Spots in Tokyo / Ginza / Nihombashi Area

  • Imperial Palace East Garden
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    4.0
    2770 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Chiyoda The Imperial Palace East Gardens
    The Imperial Palace East Garden was created on land that had formerly formed part of the Honmaru, Ninomaru and Sannomaru zones of Edo Castle, during the construction of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo; the East Garden is open to the public. A number of historical remains and vestiges of Edo Castle can be seen in the East Garden, including part of the Tenshu-dai (the foundation platform for the castle’s main tower), the Ote-mon Gate, the Hyakunin Bansho guardhouse, etc., and as a result the East Garden attracts large numbers of both overseas and domestic tourists. The East Garden also has a wealth of natural beauty, including the “Prefectural Trees” presented to the Garden by every prefecture in Japan, making it a popular place for a stroll or just to sit and relax.

    This beautiful palace, which is surrounded by lush gardens, is incongruously set in bustling Tokyo, yet it evokes a tranquility and calm thats hard to find elsewhere. Its a beautiful place to go...

  • Hibiya Park
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    4.0
    1098 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Hibiyakouen 1-6
    A metropolitan park opened in 1903 as Japan’s first modern Western-style park. The park’s spacious grounds are filled with a variety of trees and flowers and is a popular and well-known place to enjoy flowers. Events are held in the park year-round such as gardening shows and a Christmas market.

    Came here by train and was hoping to see cherry blossoms. Looks like we were too early and not much cherry blossoms. Near Imperial Palace.

  • Kabukiza Theatre
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    4.5
    1004 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 4-12-15
    This theater located in the Ginza area of Tokyo's Chuo City is dedicated solely to kabuki. The current building is the fifth iteration of the Kabuki-za, having undergone reconstruction and remodeling in accordance with destruction by fire, repairs, and changing eras since it opened in 1889. In addition to the many types of seats from the first floor box seats to the third floor seats, on the fourth floor are the popular “hito-maku miseki,” special seats that allow people to see any one act of a kabuki play. The building's Japanese-style exterior with its tiled roof and balustrades makes for a splendid balance with the Kabukiza Tower that stands behind it and the Ginza streetscapes. In the basement is the Kobikicho Plaza with souvenir shops and restaurants.

    Went to short version. A neat cultural experience. Make sure you get one of the little translators to use,makes it more enjoyable to know the story as you go along. Nice venue and costumes.

  • Tokyo International Forum
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    4.0
    948 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 3-5-1
    A multipurpose public culture facility with eight halls of various sizes as well as 34 meeting rooms. The facility frequently hosts cultural events that help share with the world the unique charms of Japan. The airy Glass Building hall, walled in by huge glass panels, has been awarded three Michelin stars, and is a popular tourist spot in and of itself. The entire facility is decorated with works of art, and visitors can come and enjoy the building like an art museum.

    Beautiful building and not a bad walk from Tokyo Station. We specifically appreciated it because we were hiding from the rain and it has a number of shops inside. It was being set up for a big expo...

  • UNIQLO Ginza
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    4.0
    469 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 6-9-5 Ginza comats East building 1-12 F
    This shop offering casual wear, accessories, and other fashion items is the global flagship store of UNIQLO fashion brand. The massive 12-story shop boasts the world's largest selection of UNIQLO products in the world. The floor dedicated to the UT collection of graphic t-shirts, which feature licensed characters, artwork, and other exclusive designs is also the world's largest and one of the shop's biggest attractions. The store has foreign staff members on duty at all times, allowing shoppers from overseas to enjoy a smooth shopping experience.

    The biggest Uniqlo in Tokyo. I love Uniqlo as their clothes are affordable and good quality. It is also simple with timeless fashion, making it easy to match. I can easily spend 1-2 hours there...

  • Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
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    4.0
    266 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 1-4-1
    This venerable department store is located in Nihonbashi, Chuo City, Tokyo. It got its start in the Edo Period as Echigoya, a dry goods store that became popular with the common people for its revolutionary business methods. In 1904, it became Japan's first department store. Comprised of the Main Building and the New Building, the store offers a wide range of high-quality items including fashion, household goods, books, jewelry, and more. It is also famous as the originator of kid's menus in Japan. The entrance to the main building features a lion statue that serves as the store's symbol.

    Japan’s oldest department store. Beside the multiple fashion brand, both local and international, the depachika food hall at the basement worth the visit.

  • Ginza Itoya
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    4.5
    344 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 2-7-15
    This long-established stationary store was founded in 1904 and is known for carrying a wide range of goods from art supplies to office supplies, high grade writing materials and original merchandise. The new G. Itoya main store which was reconstructed in June of 2015 is easily identified by the large red paperclip on its sign outside. K. Itoya, which has a large fountain pen on its exterior sign, is a space to enjoy shopping that was designed under the concept of being a retreat for adults.

