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Top Things To Do In Ginza, Tokyo - Updated 2020

Top Things To Do In Ginza, Tokyo - Updated 2020
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Known as Tokyo’s busiest shopping district, Ginza is a bustling area with lots of upscale boutiques, art galleries, fancy restaurants as well as laid back ones, jewelry stores, high-tech gadget shops, and a lot more. It is a popular destination for tourists who plan on shopping for branded clothing, gorging on delicious food and partying till dawn. While in Ginza, you might want to visit Ginza Sony Park and explore this post-modern architectural building. Also, if you’re traveling with family, especially the kids, you might want to take them to Lotte Duty-Free Tokyo Ginza Store and score some cute finds. For an in-depth guide, here is a list of fantastic things to do in Ginza, Tokyo, for your next visit to this vibrant shopping district. Feel free to browse below.

1. Wear a kimono and take beautiful photos (from USD 33)

Lots of tourists visit Japan to get a glimpse of the beautiful country and learn about its fascinating culture. To maximize the experience, why don’t you rent a kimono and take lots of souvenir pictures while in it. Sport a kimono or yukata, accessorize it, and have your hair done through this package. You can choose from various designs and different accessories, and when you’re done, feel free to roam around the city wearing your beautiful outfit. Be sure to take lots of delightful pictures because it is a fun experience that is totally one for the books. If you need help with your valuables, the kimono rental establishment has secure storage for personal belongings.

Kimono Rental in Tokyo Asakusa,Ginza,Shinjuku,Ikebukuro,Akihabara,Kichijoji

Duration: 1 to 7 hours

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2. Savor a Wagyu BBQ meal at Enzo (from USD 99)

You can not go to Japan and Ginza District without tasting the authentic Wagyu at Enzo. To avoid a long queue, purchase your meal through Klook with the link provided above. Enzo is popular for its delicious food of grilled cuisine in a cozy and homey setting, with lots of natural light and marvelous views of the area. Not to mention, their grilled dishes are strictly made with premium Wagyu beef. While in Enzo, be sure to try their Kuroga Wagyu, which is one of their bestsellers. Turn a regular dinner into a fantastic dining experience with your family or friends at Enzo.

Ginza Enzo (銀座炎藏) in Ginza - Deluxe Wagyu BBQ

Duration: 2 Hrs Duration

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3. Attend a Japanese tea ceremony (32.82 USD)


Tea ceremonies are a big part of Japanese culture. It is a soothing activity that will not only cleanse your digestive system, clear your skin, but also, it provides you with a clearer mind. If you want to experience a tea ceremony, visit the Kabukiza Theatre in Ginza. Aside from a tea ceremony, you can also try other cultural programs through this tour package. Part of this package includes a lecture about the importance of tea, grinding of tea leaves into powder, demonstrations of the process, the actual tea ceremony, and more. It is a fun activity to do with friends while immersing yourself in the culture of Japan.

Tea ceremony experience

Address: Kabukiza Theater, Ginza.

Price: 32.82 USD

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4. Attend a private sushi-making lesson (from USD 163)

Are you a frustrated chef? Do you like sushi as much as everybody else? If so, you might be interested in this private sushi-making class and lunch in Ginza package. Professional Japanese cooks will show you the distinct ropes of sushi making in this private activity in a traditional tatami room setting. You will get to make your own sushi after some lectures and guidance. Mold your sushi and pair it with sake while enjoying your masterpieces. Not only that, through this activity, you will know not only how sushi is made, but also about its history. This package includes an English interpreter. So, whether you are a Japanese or not, you are welcome to join the fun.

Private Sushi Making Class and Lunch in Ginza

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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5. Go on a food tour along Sunamachi Ginza (from USD 92)

things to do in tokyo ginza | go on a food tour along sunamachi ginza

You can not tour Japan and totally understand its culture without trying out its delicious mouthwatering dishes. If you agree, book this fantastic Tokyo: Local Food Tour on Sunamachi Ginza Street tour package. The food tour lasts for three and a half hours and you will be guided through the busy district of Ginza as you hop from one food stall to another, all while you gorge on flavorful Japanese home-style food. Surely, this tour will end with a happy tummy and a heart crying of happy tears.

