TOP THINGS TO DO IN GINZA and TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

The entire Ginze area is full of high end shops and boutiques, so shopping is the major attraction, but there are an assortment of sightseeing things to do in the nearby vicinity. See the below list of Ginza tourist attractions.

THE IMPERIAL PALACE

West about a 10 minute walk from Ginza are the Imperial Palace grounds, where the Japanese Imperial Family lives. It is possible to take photos at the main entry gate.

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CHUO-DORI AVENUE

The main shopping drag is full of ritzy looking storefronts and luxury goods. Department stores usually have a food floor on their basement floors, and restaurants on the top floors.

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SHIMBASHI STATION

The area around Shimbashi station is a grittier area with many restaurants and izakaya pubs. It is a popular place for company workers to go drinking after work.

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HAMARIKYU KOEN PARK

This expansive park has open fields, ponds and tea houses. Formerly an imperial garden, it is a great place to take a break from the big city. It is possible to catch the ferry to Asakusa or Odaiba from the port.

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HIBIYA PARK

Hibiya Park isn't so big, but it can be a nice place to walk through or enjoy a rest on a bench. There are often events during the summer.

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GINZA SIX

Ginza 6 is full of upscale shops, tasty restaurants and cafes. It is one of the newest shopping place in Ginza, opened in 2017 and very ultra modern and spacious.

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TSUKIJI OLD FISH MARKET

Tokyo's Fish Auction and Market moved, but the old market of cobbled together restaurants and shops is still a great place to get fresh sushi. Most places are open from early morning until 4pm or so.

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KABUKI-ZA

Tokyo's top Kabuki Theater is just outside Higashi-Ginza station, or a 10 minute walk from Ginza. The theater building itself is impressive. Shows and admission for shortened shows are available.

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Tourist Map of Ginza (PDF)!