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Off for a leisurely stroll in Ginza

Ginza is home to both trendsetting boutiques of global high-end brands and established stores that continue to run business in the place of their founding. Here, let’s embark on a nostalgic journey of the upscale district and discover the new charms of Ginza.

Ginza Wako

Wako is a well-known landmark of Ginza. The clock tower on the main building pays homage to its forerunner, a watch store, by continuing to chime every hour on the hour today. The current building was erected in 1932 in Neo-Renaissance style featuring a gently curving façade. The window display that changes each season is also a hallmark of Ginza.

Address 4-5-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Contact information 03-3562-2111 (switchboard; Japanese-, English-, and Chinese-speaking staff only)
URL http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/chuo/spot/40004.html

Ginza Retro Gallery Musee

The gallery occupying a modern architecture-style building completed in 1932 features a then-popular brick tile exterior wall facing Showa-dori Street. Inside, an imposing cedarwood ceiling welcomes visitors to the atmosphere of the good old Showa period (1926–89). In contrast to the structure, the gallery presents new senses of values by providing a showcase for up-and-coming artists.

Address Kawasaki Brand Design Bldg., 1-20-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Contact information 03-6228-6694 (Japanese only)
URL http://kawasaki-brand-design.com/(External link)

Ginza Tricolore

Brick exterior wall covered in ivy, wooden revolving door, and sofas upholstered in red velvet—the prestigious café in business since 1936 is the epitome of a classic. Each cup of coffee is hand-dripped with care for an authentic flavor. Enjoy with sandwiches or sweets, like éclairs filled with cream after the order is placed and handmade apple pie.


  • Photo by Hirosuke Omori

  • Photo by Hirosuke Omori
Address 5-9-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Contact information 03-3571-1811 (Japanese only)
URL http://www.tricolore.co.jp/ginza_trico/(External link)

The perfect treat for Ginza

Ginza Kimuraya

The bakery founded in 1869 invented Japan’s world-renowned anpan (bean jam-filled bun). The bakery on the first floor offers as many as 150 varieties of bread and cake. The second floor is a café, and the third and fourth floors restaurants. Nibble on an anpan born in Ginza and explore the upscale shopping district in style.

Address 4-5-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Contact information 03-3561-0091 (Japanese only)
URL http://www.ginzakimuraya.jp/(External link)

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