Ginza – shopping capital for Tokyo’s rich and famous

Ginza is a posh shopping district famous for it’s abundance of fashion stores, most of which represent some of the world’s leading brands (think Gucci, Prada and Armani!). Whilst there are a lot of fashion stores in Ginza, there are other things to do also. Ginza is home to many chic cafes selling some of Japan’s finest pastries and cakes. To be honest though most of the money you spend towards your coffee and cake will probably be paying for real estate considering Ginza is one of the most expensive areas in all of Japan! Japan’s leading department stores such as Mitsukoshi can also be found here if you still need to satisfy you hunger for fashion! For a bit of a change I really recommend visiting the Sony Building- over here you can check out all the latest gadgets and gizmos that the electronics giant has to offer as well as buy some of them in their duty free store. Located in the east of Ginza is the famous Kabuki-za theatre where, you can see some of the most expensive but also the best Kabuki in Tokyo. The Marunouchi area (home to the iconic Tokyo Station) is just a short walk away from Ginza, and there you can find even more fashion stores (they even have a Harrods!). Anyway, whilst I’m not into fashion (to be honest, even if I was, I wouldn’t be able to afford most of it!) I really enjoy taking a walk in Ginza and around the Marunouchi area- it’s a great way to spend a lazy afternoon on a nice sunny day.

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2 thoughts on “Ginza – shopping capital for Tokyo’s rich and famous

  1. I have to agree to that! My favourite places are probably Jimbocho, Shibuya and Akiba, although Jimbocho is a bit of an odd place for shopping, it’s great for finding old books, magazines and videos.

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