Ginza is a Tokyo shopping street with a long history. There are many trendy department stores and shopping malls, like Mitsukoshi, Tokyu Plaza, GINZA SIX, etc. In addition, there are also many lively shopping streets. Especially, Togoshi Ginza and Yanaka Ginza are famous for their unique characteristics. We will introduce more about the shopping spots in Ginza.
Ginza is a Town for Trendy Shopping
Ginza is one of the highest-class towns in Tokyo. It can also say that Ginza is a town for stylish adults enjoy shopping. In fact, you will surprise at its cleanness despite its popularity. Also, there are a lot of high-class foreign brand stores along the street, and you will want to take a picture with its beautiful views.
It Must be on Your Bucket List! Shopping Spots in Ginza
This department store has many high-class brand stores, and it fits to the atmosphere of Ginza. They sell clothes for adult ladies, accessories, and cosmetics, so you can enjoy window shopping at this department store. too. Grass park, “Ginza Park” is located at 9th floor of this department store, and you can enjoy the nice atmosphere which makes you forget that you are at the center of Tokyo. Also, a confectionery section which is located at the basement floor is popular as well. You can get sweet snacks like cakes and cookies which are loved by all generation women.
- name of the spot: Ginza Mitsukoshi
- address: 4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- access: Connected to Ginza Station on Tokyo Metoro Ginza line or Marunouchi Line
Tokyu Plaza Ginza
This large shopping mall was opened in 2016. This mall has many foreign brand shops which are rare in Japan, and they have a duty-free shop too. You can enjoy shopping at both traditional and latest products at this department store.
- Spot name: Tokyu Plaza Ginza
- Address: 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- Access: connected to Ginza Station (Tokyo metro)
This one of the biggest shopping mall in Ginza has just opened in 2017. This mall has luxury brand stores like Christian Dior and Saint Lauren, and there’s a floor which has only luxury cosmetic brand shops. Also, artworks are decorated in many stores, and dessert and sweets are very popular at this mall. And, you should check about their limited sweets too.
Some brand shops have a room only for their members, and this service is rare in Asia. Therefore, this mall is very popular for foreigners.
- Spot name: GINZA SIX
- Address: 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- Access: 2 minutes walking from Ginza Station (Tokyo metro)
Matsuya and Mitsukoshi have a long history in Ginza. This department store is popular among women because of its neat and stylish style. Each floor has a specialist, and you can receive some service from them. You can also get advices for your fashion or accessories coordinate too.
Sweets section is at a basement floor, and this sweets section is famous for its large selection of sweets. They have a lot of good reputation sweets which Japanese like to get for their souvenir.
- Spot name: Matsuya Ginza
- Address: 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- Access: connected to Ginza Station (Tokyo metro)
Lately, there are many affordable fashion shops are open in Ginza. The size of the building and their large selection of items are very outstanding. Especially, the size of UNIQLO Ginza is one of the biggest UNIQLO store in the world.
This building has 12 floors and all floors sell UNIQLO products. They have many character and art corroborated items and limited item only for this location too. You can enjoy shopping at this store with this large selection of items.
- Spot name: UNIQLO Ginza
- Address: 6-9-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- Access: 4 minutes walking from Ginza Station (Tokyo metro)
Hakuhinkan Toy Park Ginza Shop
If you visit Ginza with your kids, this store is great for you. From a basement floor to 4th floor, the entire store sells toys, dolls and wide range of cute and funny goods. Many toys are demonstrated in front of the store, so it is fun to just watch them too. Why don’t you visit this store with your family?
- Spot name: Hakuhinkan Toy Park Ginza Shop
- Address: 8-8-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- Access: 5 minutes walking from Ginza Station (Tokyo metro)
Enjoy Delicious food with Low Price at Togoshi Ginza
The image of Ginza is busy, there are many street names added Ginza after those names. Togoshi Ginza is one of the most famous ““〇〇Ginza” in Japan. This shopping street has stores which are loved by local people.
Good Foods with Cheap Price
One of the good things of this shopping street is very affordable foods. You can try Japanese traditional foods like yakitori, karaage and croquette, sweet food like soft serve ice cream and taiyaki. They are all affordable.
Vegetable stores and butchers are also famous for their affordable prices. You can save your money with getting foods from these shopping streets before going back to your hotel.
How to Get to Togoshi Ginza
The nearest station is Togoshi Station on Tokyu Ikegami Line or Toei Asakusa Line. It takes 3 minutes from Gotanda Station which you can transfer to JR Yamanote Line.
Feel Retro Atmosphere at Yanaka Ginza
Yanaka Ginza is located at east side of Tokyo. This shopping street has an old Tokyo’s atmosphere. It still keeps the atmosphere from 50 years ago, and there are many small stores along the street.
The View which Japanese People Feel Nostalgic
You can enjoy the opposite atmosphere from Ginza at Yanaka Ginza. The reason this shopping street is popular is old but maintained buildings and furniture, also you can have a nice communication with local people. They serve nice to you, so it is a great opportunity for you to use some easy Japanese to shop staff.
Yuyake Dandan which expresses "the stairs you can see sunset" is a great spot for photo shooting. You can see the Yanaka Ginza and beautiful orange lights at the time of sunset. Let’s enjoy the old town’s busy atmosphere with watching people who are on their way home.
How to Get to Yanaka Ginza
The nearest station is Nippori Station on JR Yamanote Line and it is 5 minute-walk from the station. You will find Yanaka Ginza after going down the Yuyake Dandan stairs. It is a 12 minute-ride from Tokyo Station to Nippori Station by JR Yamanote Line.