Ginza

Ginza is recognized as one of the most luxurious and upscale shopping districts in the world.

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The heart of Ginza is the intersection of Chuo-dori and Harumi-dori, with corners occupied by the Sanai Building, Wako and Mitsukoshi and the Nissan Gallery.

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Weekends on Chuo-dori are Pedestrians’ Paradise, with the street closed to motor traffic during the day (it’s typically more crowded than the pictures below).

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Popular Japanese large department stores such as Matsuya, Matsuzakaya and Mitsukoshi have been located in Ginza for many years.

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Many upscale fashion clothing flagship stores are located in Ginza, such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Armani, etc.

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Recent additions are less upscale, such as Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M and Forever 21.

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You will also find several buildings with distinct designs.

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The flagship Apple Store is very popular.

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Sukiyabashi Crossing is another major intersection, with Yūrakuchō Center and the Sony buildings (for a later post).

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The side streets of Ginza are full of art galleries featuring paintings, photography, and graphic design.

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Mikimoto, the inventors of cultured pearls and located right next to Wako, always has a display outside their store.

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Cool cars found at the Nissan showroom and on the streets of Ginza.

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Finally, a few pictures of Ginza’s night lights.

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6 thoughts on “Ginza

    • Yes, everytime I walk by there while in Ginza, it is always crowded – I guess this is the norm. Love them or hate them (Apple), they sure attract a lot of consumer customers.

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