Ginza is constantly developing with the new and old, embracing well-established shops and distinctive specialty shops as well as the latest gourmet spots and shops. It’s the perfect place to experience courtesy and high quality.
There used to be a silver mint in the Edo era (1603-1867) in the area, naming the area Ginza “(silver guild”). Ginza has long been a pioneer of incorporating the latest trends of the Western countries and establishing a new culture. While being a gathering place for literary and cultural figures, the town has also been at the forefront of Japanese fashion. Ginza is also the place where Japan’s first art gallery opened in 1875. Since then, many art galleries have opened in this area, numbering more than 300 art galleries as of today. Ginza is also famous for gourmet food, with well-established restaurants as well as more trendy eateries. Since it is located near Tsukiji Market, there are many sushi restaurants.
Ginza Chuo-dori Street stands out with superb grace and beauty in Ginza. The street is turned into a vehicle-free promenade on Sundays and holidays, where many people freely walk around and relax. Ginza 4-Chome intersection of Ginza Chuo-dori Street and Harumi-dori Street is the heart of Ginza, lined with high-brand shops of the world and world-class Japanese stores. Along the street from the 5-Chome to 6-Chome areas are fast-fashion brand shops, while the 6-Chome and 7-Chome areas are famous for having a variety of art galleries.
Ginza offers you quality time for dining out and shopping. The area also has hotels and theaters within walking distance, welcoming a wide range of people. This well-maintained area allows you to enjoy leisurely strolling on beautiful streets. As you look around, you will notice that Ginza attracts fashion-conscious people. Ginza is a highly sophisticated town for adults, but also has a different atmosphere in its back alleys. You can enjoy Ginza by simply strolling around anyway you please.