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Updated: October 11, 2019

Explore Tokyo’s elegant downtown district that blends deep tradition with cutting-edge technology

Stroll the streets of the historical area of Ginza. Browse both Tokyo’s original department stores and uber-modern shopping and restaurant complexes. Try out the latest technology in Ginza Place's showcase theaters and be entertained by an art form of an altogether different era.

General Tips

  • A half or full day of grown-up city recreation
  • Restaurants can be busy on weekends so avoid peak times to avoid long lines
  • To secure on-the-day tickets for Kabuki go to the box office early
  • If you want a taste of Kabuki without watching the performance, wander around the gallery and gift shop

Map Legend

  • Walking
  • Taxi
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Water Bus

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Busy transport hub servicing Tokyo's most elegant streets

Ginza Station

There are many exits leading up to the streets, but enter Ginza in style by exiting the station via the luxury department stores of Wako or Mitsukoshi and out onto the main boulevard.

Walking5 mins

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Wide streets lined with upmarket stores—a pedestrian paradise on weekends

Ginza Dori

Exit from the historical department stores and browse Ginza's upscale modern boutiques and traditional stores of high repute. Traffic is diverted off the main thoroughfare on weekends and national holidays, meaning you can stroll the streets freely.

Walking10 mins

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Distinctive structure housing high-tech showcases and delectable bistros

Ginza Place

Drop into the striking white structure of Ginza Place for a long lunch. Choose from mouthwatering Kobe Beef, exquisite European bistros and old-fashioned beer halls. See what's new in the high-tech world of audio equipment and automobiles on the showcase floors.

Walking5 mins

4

The stage upon which Japanese traditional performing arts come alive

Kabukiza Theatre

Head in the direction of Higashi-ginza Station to Kabukiza Theatre—the home of Kabuki. Catch the evening show that starts relatively early at 4:30 p.m. You can reserve tickets online, or buy them on the day from the box office. Tickets for individual acts are available if you don't have time for an entire performance.

Walking7 mins

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Modern shopping and dining complex adorned with art

Ginza Six

After you have filled up on Japanese tradition, head back up the main street to the gleaming Ginza Six building. The complex houses shops dedicated to modern living and a range of restaurants and bars for you to toast to a Ginza day of elegance.

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