    I loved this shop! I spent hours browsing and did a lot of shopping! Cards, pens, markers, calendars...you name it. They have it all! Absolutely gorgeous. Will definitely go back.

  • Marunouchi Building
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    4.0
    304 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 2-4-1
    The Maru Building has assembled a large variety of over 140 international and domestic shops and restaurants in this landmark building. The premium zone restaurants on the 35th and 36th floors offer a fine dining experience.

    Great mall with fashion - no international big brands - nice local Japanese. Great selection of eateries especially on level 5 and 6, and spaces to sit down and take a rest. The reason I came here...

  • Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
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    4.5
    413 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 2-6-2
    Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum is a museum with exhibitions focusing on modern 19th century art from the West. Built in 1894, the building was Marunouchi’s first Western-style office building, the “Mitsubishi Ichigokan” which was designed by the English architect Josiah Conder has been restored. There is no permanent exhibitions but instead planned exhibitions are opened 3–4 times a year. In addition to the museum café and shop, there is also a space called “the Archive Room” where you can experience the history of Marunouchi.

    It is really nice building among the big skyscrapers. It is a nice museum but unfortunately I did not have much time.

  • Shin-Maru Building
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    4.0
    336 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-5-1
    The official name of this skyscraper located in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo’s Chiyoda City is Shin-Marunouchi Building. Floors nine through 37 are an office zone that is home to the offices of numerous well-known Japanese and foreign companies. In the commercial zone occupying the area from the first basement floor to the seventh floor are approximately 150 shops full of luxury and uniqueness, spanning fashion, cosmetics, miscellaneous goods, boutique foods, and proper restaurants. The interior of the facility has an open space and relaxed ambience with plenty of sofas and benches, allowing visitors to enjoy a long period of shopping without any stress.

    We dined at the Teppan Yaki Ten Honmaru restaurant in the Shin Marunouchi building. It is across the street from the Tokyo Train Station. We sat at the bar & watched the chefs cook our meal. Not only...

  • Tokyu Plaza Ginza
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    4.0
    192 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 5-2-1
    This commercial facility facing Ginza’s Sukiyabashi intersection opened as a new Ginza landmark in 2016. It has a distinctive exterior based on a motif of Edo-kiriko (a type of faceted glass from Edo that is a traditional craft), and even features a comfortable lounge in which guests are free to relax as well as a rooftop terrace. Inside the building are a diverse collection of restaurants and shops including miscellaneous goods and duty-free shops based around fashion. HINKA RINKA, a fashion select store targeting adult women, occupies floors three to five and is quite popular. The basement floor is directly connected to Ginza Station.

    This is really amazing place to buy Japanese Souvenirs and prices are much better than at any touristic spots.

  • Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan
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    4.0
    206 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Yurakuchou 2-10-1
    This complex commercial facility located in front of Yurakucho Station is occupied by a variety of tenants including event spaces, galleries, offices, restaurants, shopping and clinics. On the shopping floor are a tremendous variety of shops, and in addition to those offering fashion and miscellaneous goods, there is a shop selling official merchandise for Takarazuka Gekidan as well as antenna stores selling items from Japan’s regional prefectures. There are also many restaurants in the building, including a revolving observatory restaurant on the 15th floor. A farmer’s market is held in the first floor lobby on every weekend and on holidays.

    We stopped by and checked out the Shinkansen from the outdoor terrace. Its a pleasant garden type area. A lot of greenery and benches to rest on. We saw a shikansen train go by every few minutes...

  • Ginza Mitsukoshi
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 4-6-16
    With its roots in the Echigoya dry-goods store founded in 1673 this opened as the flagship store for department store Mitsukoshi in 1930. With 16 floors altogether including four basement floors and 12 floors above ground, it features a diverse range of shops including more than 200 ladies’ fashion brands and the largest cosmetics floor in the Ginza area, as well as specialty shops carrying men’s items, foodstuffs, and sweets. The restaurant floor is also popular for allowing diners to enjoy a wide range of cuisines including Japanese, Western, Chinese and ethnic dishes. It is directly accessible from Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Station.

    一時、日本から撤退していたようです。 現座、日本で購入できるのはこちらだけのようです。 ケーキ屋だと思っていたのですが、ショコラ屋だったようです。 なので、スペシャリテのフィユ ドトンヌはすばらしいです。 見た目も奇抜ですが、パリパリのチョコでコーティングされたなかには、さっくりほろほろのメレンゲと、ショコラケーキ メレンゲもチョコケーキも苦手な私が美味しくいただけたほどです。

  • GINZA SIX
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    4.0
    415 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuo-ku Ginza 6-10-1
    The largest shopping complex in the Ginza district featuring world-class luxury brands and top gourmet dining. About 240 brands are represented in the 13-story building with six basement floors. It has a diversity of shops devoted to fashion, lifestyle, food, and more, and there are lots of items and programs that you'll only find there. The central atrium has installations from world-renowned artists and the space garners a great deal of attention any time these change.

