Ginza is the most expensive real estate area in Tokyo, thus, the area is known as the most high-end shopping district. However, the truth is that in Ginza, you can enjoy amazing shopping tour from luxury products to variety goods and stationaries to local products from each part of Japan. If your shopping crave needs to be fulfilled, head to Ginza and find these 15 recommended shopping places to have the best shopping experience in Tokyo.
1. Ginza Mitsukoshi (銀座三越)
Ginza Mitsukoshi is the oldest department store chain in Japan, founded 1673. Mituskoshi has got everything; including clothes for women, men, and kids, most delicious foods, kitchen tools, toys, selecting the most high quality products in Japan and the world. This department store is seven floors high with a great restaurant of Japanese cuisine, so when you are tired of tour you can sit and enjoy in delicious food.
Address: 4-6-16, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2. Matsuya Ginza (松屋 銀座)
Matsuya Ginza is another huge department store where you can find world brands of clothes and jewelry. There is also the restaurant floor, where you can make a break and then continue your shopping adventure. There is also a gallery on the 8th floor. Exhibition changes seasonally and it is a good place to stop to relax by touching some art while shopping.
Adress: 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
3. Kabukiza (歌舞伎座)
Kabukiza is a theater of Kabuki, but also a place where you can buy all kind of souvenirs of Kabuki theater, Kabuki art, Kabuki goods and other traditional Japanese products. There are also small cafe where you can enjoy soft serve, coffee, etc to take a break from shopping.
Address: Ginza 4-12-15, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
4. GINZA SIX
GINZA SIX is a facility with shops, restaurants, cafes, cultural facilities, and offices. Since its opening in 2017, it has been the center of the trend in the Ginza area. The shops here are various: jewelry, cosmetics, fashions, books, etc. Shops are both domestic and international brands. (Although Lifestyle shops are mostly domestic brands) The food floor on the basement is amazing with many delicious foods and drinks. Especially the sake liquor store Imadeya has a great selection of Japanese sake. There is also a gallery on the 5th floor where you can appreciate Japanese artists' works.
Address: 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
5. Yurakucho Itocia (有楽町 イトシア)
This shopping Center of 5,600 square meters is offering exclusive experience of watching a movie, enjoying delicious food and coffee, and shop delicious food for your souvenir. There is a casual food street on B1 Floor where you can grab light snacks and meals, and shops to purchase delicious souvenir.
Address: Yurakucho, 2−７−1 Chiyoda, Tokyo
6. LUMINE Yurakucho (LUMINE 有楽町)
Lumine Yarakucho is a very elegant mall, containing two buildings of LUMINE, LUMINE1 and LUMINE2, with fantastic clothes and exclusive food delights. The shops here are mainly for lat 20’s to 30’s generation females.
Address: 2-5-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo
7. Tokyu Plaza Ginza (東急プラザ銀座)
Tokyu Plaza Ginza is a newly opened shopping mall in March 2016. In Tokyu Plaza Ginza, you can find some of the leading world brands and most Japanese known brands.
This is a superb place for shopping but also for entertainment. You will love this two places- 6th floor and rooftop are the places where events are held for entertainment.
Address: 5 Chome-2-1 Ginza, Tokyo
8. Marronnier Gate (マロニエゲート)
Marronnier Gate is a large shopping mall, very close to several metro stations. It will also expand the buildings in March 2017, reconstructing the site of now closed PRINTEMPS Ginza. Here, you will be able to visit a bunch of small shops and 5 floors of Tokyu Hands shops; shops where you can buy urban do-it-yourself stuff, arts, and crafts.
Adress: 2 Chome-2-14 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
9. Ginza Chuo Street (銀座中央通り)
This is the main shopping street in Ginza, one of the most breath-taking locations that you should see in Ginza. Ginza Chuo Street from Ginza 1 Chome to 8 Chome is where most of the high-end brand shops are located. In Ginza Chuo Street, you will enjoy in relaxing walk and shopping on Sunday pedestrian street.
Address: Ginza Chuo Street, Ginza, Tokyo
10. Ginza Hakuhinkan Toy Park (銀座博品館 Toy Park)
This is a recommended place for all ages, where you can buy toys for kids and for adults. There is a huge Mini-4WD track on the 4th Floor, where you can bring your Mini-4WD and make it run on the track!
Address: 8 Chome-8-11 Chuo, Ginza, Tokyo
11. Sanrio World GINZA (サンリオワールド銀座)
If you are in Ginza and you need to buy presents for your friends, Sanrio World is a
department store that you definitely need to visit. This is the largest Sanrio product shop in the world. This is also a place for all fans of Hello Kitty, My Melody, etc.
Address: 4-1 Saki, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
12. Itoya Ginza (伊東屋 銀座)
Itoya Ginza is the largest stationary and paper shop in Tokyo, which was established in 1904. You will find famous Japanese gadgets, crafts and cards, unlimited number of colored paper, etc, in Itoya Ginza. You will also be able to enjoy and buy some of the most beautiful globes from prestigious collection of 50 kinds of different globes.
Address: 2 Chome-7-15 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
13. Ginza Loft (銀座ロフト)
If you need lifestyle & general commodities retail market in Ginza you need to see Ginza Loft. This is a perfect place to find souvenirs from Japan. They have various products from cosmetics, kitchenware, stationaries, and character goods.
Address: 1F-6F Ginzavelviakan, 2-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
14. MUJI GINZA (無印良品 銀座)
MUJI GINZA is a part of Muji stores chain, very known and widespread all over Japan and some parts of the world. This is one of the largest MUJI stores in Tokyo. The company motto is selling of “no name” goods, “no branded” items; quality is the only criteria. MUJI GINZA is a complex which includes a shop, cafe, bakery, restaurants, and hotel.
Address: 3-3-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
15. Antenna Shops, find products from Hokkaido, Kumamoto, Osaka, etc
“Antenna Shops” are where you can buy local, regional food and goods from other prefectures all over Japan, are gathered in Ginza area. Local governments approve these shops as touristic attraction and a great way to promote Japanese food and goods. There are total over 30 antenna shops in Ginza area. 15 of them are in Kotsu Kaikan including Hokkaido antenna shop “Dosanko Plaza”, in front of JR Yurakucho Station.
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Information in this article is as of February 2017. Refer to the official websites for the latest information.
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