Tokyo presents an unending variety of delights to every traveller who ventures into its boundaries, from its neon skyline to its spiritual secrets, and from its electronic extravaganza to its fresh, green spaces. Whether you pick one or choose to enjoy them all, it will leave you with an experience like no other.
For those who love shopping, or simply roaming through a magnificently lit city, Tokyo gives you Ginza, its most famous upscale shopping, entertainment and dining district. Find yourself standing on one of Japan’s most expensive real estate, as you take in the art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, nightclubs, cafes and department stores that build its glamour quotient. The epicentre of luxury, it’s here that you’ll find the leading lifestyle brands, flagship stores, trendy boutiques and cosmetic heaven. So make sure you carry a fat wallet, to splurge on and indulge in everything amazing.
Ginza is a shopper’s paradise – whether you actually make purchases or simply window shop. Chuo-dori street, Ginza’s main shopping avenue is closed to traffic from 12pm to 5pm on weekends, so you can enjoy strolling through the district with ease. If sparkly stones fascinate you, then pay a visit to Cartier and Louis Vuitton, also Shimansky. For a high on all things electronic, head to the ultra modern Apple store or the Sony building. Ginza is also home to famous department stores like the exclusive Wako, Matsuya, Hankyu and Mitsukoshi, renowned for their superlative customer service. Fashions aside, look for the 4-storey Hakuhinkan Toy Park, one of the largest toy stores in the world, promising an enthralling experience for all.
Once you’re through looking inside Ginza’s numerous stores, take the time to look outside, and discover its amazing architecture. Very modern, very attractive, it has the power to hold you spellbound through its sheer beauty and festive lighting. Don’t miss the Hermes building with its symmetrical, illuminated squares and Mikimoto’s irregular windows that glow with interesting light. The huge, beautifully illuminated Christmas tree at Mikimoto’s main location is another attraction that should not be missed during the holidays.
Ginza is where you should go, to see Tokyo’s famed neon lights. If you’re a photography enthusiast, carry your gear and enjoy its illuminated offerings.
From classy French patisseries and top of the line sushi restaurants to more affordable eateries, Ginza has what it takes to be a culinary paradise. If you’re in the mood for Indian food, then Ginza has one of those too. However, it is known best for its nightlife, with numerous bars, lounges and nightclubs dotting the district, and inviting well-dressed patrons. Of course, if you’d prefer to pay a little less for the same drinks, go to nearby Shibuya or Shinjuku instead. And for delicious yakitori, head to the rustic outdoor eateries at Yakitori Alley in Yurakucho, just adjacent to Ginza.
Whatever you’re here for, you can be assured that a trip to Ginza will leave you with a deep feeling of satisfaction, a much lighter wallet, and some amazing memories.
If you are planning to visit Ginza in Tokyo, do not hesitate to contact your luxury travel designer Mr. Isao Numano.