Ginza is recognized as one of the most luxurious and upscale shopping districts in the world.
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.
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).
Popular Japanese large department stores such as Matsuya, Matsuzakaya and Mitsukoshi have been located in Ginza for many years.
Many upscale fashion clothing flagship stores are located in Ginza, such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Armani, etc.
Recent additions are less upscale, such as Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M and Forever 21.
You will also find several buildings with distinct designs.
The flagship Apple Store is very popular.
Sukiyabashi Crossing is another major intersection, with Yūrakuchō Center and the Sony buildings (for a later post).
The side streets of Ginza are full of art galleries featuring paintings, photography, and graphic design.
Mikimoto, the inventors of cultured pearls and located right next to Wako, always has a display outside their store.
Cool cars found at the Nissan showroom and on the streets of Ginza.
Finally, a few pictures of Ginza’s night lights.