A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

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  • Check Out the Best Local Photo Spots!
  • Experience the Charms of Strolling Around Ginza
  • Take a stroll while enjoying the charming and sophisticated atmosphere of Ginza, an area well-known as one of Japan's most elegant and distinguished shopping areas.As Ginza historically features a collection of stores from some of the fashion world's most renowned domestic and international brands, there are a number of classic photo spots throughout the area that will make you want to take photos.

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Take a stroll while enjoying the charming and sophisticated atmosphere of Ginza, an area well-known as one of Japan's most elegant and distinguished shopping areas.
As Ginza historically features a collection of stores from some of the fashion world's most renowned domestic and international brands, there are a number of classic photo spots throughout the area that will make you want to take photos.

* The listed times are for reference only.

A short walk
01
  • Kabukiza Theatre
  • Time required: About 50 minutes
  • Kabuki Theatre is the classic Kabuki theater in Tokyo where you can enjoy not only traditional Kabuki performances in the theater, but also an array of shops that sell various Kabuki goods, miscellaneous Japanese goods, and Japanese sweets. In addition, at the Kabuki Theatre Gallery on the 5th floor, you can participate in a hands-on experience with props that are actually used during performances, as well as see actors enter and exit performances on the Hanamichi platform that connects the back of the theater to the main stage. To complete your experience, please also be sure to check out the traditional Japanese-style garden on the roof.
  • Kabukiza Theatre

    Kabukiza Theatre

A ten-minute walk
02
  • Ginza Itoya Main Store
  • Time required: About 30 minutes
  • Ginza Itoya is a long-running shop that has continually specialized in all things stationery since its original opening in 1904. In addition to its branded products, which feature an array of well-known, high quality stationery, the company also sells furniture, bags and interior goods. What’s more, staying true to the refined atmosphere of the area, Itoya takes great care in displaying its products beautifully in the style of an art museum so that you can enjoy a nice and sophisticated ambience as you browse the shop at your leisure.
  • Ginza Itoya Main Store
A five-minute walk
03
  • Ginza 4-chome Intersection
  • Time required: About 10 minutes
  • Ginza 4-chome intersection is the crossroads of Ginza's symbolic Chuo-dori (Ginza-dori) and Harumi-dori, and is anchored by two quintessential local icons; the Wako clock tower, which was originally built in 1932, and the Ginza Mitsukoshi lion statues, which have guarded the entrance of the Mitsukoshi department store since 1914. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the area between the Ginza-dori entrance intersection and the Ginza 8-chome intersection is closed to wheeled traffic to create a safe and enjoyable pedestrian paradise.
  • Ginza 4-chome Intersection

    Ginza 4-chome Intersection

  • Address
    4-chome,Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Direction
    A short walk from Ginza Sta. Exits A1,2,3,5,6,8,9,10 on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line, or Hibiya Line
A two-minute walk
04
  • GINZA SIX
  • Time required: About 40 minutes
  • Ginza Six is a large luxury shopping complex that features an abundance of upscale stores with classy and elegant store designs. The complex additionally features many other notable highlights, including a 4,000 square meter rooftop garden, which is the largest in the Ginza area, and a beautiful collection of artwork on the second floor in the central atrium. For your convenience, there is a tourist service center located on the ground floor that offers services in English. "Celebration of Life-Festival of the Sea of Stars-" (Exhibited until late February 2020)
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  • GINZA SIX

    GINZA SIX

A two-minute walk
05
  • Café Paulista
  • Time required: About 60 minutes
  • Café Paulista is a well-known and long-established retro-styled café that has specialized in bringing the rich taste of Brazilian coffee to Japan since its original foundation in 1910. Along with this more than 100 year history in Ginza, it is said that the Japanese term "Ginza bura," which means "strolling around Ginza," actually originates from "drinking Brazilian coffee in Ginza," as there was a popular assumption that if you were to drink coffee at a local shop during your stroll around the area, you would be issued a "Ginza bura certificate."
  • Café Paulista

    Café Paulista

  • Address
    Nagasaki Center Building 1F, 8-9,Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Direction
    A five-minute walk from Ginza Station Exit A4 on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line, or Hibiya Line , or a five-minute walk from Shinbashi Sta. on the JR Line
    Open Hours
    8:30~21:30 on Monday to Saturday,
    11:30~20:00 on Sundays
    Day Off
    Open all year round
    Contact
    03-3572-6160
    03-3572-6160
    Web Site
    http://www.paulista.co.jp
A five-minute walk
06
  • Namiki- dori Street
  • Time required: About 20 minutes
  • Namiki-dori, a quiet street located two streets away from Chuo-dori, is known for its unique collection of world-famous luxury brand shops. Depending on the season, the night comes alive with lights so that pedestrians can enjoy a relaxing stroll through a romantic atmosphere.
  • Namiki- dori Street

    Namiki- dori Street

A five-minute walk
07
  • GINZA MATSUZAKI SENBEI
  • Time required: About 15 minutes
  • Ginza Matsuzaki Senbei is a long-established gourmet senbei (rice cracker) store that has been in operation for over 200 years. The basement floor specializes in "Kawara Senbei," which is well-known for its resemblance to traditional tile, and also features an area where you can see videos of the senbei manufacturing process, including examples of sintering and branding. Traditional Kawara Senbei uses molasses to gorgeously capture the essence of Japanese seasons using classic designs that are carefully drawn one by one by experienced craftsmen.
  • GINZA MATSUZAKI SENBEI

    GINZA MATSUZAKI SENBEI

A five-minute walk
08
  • Tokyu Plaza Ginza (Kiriko Terrace)
  • Time required: About 35 minutes
  • TOKYU PLAZA GINZA is a large redeveloped commercial complex that features an eye-catching architectural design based on Edo Kiriko, a traditional Japanese craft. Kiriko Terrace, a handsome roof garden which features an abundance of both greenery and water, is a public space where you can relax and enjoy one of Ginza's most well-known photo spots.
  • Tokyu Plaza Ginza (Kiriko Terrace)

    Tokyu Plaza Ginza (Kiriko Terrace)

A one-minute walk

Route map

Introduction of local specialty shops in Chuo City—you can experience foods and items collected from around Japan.

Introduction of local specialty shops in Chuo City—you can experience foods and items collected from around Japan.