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Ginza on Sunday

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Ginza on Sunday

We will arrive late Saturday night and will spend a night in Ginza. We have to leave for Osaka on Monday. I figured that most of the restaurants will be closed on Sunday, as well as Tsukiji market. The results of my study of Sunday-opened restaurants in Michelin guide were not impressive. So the only idea I have so far is visiting Depachikas.

Please advise any other interesting things to do in Ginza on Sunday for a first time Tokyo visitors.

Bonus question: Where can we eat on Saturday at 11 pm?

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1. Re: Ginza on Sunday

>>I figured that most of the restaurants will be closed on Sunday<<

Most if not all restaurants are open on Sundays. Also, you don't have to rely on the Michelin guide to find a good restaurant.

>>Please advise any other interesting things to do in Ginza<<

(Window) shopping.

>>Where can we eat on Saturday at 11 pm?<<

There are many choices so hard to tell. You might conduct a search based on your preferences and budget at Gurunavi site or bento.com.

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2. Re: Ginza on Sunday

How much are you going to feel like eating after a 12 hour or so flight (if you are coming from NY, that is)?

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3. Re: Ginza on Sunday

Japan is not a Christian country, so Sundays are not greatly different to any other day. At least as far as restaurants and other businesses go.

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4. Re: Ginza on Sunday

Just about all shops and restaurants will be open in Tokyo and beyond on Sundays. In fact, Ginza is particularly pleasant to visit on a weekend afternoon when Chuo-dori (literally "Central Ave") is closed to vehicular traffic, leaving visitors a fantastic pedestrian-only zone.

Tsukiji is indeed closed.

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5. Re: Ginza on Sunday

Most restaurants, including excellent ones, would not make the Michelin Guide for various reasons. Instead, go through a concierge or sites like this one. Forget any on line rating, you'll end-up with a restaurant chain, nothing adventurous.

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6. Re: Ginza on Sunday

Link to website featuring restaurants where you can filter by neighborhood, cuisine, price, etc...

sunnypages.jp/search/ginza/tokyo_restaurants

Some of the best food will be found down alleys or side streets. Wouldn't get too tied up with referencing Michelin guide or you 'll miss out.

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7. Re: Ginza on Sunday

There are a couple of late night listings here for the Ginza http://www.bento.com/ra-ginza.html or ask the concierge.

Remember that Ginza is surrounded by the business district (& most suits have Sundays off) but Sunday is shoppers paradise & lots of places are open.

Most Michelin guide listings get booked months in advance ( many top Japanese restaurants have refused to be a part of the Michelin guide anyhow). Michelin's listings have their use for those needing some kind of English language introduction to the world of Japanese high end dining but it represents a mere miniscule number of the excellent dining options available in Ginza (& the rest of Tokyo)

Ginza is jam packed with eating establishments on main streets, down side streets, in alleyways, in basements, tucked away up in plain looking office buildings, down under the shinkansen tracks (Yurakucho). And don't forget Department store upper restaurant floors too.

Everywhere you look there will be places to eat - but you may not realise it - sometimes it is just an andon lantern placed at the entrance, or a simple piece of calligraphy posted at the door, there may be a whole building filled with fantastic restaurants but it looks just like a boring office building from outside. Walk around & see what you stumble across.

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