Ginza is known for its wide array of brands, making it one of the busiest shopping districts in Japan. Ginza is home to two historic department stores—Mitsukoshi (founded 1673) and Matsuya (founded 1925). The two remain to be a great place for a quintessential Japanese shopping experience. These places offer a display of Japanese goods and brands, perfect for souvenir shopping. Both also feature basement food courts serving an exclusive collection of international delicacies.
The first and the largest Apple store in Japan is located in Ginza. Get the latest Apple products or get tips from the expert staff in the six-floor stainless steel and glass structure, easy to spot among its neighboring designer stores.
Furusato Antenna Shops
There are shops in Ginza that specializes in local products from each region in Japan. They cater to both Japanese customers and the tourists. The Washita Shop on Ginza’s main street is known for its Okinawan food and cosmetics.
Mujirushi Ryohin or MUJI to the rest of the world is known for its monochromatic simplistic home goods. They are sold for a cheap price, but they remain high-quality. The store offers products not commonly found in the brand’s international branches.
Ginza Hakuhinkan Toy Park
The Ginza Hakuhinkan Toy Park offers an impressive inventory of hundreds of thousands of toys. The floors of the toy park are arranged according to different types. The basement or the Fashion Doll Park, as the name suggests, is dedicated to dolls and doll accessories. Going up on the first floor and the inexpensive and unique souvenirs like quirky smartphone cases and flavored Kit-Kats could be found. The second-floor houses stuffed toys, while the third caters educational toys. And lastly, games, hobby goods, and puzzles could be found on the fourth floor.
Marronnier Gate is a commercial complex that houses a multitude of Japanese and international fashion and home brands. The Tokyu Hands department store is located in the fifth through ninth floors of the building. The department store sells a variety of items ranging from Japanese stationery and electronics to imported cleaning products and cosmetics. Restaurants could be found on 10th through the 12th floors.
One of the largest GU branches in Japan could also be found in Ginza. GU is a budget-friendly clothing shop that is a cheaper sister store of Uniqlo. Women’s clothes are found in the first three floors of the store, children’s clothing is on the third, sportswear on the fourth, and men’s clothes on the fifth floor.
Ginza 6 is a state-of-the-art shopping mall that opened in 2017. It is a perfect destination for someone looking to splurge on some luxury brands. It houses flagship stores such as Kenzo, Yves Saint Laurent, and Fendi. The shopping mall also offers 24 different restaurants and cafes, a Noh theater, and a large garden on the rooftop. The place is foreign-friendly having a tourist information center, duty-free services, and a currency exchange kiosk.
How To Go
1. Ginza Station in Hibiya
2. Marunouchi and Ginza Subway Lines and Yurakucho Station in JR Yamanote Line
3. JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
4. Yurakucho Subway Line
Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
Address of Chuo-ku Ginza Tokyo