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“shopping area”
Review of Ginza

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Guided Local Food and Drink Tour in the Ginza District
Ranked #1 of 312 things to do in Chuo
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Owner description: This large neighborhood is home to many stores and restaurants and is a favorite destination for the youth of Tokyo.
Busan, South Korea
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“shopping area”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

big shopping area which was not what I went to Tokyo for since everything is expensive anyway. nice to walk though, but a bit more boring if you don't plan on buying anything. nice enough that I felt safe just strolling though.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“You can learn a lot from the department stores!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

I really enjoyed visiting the famous department stores of Ginza. We didn't do much actual shopping (much of it's pretty high-end around here!), but the browsing was excellent! I highly recommend visiting the Food Halls (usually found in the basement level), where you can see the most beautifully presented food you've ever seen, taste some samples and grab a delectable snack! Unfortunately not many of them actually have seating areas. Also, check out the store guides, and go to the floor selling homewares, 'gifts' and kimono - these three are usually grouped together, and it was a great insight into what people have in their homes, typical wedding gifts, traditional products such as ceramics and woodware (these items are set out as if on display in an art gallery - amazing!) and kimono and other traditional products. Even my partner enjoyed it (particularly the amazing Japanese kitchen knives). Some of the department stores have been in operation since the 1600s, and their level of service is out of this world!

Visited January 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Luxurious department stores abound”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

The Ginza area is a great place to spend half a day or more looking at the various department stores. Make sure to visit the basement of at least one department store where you will find a food emporium filled with sweets of all kinds, and other delicacies. At the top of each department store is usually a selection of decent restaurants with menus in English. This area is a great place to people-watch especially the rich Japanese women dressed to the ninth.

Visited January 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Big restrained money”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Ginza boasts Tokyo's biggest retail sales, although, busy as it gets, you wouldn't think so compared with the frantic beehive of activity that is, say, Shinjuku or Shibuya. Ginza definitely has a classy edgy, in spite of all the tourists. Department stores, fashion boutiques, art galleries. The best time to visit is on weekends when the main drag, Chuo-dori, is pedestrianized. Dress up!

Visited December 2012
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“Some luxury shoppings here...”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Plenty of luxury brands are available ranging from Bvlgari to Chanel to Dior to LV and Armani with all the buildings having magnificent display of Architecture.
An eye opener even if you're not here for shopping,plenty of restaurant available to pass time on these magnificient Neon Light Signboards Buildings...

Visited January 2013
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