No trip to Tokyo is complete without a visit to Ginza. Ginza is a trendy and upscale area in Tokyo widely visited by tourists that are attracted to glitzy lights and high-class atmosphere that it has to offer. Be it a shopping experience, looking for the best sushi restaurant, or looking for some good eating; this guide will help you zoom in on the best that Ginza has to offer.
Places to Shop in Ginza:
Ginza and shopping go hand in hand; any shopper or fashionista would delight themselves well with a visit to one of the most affluent shopping districts in Tokyo. Are you ready to get your Ginza shopping experience on?
To start your shopping experience, look no further than Ginza Six! Ginza Six debuted itself in late April of 2017 but has already risen to one of top spots to visit in the Ginza shopping scene. A visit to Ginza Six will spoil you with choices as it is filled with up to 241 different brands; ranging from posh high-branded shops right down to shops dedicated to the arts and crafts.
- Spot name: Ginza Six
- Street address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Ginza, 6−10−1
- Access: 2 minutes on foot from Exit A2 via Ginza Station
Next on the list is Ginza Plaza, or better known as Tokyu Ginza Plaza. Ginza Plaza is a department store located in between the borders of Ginza and Yurakucho. Ginza plaza offers a wonderful Ginza shopping experience that would lighten your wallet and sate your appetite for zany but classy decorations that litter the department store.
- Spot name: Tokyu Ginza Plaza
- Street address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Ginza, 5−2−1
- Access: 1 minute on foot from Exit C2 via Ginza Station
For those looking for some good cosmetic products, located just 10 minutes away from Ginza Plaza to the south is a store called The Ginza by Shiseido. The shop is lined with various cosmetic products, accessories, and also provides beauty lessons for their customers.
- Spot name: The Ginza
- Street address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Ginza, 7−8−10
- Access: 9 minutes on foot from Exit A2 via Ginza Station
A Ginza shopping trip list would not be complete without mentioning the powerhouse that is Uniqlo Ginza. Acting as the flagship store of the very famous brand, Uniqlo Ginza offers the best selection in the world when it comes to Uniqlo products. That fact would not come as a surprise as there are 12 floors worth of Uniqlo products located within Uniqlo Ginza. If you love everything that is Uniqlo, then you should schedule a visit to the store within your travel plans.
- Spot name: Uniqlo Ginza
- Street address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Ginza, 6−9−5
- Access: 4 minutes on foot from Exit A2 via Ginza Station
Where to find Sushi in Ginza
Aside from being a shopper’s paradise, Ginza restaurants are reputable for their extreme detail to pleasing your taste buds. The Ginza sushi scene would not disappoint, as there are various reputable restaurants and chefs, tirelessly handmaking the dream sushi that you would expect to eat in Japan.
Sushi Ginza Onodera
If you’re looking for top quality sushi from professional sushi artists, then look no further than Sushi Ginza Onodera. The restaurant is located a few minutes away from Higashi-Ginza station and is very easily accessible. With professionals trained to present sushi to a worldwide audience to their various chains worldwide, Ginza Onodera will communicate Japanese food culture to you through their sushi.
- Spot name: Sushi Ginza Onodera
- Street address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Ginza, 5−14−14
- Access: 2 minutes on foot from Exit 4 via Higashi Ginza Station
Ginza Sushi Ichi
If that isn’t enough for your Japanese seafood adventure, then Ginza Sushi Ichi would gladly help sate that hunger. Tucked away in a quiet little corner of Ginza stands Sushi Ichi. A visit to this restaurant will greet you with the best Omotenashi that Japan has to offer, along with fresh seasonal seafood straight from Tsukiji Market. Reserve a booking now to experience the best seafood that Japan has to offer.
- Spot name: Ginza Sushi Ichi
- Street address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Ginza, 3−4−4
- Access: 5 minutes on foot from Exit A8 via Ginza Station
Snacks and Restaurants in Ginza
The delicacies in Ginza are not just limited to Sushi however, as there are other noteworthy delectable located within it. From buffets, to chic cafes, to deliciously rich ramen, to crispy fried tempura, katsu and many other delicious morsels waiting to be discovered while exploring the Ginza Japanese restaurant scene.
If you have some cravings for some sweet pastry, then you should try a local favorite called Anpan (Sweet bean jam bread) and who better to serve it than Ginza Kimuraya which has nearly 150 years history! Located just a few minutes away from Ginza station, Ginza Kimuraya has a wide selection of pastry, but they also cater for lunch goers with delicious family favorites in the grill café located within the building.
- Spot name: Ginza Kimuraya
- Street address: 〒104-8212 Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Ginza, 4−5-7
- Access: 1 minute on foot from Exit A9 via Ginza Station
- *There is a brunch located inside the Mitsukoshi Ginza Store, too
Tendon Ginza Itsuki
Have some cravings for Tempura served on a bed of warm rice, a side of savory egg-custard and Japanese pickles? Tendon Ginza Itsuki would be the perfect answer to that craving! Located just a few minutes away from Yurakucho station, Tendon Ginza Itsuki provides the best Tendon experience that you can find in Ginza. Muslims rejoice as Ginza Itsuki is a Halal-Certified restaurant providing some of the best Halal-dining in Tokyo.
- Spot name: Tendon Ginza Itsuki
- Street address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Ginza, 3−1
- Access: 5 minutes on foot from Exit C7 via Ginza Station
If you’re looking for a good place to unwind and have a nice cold beer, then look no further than Ginza Lion! Located just opposite of Ginza Uniqlo, it is the perfect place to have a cold beer and a brat in a German beer hall setting after a day’s worth of shopping.
- Spot name: Ginza Lion
- Street address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Ginza, 7−9−20
- Access: 7 minutes on foot from Exit A2 via Ginza Station
If you’re a fried food lover and looking for a good place to crunch it in Ginza, then you’re in luck! Bairin serves Ginza some of it’s most delicious Tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlets) and it is located just 10 minutes’ walk away from Ginza station.
- Spot name: Ginza Bairin
- Street address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Ginza, 7−8−1
- Access: 7 minutes on foot from Exit A2 via Ginza Station
- About Ginza Station
About Ginza Station
Ginza station is serviced by Tokyo Metro and is one of the major Subway stations in Tokyo. Access to the Tokyo Metro Hibiya, Ginza, and the Marunouchi lines make it convenient to get to other major transportation hubs in Tokyo.
Although the station is underground, it is interconnected with many shops, department stores, and even offers access to nearby train stations, such as the JR Yurakucho station and Higashi-Ginza Station.
This makes Ginza station convenient, as you can avoid the summer heat and rainy season by staying underground to travel to specific areas in Ginza. With handy maps available throughout the station and several tourist information booths, there’s no worry about getting lost!
- Spot name: Ginza Station
- Street address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Ginza, 4-1-2
- Access: Serviced by the Tokyo Metro Ginza, Hibiya, and Marunouchi lines.