Tokyo: Local Food Tour on Sunamachi Ginza Street

Duration: 3.5 hour

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6. Check out the art at Ginza Graphic Gallery


Ginza Graphic Gallery is a charming gallery and attraction in Ginza. It houses exhibits of various contemporary masterpieces in a spacious setting with a peaceful ambiance and excellent lighting. If you are an art enthusiast, you will surely love the place. Also, you might gain inspiration from these breathtaking pieces that you can apply in your own craft. Not only that, but Ginza Graphic Gallery also invites and features professional artists or companies to show their distinct craft and give lectures.

Ginza Graphic Gallery

Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 7 Chome−7−2 DNP銀座ビル1F

Website: Ginza Graphic Gallery

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 7pm (closed on Sun)

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7. Unwind at Mizutanibashi Park

Cherry Blossoms

If you’re done with all the sightseeing, shopping, and restaurant hopping, you might want to pause for a while, relax, and breathe in the fresh air. A delightful place to do so is at the Mizutanibashi Park in 1 Chome-12-6 Ginza. It is a charming public park adorned with shady trees and towering plants. It has lots of cozy benches where you can sit as you watch the hustle and bustle of the area. Not only that, but there are also nearby food stalls and souvenir shops that you might want to check out as you explore the park. Bring your family in Mizutanibashi Park for some quality bonding time.

Mizutanibashi Park

Address: 1 Chome-12-6 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Mizutanibashi Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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8. Experience Japanese culture at Konparu-yu

Public bath
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Japan is also big on public baths. It is a place where everyone can get clean and relax. Some Japanese use their time in Japanese baths to bond with their families. If you want to experience this side of the Japanese culture, bring your family to Konparu-yu. It is a charming public bath facility in a wooden building that is complete with scented soaps, loofas, and other bathing necessities. It features a dressing room, the bathroom, bathtubs, and more. If you are a solo traveler, this place might be helpful to you in emergency situations. Come visit Konparu-yu and be refreshed.

Konparu-yu

Address: 8 Chome-7-5 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Konparu-yu

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 2am - 10pm (closed on Sun)

Price: From 0.75 USD

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9. Enjoy the tranquility at Tsukijigawaunemebashi Park

Park
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Another charming park in Ginza is Tsukijigawaunemebashi Park. It is a small lovely open space with lots of shady trees and ornamental plants. It has seatings for people who like to pause for a while, relax, or just kill time. Lots of people gather here to take a break from work. It is a fantastic place to make friends with locals and ask for travel tips, directions, and all things Ginza adventure related. This a charming green space in the bustling city, and it is close to excellent restaurants, retail shops, and other attractions.

Tsukijigawaunemebashi Park

Address: 6 Chome-18 Ginza, 中央区 Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Tsukijigawaunemebashi Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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10. Explore the fascinating Pola Museum Annex


If you’re thinking of a fun thing to do in Ginza that is not shopping or dining, you might want to check out the fascinating Pola Museum Annex. Pola Museum Annex showcases a lovely near-futuristic architectural design. It is a fabulous art gallery that features painting, sculptures, porcelain items, and other interesting stuff. It features a total of 10,000 art pieces. The museum’s artistic aspect revolves around the line, “nurturing beauty that overflows from within in woman through art.” To top it all off, it is an admission-free gallery, so visiting the museum won’t break your bank.

Pola Museum Annex

Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 1 Chome-7-7 Pola Ginza Building 3F

Website: Pola Museum Annex

Opening hours: 11am - 8pm (daily)

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11. Experience the nightlife in Ginza Corridor


Ginza Corridor is a busy street and area in Ginza that features lots of excellent restaurants, eateries, casual cafes, high-energy bars, and other establishments that are essentially under the tracks. It is a popular destination from workers and employees who need a quick stop after going home or a place to unwind after a stressful day at work. The place exudes a casual and friendly vibe and is not too fancy where you need to glamorize to enjoy. Whenever you need a cold beer or a snack of comfort food, head over the Ginza Corridor, and choose from a plethora of dining options and laid back bars.

