopping district of Ginza, Tokyo....

Armani Ginza
Armani Ginza is in the market shopping district of Ginza, Tokyo....

Barney's New York Ginza
Barney's New York Ginza is one of Barney's New York stores in Japan. Barney's New York is one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza....

Bic Camera Ginza

Bic Camera Ginza
Bic Camera Ginza is one of around 40 Bic Camera stores found throughout Japan, which dispite the name sell computers, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, plus of course cameras. Most B...

Brooks Brothers Ginza

Brooks Brothers Ginza
Brooks Brothers Ginza is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in the market shopping district of Ginza, Tokyo....

Burberry Ginza
Burberry Ginza is one of the Burberry stores, an English fashion brand of clothing, perfumes and accessories, found throughout Japan. Burberry Ginza is just one of the many international fas...

Bvlgari Ginza

Bvlgari Ginza
Bvlgari Ginza is one of the Bvlgari stores, an Italian jeweler and luxury goods retailer, found throughout Japan. Bvlgari Ginza is one of the many international fashion brand stores found in...

Cartier Ginza

Cartier Ginza
Cartier Ginza is one of the two Cartier stores, a French jeweler and watch maker, found in Ginza, and one of many found throughout Japan. Cartier Ginza is just one of the many international ...

Cartier Main Store Ginza

Cartier Main Store Ginza
Cartier Main Store Ginza is one of the two Cartier stores, a French jeweler and watch maker, found in Ginza, and one of many found throughout Japan. Cartier Main Store Ginza is just one of t...

Chanel Ginza

Chanel Ginza
Chanel Ginza is one of the Chanel brand fashion stores in Japan. Chanel Harajuku is one of the many international fashion brand stores found in the up market shopping district of Ginza in T...

Chaumet Ginza

Chaumet Ginza
Chaumet Ginza is one of the Chaumet, a French brand of watches and jewelry, stores. Chaumet Ginza is one of the many international fashion brand stores found in the up market shopping distri...

Coach Ginza

Coach Ginza
Coach Ginza is one of the Coach, an international fashion brand of handbags and accessories, stores. Coach Ginza is one of the many international fashion brand stores found in the up market ...

Dior Ginza

Dior Ginza
Dior Ginza (Christian Diro Couture) is one of the Dior, a French fashion brand producing apparel and accessories, stores. Dior Ginza building features a very distinct facade of white with gr...

Dover Street Market Ginza
Dover Street Market Ginza is a concept store created by Rei Kawakubo, that opened on 16 March, 2012 in the revamped Ginza Komatsu Department Store. The first Dover Street Market store opened...

Fancl Ginza

Fancl Ginza
Fancl is a skincare, makeup and supplements store in up market Ginza....

Furla Ginza

Furla Ginza
Furla Ginza is one of the Furla stores, an Italian brand of womens bags, small leather goods, belts textiles and jewelry. http://www.gojapango.com/tokyo/tokyo.php?poi_id=717 is one of the ma...

Ginza Core

Ginza Core
Ginza Core is a shopping center focusing on fashion. It is in Ginza....

Ginza Shiseido Building

Ginza Shiseido Building
The Ginza Shiseido Building is on a highly prized and prominent corner of Ginza Dori. The building completed in 2001 and designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, is on the site of the f...

Gucci Ginza

Gucci Ginza
Gucci is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza....

Hakuhinkan Toy Park
Hakuhinkan Toy Park (Ginza) is one of the oldest and largest toy stores in Japan (it first opened in 1899), this is the place to go for all the latest cute and strange toys....

Hankyu Department Store Ginza

Hankyu Department Store Ginza
Hankyu Department Store Ginza is in the Mullon Building, is a fairly main stream department store....

Hermes Ginza

Hermes Ginza
Hermes is a French brand which sells leather goods such as bags, belts and other small leather goods, jewellery, watches and fragrances. This store is in up market Ginza....

Itoya Ginza

Itoya Ginza
Itoya is an American brand of storage, presentation and writing instruments. This store is in up market Ginza....

Lavin Store Ginza

Lavin Store Ginza
Lavin is a French brand which sells women's fashion, shoes, handbags, accessories and fragrances. This store is in up market Ginza....

Louis Vuitton Ginza
Louis Vuitton is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza....

Matsuya Department Store

Matsuya Department Store
Matsuya Department Store (Ginza) is a large Japanese department store which sells fashion (the exteria of the building features many international brand logos) and household goods with some ...

Matsuzakaya Department Store Ginza

Matsuzakaya Department Store Ginza
Matsuzakaya Department Store Ginza is one of the Matsuzakaya Department Stores, a major Japanese department store with headquarters in Nagoya. Established in 1611, Matsuzakaya Department Sto...

Mikimoto Ginza

Mikimoto Ginza
Mikimoto is a world famous Japanese brand of pearl jewelry. This store is in up market Ginza....

