Spots in Tokyo / Ginza / Nihombashi Area

  • Imperial Palace East Garden
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    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.

    Better book ticket online in advance so you can go inside garden We didn’t know the ticket so just walked around & my child played with pebbles & jumped on rocks

  • Hibiya Park
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    1103 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.

    Towards the end of our 2019 momiji trip, we were still looking for color in Tokyo. We were sent here by a TA friend. There was some color but it was not worth the aggravation of getting there...

  • Kabukiza Theatre
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    1005 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.

    Kabuki-za is to my understanding the most valued Kabuki theatre in Japan. The traditional art of kabuki is something unique and, of course, best appreciated by watching a play. The tickets can be...

  • Tokyo International Forum
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    947 Reviews
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    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.

    The Tokyo International Forum truly is a photography wonderland. Head into the main building and take the elevator to the 7th floor. There are so many cool angles to shoot in this architectural...

  • UNIQLO Ginza
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    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.

    A must visit for all Uniqlo shoppers and shoppers in general. Located in the fashionable center of Japan, Ginza. This place has flor after floor after floor of clothing. Now if you are into fashion...

  • GINZA SIX
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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.

    Ginza six is an awesome place to explore modern Tokyo. Lovely place with lots of option to go through .

  • Suitengu Shrine
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    516 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashikakigarachou 2-4-1
    Suitengu Shrine is a branch shrine of the Kurume Suitengu Shrine in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, and is well known for a place to seek easy childbirth and offer prayers for children. It began when the Arima family of the Kurume Domain established it as a branch on the grounds of their Edo land out of reverence to the Kurume Suitengu Shrine. The shrine is bustling with visitors offering prayers for easy childbirth and children, and on the premises are statues including one of a dog with its litter that presides over a 12-year Chinese zodiac for visitors to touch, and a parent-and-child set of kappa (mythical water-dwelling creatures). The cute ema (votive picture tablets) featuring a dog and its puppies is also popular. A festival is held each year on May 5th.

    This is a shrine located in Nihonbashi, and dedicated to safe child birth. I loved the design of the shrine, simple wood and gold, very pretty. There were lots of families and pregnant women there...

  • Matsuya Ginza
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    310 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 3-6-1
    This is a department store located in the Ginza district of Tokyo’s Chuo City whose roots lie in the Tsuruya Gofuku store that was started in Yokohama in 1869. The exterior walls that switched over to all LED-lighting in September 2006 have made the store become a new landmark among Ginza’s night scenery. The store is home to world famous brands such as Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, as well as select shops carrying high quality items. The food merchandise area that spans two full floors is bustling with visitors returning from work or shopping.

    This department store looks a little bit old school to me. There are very long corridors and the lifts look like you were in the 1970s. Anyway, the variety of products are great!

  • Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
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    435 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.

  • Marunouchi Building
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    308 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kokyo Gaien National Garden
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    355 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Koukyogaien 1-1
    This park that opened to the public in 1949 used to be a part of the Imperial Palace grounds. At the “Gaien Area”, in which the Kokyogaien National Garden Plaza is located, with its grassy lawn and black pines visitors can observe historical buildings such as the Sakurada-mon Gate or the Nijubashi Bridge. Other points of interest include a very leafy suburban forest park in the “Kitanomaru Area” and the “Kokyo Gaishu Area” surrounded by 12 moats that were once part of the Edo Castle. It is one of the most popular touristic sites of Tokyo with many visitors coming from inside and outside of Japan.

    If you want to have some getaway from the crowd visit the Kokyo Gaien National Garden. It is really a lovely area!

  • Tokyu Plaza Ginza
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    192 Reviews
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    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 a shopping center fist and foremost but personally the main attraction for me is the design of the place. I was walking around Ginza one day and the sleek black exterior drew me in. Inside...

  • Nijubashi Bridge
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    336 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Koukyogaien 1-1
    The popular name for a bridge on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo. Nijubashi means Double Layer Bridge, a reference to its two layer construction; the bridge's official title is the Seimon Tetsubashi (Front Gate Iron Bridge). The current bridge was erected in 1964. Technically, Nijubashi should refer to the iron bridge spanning the moat between the front gate and the Chowaden reception hall, but many people use Nijubashi to refer to collectively to the stone bridge outside the front gate and the iron bridge inside the front gate. The bridges are not normally permitted to be used but may be crossed when touring the Imperial Palace and when the palace gates are specially opened to the general public.

    It is a MUST go, visit, see and take the Shot, but the nicer the day, the bigger the crowds. Eralier in the day is best. Loads of grounds nearby to walk round, so this is one spot in a pretty big...

  • Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan
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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...

  • COREDO Muromachi
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    203 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 2-2-1
    A commercial facility opened on the lower floors of the Muromachi Higashi Mitsui Building in the Nihonbashi area of Chuo City, Tokyo in 2010. In 2014, the adjoining COREDO Muromachi 2 and COREDO Muromachi 3 facilities were opened, creating one of the largest shopping centers in the Nihonbashi area. Inside, the facility hosts a variety of highly distinctive shops focusing on the concept of Japan and Edo, including high class fashion and lifestyle-themed stores and restaurants serving carefully crafted and prepared foods. COREDO is also home to Nihonbashi’s first cinema complex.

    Art aquarium was waste of time and money. The place was too crowded and there was no system to control it. The place was too small and the lighting presentation was bad

  • Koami Shrine
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    164 Reviews
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    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.

  • Ginza Mitsukoshi
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    3 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 4-6-16
    The Mitsukoshi department store 's roots extend back to the Echigoya draper's shop established in 1673. Mitsukoshi opened in Ginza in 1930. Consisting of four floors belowground and 12 above, the department store contains a diverse array of shops and merchandise, including over 200 women's clothing brands, one of the largest cosmetics floors in the Ginza area, men's items, and food and sweets specialty shops. The department store's restaurant floor is also popular, and here you can enjoy a broad array of cuisines, from Japanese, Western, and Chinese food to more exotic meals. The department store is directly connected to Tokyo Metro Ginza Station.

    出張帰りは健康的にいきたいので、たまに利用します。少しこぶりですが、味付けはしっかりしているものまるので、満足です。

  • Daimaru Tokyo Store
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    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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    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.

    オレンジピールのチョコレートを探してしばし日本橋高島屋のデパ地下探索。チョコレートを扱うショップが集められた一画で見つけたドゥバイヨル。試しに50グラムのものを買いましたがオレンジピールの苦みがアクセントになっていて気に入りました。次はレモンピールのもの、また珍しいグレープフルーツピールのものも試してみます。

  • Tokyo Character Street
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    211 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1 Tokyo Station No.1 street B1
    This retail facility of shops selling character goods is located in First Avenue Tokyo Station, directly connected to the Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit. Here the shops carry themed merchandise from Japan’s popular characters such as Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Studio Ghibli, and Ultraman, as well as foreign characters such as Moomin and Snoopy. There are also shops selling official merchandise from NHK and other private TV companies. It’s a popular place for both foreign and domestic tourists to buy Tokyo souvenirs.

    Tokyo Character Street is a very popular shopping location hidden inside the Tokyo Station. It is filled with gift shops featuring famous cartoon characters, including Hello Kitty, Snoopy, Crayon...

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