Ginza Corridor

Address: Ginza, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 104-0061, Japan

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12. Wander around Sukiyabashi Park


Sukiyabashi Park is a lovely public park that is open 24 hours a day. It is a nice spot to sit for a while and take a break from all the touring. It has seating areas and lots of shady trees and plants. Not to mention, during the spring season, cherry blossoms adorn the whole place turning it into a pastel pink park. In the middle of the park, you will notice a fascinating structure called the young clock tower. It is an iconic sculpture in Tokyo that you should not forget taking souvenir pictures of when you visit.

Sukiyabashi Park

Address: 5 Chome-1-1 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Sukiyabashi Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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13. View the art exhibits in Central Museum Ginza


Another fascinating museum that you must visit while you are in Ginza is Central Museum Ginza in 3 Chome-9-11 Ginza. This museum boasts an interesting history, and it does not feature the typical type of art exhibits. It is just used as a venue for special exhibitions of painters and calligraphers. The setting is spacious and the furnishings are mostly black, which highlights the exhibitions that are on white walls. Most of the calligraphies are in Japanese characters, so you might need assistance to understand them. It would help if you have a Japanese friend with you to help you translate.

Central Museum Ginza

Address: 3 Chome-9-11 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Central Museum Ginza

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

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14. Admire the art pieces at Maison Hermès


Maison Hermès, also known as Hermes House, is a fascinating building that was completed in 2001. It features a stunning exterior that somehow resembles a lantern. It is bright and glowing. Maison Hermès is actually a store and an art gallery. It has lots of contemporary pieces like photographs, sculptures, models, and plants. Facilities in Maison Hermès include the Window Display, which reflects Hermes Theatre, a private cinema called Le Studio, and Le Forum, which is a gallery.

Maison Hermès

Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 5 Chome-4-1 8th Floor

Website: Maison Hermès

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15. Check out the exhibits in Wakayama Prefectural Museum


If you have spare time while in Gainza and you don’t feel like shopping or dining, dip into the vibrant art scene instead. Visit Wakayama Museum in 2 Chome-11-19 Ginza and explore its exhibits that include vintage items, old photographs, and other artifacts that have great relevance to the history and culture of Wakayama Prefecture. This fascinating museum is located close to other museums, excellent restaurants, shopping centers, and other attractions in Ginza. Visit with your friends and learn about the interesting culture and a side of Japan’s diverse heritage.

Wakayama Prefectural Museum

Address: 2 Chome-11-19 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Wakayama Prefectural Museum

Opening hours: Tue - Thu & Sun: 1pm - 5pm; Fri: 1pm - 7pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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16. Get photography tips at Ginza Canon Gallery


The Ginza Canon Gallery is a fascinating art gallery that is operated by Canon. Its main mission is to make a big contribution to the city’s art culture by providing a venue for visuals and photo exhibits. Everyone is welcome to this unique museum. It houses exhibits and galleries that are rotated on a weekly schedule. If you are a camera enthusiast, you will have lots of fun at Ginza Canon Gallery. You will learn photography tips and tricks that you can apply in your own craft. To top it all off, it is located in the busy district of Ginza within a short distance walk from Toei Subway Higashi Ginza A7 and Higashi Ginza Station.

Ginza Canon Gallery

Address: 3 Chome-9-7 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Ginza Canon Gallery

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

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17. Appreciate Japanese art at Megumi Ogita Gallery


Another wonderful gallery that you should see in Ginza is Megumu Ogita Gallery. It features exhibits of artworks that showcase an authentic traditional Japanese style that is true to itself from start to finish. It revolves around the concept of “manufacturing” which is considered the starting point of Japanese art. Some exceptional artists it has featured include Julie Heffernen, Karin Kamijo. Kengo Nakamura, Ayumu Fushuguru, Masaro Bandu, and a lot more. If you are into cultures and art, you should definitely visit Megumi Ogita Gallery, and marvel at the beauty of traditional Japanese art.