Mitsukoshi Department Store Ginza

Mitsukoshi Department Store Ginza
Mitsukoshi Department Store Ginza is part of an international department store chain founded in 1673 with the yago (shop name) Echigoya. The Mitsukoshi Department Store chain has its headqua...

Mont Blanc Ginza

Mont Blanc Ginza
Mont Blanc is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza....

Mosaic Ginza Hankyu

Mosaic Ginza Hankyu
Mosaic Hankyu Ginza is an upmarket shopping complex in the very fashionable Ginza. This is due to close in August 2012....

Muji & Sofmap
Electronics retailer....

New Melsa

New Melsa
New Melsa is a department store in Ginza which covers eight floors....

Opaque Ginza

Opaque Ginza
The Opaque Ginza fashion store in Ginza,which sells womens fashion, cosmetics in a department store format also features a salon and restaurant. The Opaque building has a very distinctive fa...

Prada Ginza

Prada Ginza
Prada is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza....

Printemps Department Store Ginza

Printemps Department Store Ginza
Printemps is a chain of department stores. This store is in Ginza....

Salvatore Ferragamo Ginza

Salvatore Ferragamo Ginza
Salvatore Ferragamo is an Italian fashion brand which sells shoes, bags, eyewear, clothing, watches and perfumes. This store is in Ginza....

Samantha Tiara Ginza

Samantha Tiara Ginza
Samantha Tiara is a Japanese fashion brand which sells jewelry and handbags. There are over 130 Samantha Tiara stores, this one is in Ginza....

Seibu Department Store Ginza

Seibu Department Store Ginza
Seibu Department Store Ginza features nine floors of fashion and accessories. Seibu Department Store Ginza forms one side of the Sukiyabashi Crossing in the up market shopping district of Gi...

Shiseido The Ginza

Shiseido The Ginza
Shiseido The Ginza building features three floors of Shiseido comprehensive beauty salons, plus other retailers. It is across the road from the Ginza Shiseido Building which contains the fam...

Sony Building

Sony Building
Sony Building Ginza - eight floors of high-tech gadgets. If you want to actually buy stuff, head down to the basement. It also houses a BMW showroom....

Tenshodo Ginza

Tenshodo Ginza
Tenshodo Ginza is a famous Japanese watch and jeweler maker which has been running since 1879. One of the upper floors of the store is dedicated to model trains....

Tiffany & Co Ginza

Tiffany & Co Ginza
Tiffany & Co is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza....

UNIQLO Ginza

UNIQLO Ginza
UNIQLO is a large chain of casual clothing stores for men and women which has a reputation for providing good quality at a good price. UNIQLO is Japan's top clothing retail chain in terms of...

Van Cleef & Arpels Ginza

Van Cleef & Arpels Ginza
Van Cleef & Arpels is a Paris based fashion brand which sells jewelry, watches and perfumes. This store is in Ginza....

Wako Department Store

Wako Department Store
Wako Department Store is considered by some to be the most exclusive department store in Japan, at the heart of the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. This store is famous for its watches, je...

Yoshinoya Ginza

Yoshinoya Ginza
Yoshinoya Ginza is a Japanese brand shoe store in the up market Ginza....

Yurakucho Marion Building

Yurakucho Marion Building
Yurakucho Marion Building - Seibu Department Store (Ginza) has nine floors of fashion and accessories....

Zara Ginza

Zara Ginza
Zara is just one of the many international fashion brands that have a store in Ginza....

GINZA SKYSCRAPER

4-6-18 Ginza Building

4-6-18 Ginza Building
4-6-18 Ginza Building is a distinctive office building in Ginza. The building features chrome and grey exterior with lilliputian balconies and exterieor stairwells....

Hulic Ginza World Town Building

Hulic Ginza World Town Building
Hulic Ginza World Town Building is an eight story high office and commercial building in Ginza. The Building is dominated by the massive TDK sign on it's roof....

San-ai Building

San-ai Building
The San-ai Building is a real Tokyo icon and represents Ginza in many tourist books. It is famous for its cylindrical shape and the massive advertisements it carries. at the heart of Ginza a...

GINZA RESTAURANTS

Crystal Building Ginza

Crystal Building Ginza
Crystal Building Ginza overlooks the Sukiyabashi Crossing, contains mainly restaurants, cafes, a Lotteria and camera store....

GINZA CAFES and FAST FOOD

Mc Donalds Ginza

Mc Donalds Ginza
Mc Donalds Ginza is handy reference point in Ginza....

Ginza is famous for its bakeries and cafes. There are also some great cafes and restaurants see our guide to Ginza Restaurants.

Ginza Shiseido Building
Shiseido Parlour located in The Ginza Shiseido Building is one of the most the famous restaurants in Ginza

We have over 120 pictures in our Japan Picture Gallery of Ginza.

Ginza 4-chome Intersection

Ginza 4-chome Intersection

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