    In the middle of Tokyo’s Ginza shopping avenue and almost materializing out of mid-air is the Ginza Six Shopping Center. At first glance it almost looks like a grand library but inside is what is...

  • Koami Shrine
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    4.0
    164 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashikoamichou 16-23
    A Shinto shrine located in Nihombashikoami-cho, Chuo City, Tokyo. Dedicated to Inari, the fox god, the shrine has long been known for providing good luck and protection from misfortune. There is a well on the shrine grounds named the Zeniarai no I and popularly known as the Tokyo Zeniarai Benten (money washing well and Tokyo money washing Benten, respectively) which is believed to grant financial luck to those who purify money in its waters; there's also a figure of the tall-headed god Fukurokuju said to reward worshipers with virtue.

    this is a short stop before the fish market walk through. there are no Englsih translation but you get the same effect from other shrines.

  • Daimaru Tokyo Store
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1
    Occupying the space from the first basement floor to the thirteenth floor of the skyscraper Gran Tokyo North Tower at Tokyo Station’s Yaesu Exit, this is a long-established department store that originated in Japan’s Kinki region. It is a popular shopping spot for nearby office workers and tourists alike with a convenient location directly connected to the station. In addition to the diverse array of shops offering fashion and lifestyle goods, there are gourmet restaurants and even a Tokyu Hands branch. The sixth floor zone known as Lib Tokyo is particularly garnering attention for its fusion of merchandise, a cafe and books.

    浅草まで行かなくても手にはいるのが嬉しい反面、いくつも食べられてしまうのが怖いです。帰りの新幹線の中で美味しくいただきました。

  • Takashimaya Nihombashi Store
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashi 2-4-1
    This long-established department store founded in 1831 in Kyoto began by selling secondhand clothing and cotton goods, and opened its Tokyo store in 1900. After that it relocated to a new building in Nihombashi in 1933, which is the present location. The store features a full range of fashion, interior goods, gourmet foods, and restaurants. In particular, the Takashimaya Watch Maison timepiece corner spanning the first and second floors handles more than 80 brands and boasts the world’s largest assortment. The building which still retains its appearance from the early Showa period is the first department store that has been designated an Important Cultural Property. The closest station is Nihombashi Station.

    暑い日だったのでさっぱりしたく、こちらでジュースを購入。 ここの良いところは、ハーフ&ハーフがある所。 半分ずつ飲めるんです、カップが二つに分かれています。 あれもこれも飲みたくなる私にとって、かなり嬉しかった。

  • Meijiza
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    4.0
    121 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashihamachou 2-31-1
    Located just nearby the A2 exit of Hamacho Station, this is a playhouse that has been well-loved since it was established in 1873. Widely known as a hall for kabuki and shinpa (new drama), it is now host to a variety of performances including kayo concerts, contemporary drama, and musicals. The modern exterior of the Hamacho Center Building accommodates the internal appearance that retains the influence of Japanese-style architecture, and inside are a number of facilities such as a café, lounge, and long-established wagashi (Japanese sweets) shop that visitors can enjoy during the intermission. The Meijiza traditional taste of the Maku-no-uchi bento is the real pleasure of going to this theater.

    I really liked this show, especially its music. The whole show was a nice combination of some kabuki, dance, swordplay and some anime.

  • ÉCHIRÉ MAISON DU BEURRE
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    4.0
    214 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 2-6-1 Marunouchi Brick Square 1F
    This shop dedicated to the Echire brand of butter is located in Marunouchi Brick Square. It carries Echire's full lineup of fermented French AOP Charentes-Poitou butters beloved by three-star chefs and first-rate patissiers alike. It also offers pastries, croissants, and other items made with Echire butter. The world's first Echire butter shop, its popularity often leads to lines forming. We recommend their products as Tokyo souvenirs.

    Delicious French baked goods. If your budget allows and you want a delicious treat then head here. The only problem is the waiting line to enter. One of my favorite bakeries in Tokyo. Go early to...

  • GINZA KYUBEY
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    4.5
    873 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 8-7-6
    This sushi restaurant in Ginza is famous for its traditional Edo-mae sushi that makes use of the taste and season of its ingredients. Ever since it was founded in 1935, it has been visited by many VIPs including those from the political world. Guests can choose between counter seats, hori-gotatsu recessed floor seats, table seats, and private rooms. In recent years it has also become popular with foreign tourists for the ability to enjoy a relaxed meal in a Japanese-style space known as “modern sukiya-zukuri.” It also has a complete take-out menu featuring futomaki (a thick roll of sushi) and bara-chirashi.

    My best advice would be to go here the first night or as early as you can in your trip, because after eating here you are going to want to go back!!! It was the absolute best Omakase sushi we had our...

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