Ginza is an important area within the ward of Chuo, which is in the center of Tokyo. Famous for having flagship stores of many high-end brands from all around the world, Ginza is known as the town of luxury brands.

Lining up in the famous shopping street, there are many department stores, luxury brand flagship stores, and buildings containing many shops and restaurants. High-end sushi restaurants in this area are especially famous worldwide. But not everything is expensive. Being just at the side of Tsukiji Fish Market makes it easy for restaurants to serve fresh seafood at reasonable prices.

Ginza is also known for being rich in the arts. Kabukiza Theatre is the principal theater in Tokyo for the traditional kabuki drama form. You can also find many small art galleries within the area.

 

WHAT TO DO

Ginza is Tokyo's upscale shopping district, packed with numbers of luxury brand shops and department complexes. You can extend your way easily to Tokyo's historic food market, Tsukiji Fish Market and traditional Japanese garden Hamarikyu. Here are our picks of the best things to do in Ginza area.

15 Best Things to Do in Ginza

SHOPPING

Ginza is known as Tokyo's luxury shopping district as numbers of high fashion brands and long-established department stores gather within the area. Check out our Ginza shopping guide and find the best places to shop!

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RESTAURANTS

Ginza is a great place to explore Tokyo's food diversity, offering a wide range of culinary experiences for everyone including Michelin starred sushi restaurants to budget-friendly casual eateries.

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TOP ATTRACTIONS

From modern galleries to a bustling food market, you can enjoy sightseeing and have unique experiences all day in Ginza and Tsukiji.

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NEARBY AREAS AND ATTRACTIONS

Ginza has a great access to many other popular tourist spots in Tokyo as it's served by multiple subways and trains which directly connect to stations including Roppongi, Asakusa, Shinjuku and Shibuya. There are several attractive areas nearby including Yurakucho and Nihonbashi, which are both home to with many shops, restaurants and hotel as well as Tsukiji's outer market. With a short walk to Shimbashi Station, you can also take Yurikamome Line to visit the man-made island in Tokyo Bay, Odaiba.

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How to Get Ginza

Ginza has a great access to many other popular tourist spots in Tokyo as it's served by multiple subways and trains which directly connect to stations including Roppongi, Asakusa, Shinjuku and Shibuya. The most convenient stations for accessing the Ginza district are Ginza Station on the Hibiya, Marunouchi and Ginza Subway Lines and Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line and Yurakucho Subway Line. It's also within a walking distance to Yurakucho, the business hub with many shops, restaurants and hotels and Tsukiji, home to the former wholesale market. With a short walk to Shimbashi Station, you can also take Yurikamome Line to the man-made island in Tokyo Bay, Odaiba.