Megumi Ogita Gallery

Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 2 Chome-16-12 Ginza Otsuka Building

Website: Megumi Ogita Gallery

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18. Enjoy the serenity at Kyōbashi Park


If you feel like your body is starting to take a toll on you from walking and all the city tours, you might want to pause for a while and relax. If you want to unwind and just enjoy the surroundings, visit Kyobashi Park located in 1 Chome-25-2 Ginza. It is a charming park with beautiful cherry blossom trees and seating areas. It is also a popular spot for walking and jogging for tourists who need some cardio. Plus, it has an excellent playground that kids can play around all day swinging and sliding to their hearts’ content. Walk around the park and make friends with locals and ask for tips on getting around Ginza.

Kyōbashi Park

Address: 1 Chome-25-2 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Kyōbashi Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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19. Indulge in some shopping at GINZA SIX Garden


In dire need of some shopping and pampering? If so, there’s an excellent place in Ginza where you can enjoy almost all of life’s mundane pleasures in one establishment - Ginza Six Garden. It is a bustling shopping mall that features luxurious global brands as well as local ones, exquisite restaurants from fine dining ones to casual ones, spas, salons, gadget stores, and a lot more. Some of the most marvelous restaurants in Ginza SIX Garden includes Grill & Pub The Nick Stock, Jotaro Saito, Daruma Kimawa, and more. Plus, the interior design and its ambiance are enough reasons to visit Ginza SIX Garden. You will surely have the time of your life here.

GINZA SIX Garden

Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 6 Chome−11−19

Website: GINZA SIX Garden

Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)

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20. Grow your love for art at Shiseido Gallery


Are you an art enthusiast? If so, come visit the majestic Shiseido Gallery in 8 Chome-8-3 Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building B1F. Shiseido is a popular Japanese global brand. This gallery opened its doors to the public in 1919 and it continues to welcome interested guests. It is also known as the oldest functional gallery in Japan. This place does not focus on makeup, but rather, on art itself. It serves as a stepping stone for budding artists who would eventually play a big role in the art culture of Japan. In total, it hosted almost 3,100 exhibitions. Most of the artworks here have something in common - a sense of simple purity which is a trademark of the Japanese culture.

Shiseido Gallery

Address: Japan, 104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 8 Chome-8-3 Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building B1F

Website: Shiseido Gallery

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 7pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

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21. Enjoy a hotpot buffet at ShabuZen (from USD 92)

Planning a simple dinner with your family or friends? Why don’t you turn that simple dinner to a fabulous one by purchasing this ShabuZen (しゃぶ禅) in Ginza - Japanese Hotpot and Sukiyaki package? Through this package, you will get to indulge in delicious authentic hot pot food. Prepared by a master chef, your palate will have a field day of flavor, and you will definitely be full of excellent dishes. Not to mention, the course includes a fantastic Wagyu dish that is dipped in shabu shabu soup. In addition, you will also get to gorge on seafood dishes, noodles, broths, and more.

ShabuZen (しゃぶ禅) in Ginza - Japanese Hotpot and Sukiyaki

Duration: 2 Hrs Duration

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22. Have a fun night at Genius Tokyo


Are you a social butterfly? Do you consider yourself the life of the party? If you are a hardcore partygoer, you should experience the high energy vibes of Genius Tokyo, located in 6 Chome-4-6 Ginza. It is a fabulous modern night club with a majestic bar filled with premium drinks as its centerpiece. It also features a dance floor where you can groove to the beat and socialize to other guests. Whatever the occasion, whether its a birthday or a regular night on a weekend, it won’t harm anyone to party and have a great time. Pro-tip, wear your comfiest dancing shoes because you might not want to leave the dance floor.

Genius Tokyo

Address: 6 Chome-4-6 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Genius Tokyo

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23. Visit Oji Paper Library


Oji Paper Library is another charming art museum in Ginza, Tokyo. It is owned and managed by Oji Holdings, which is an eco-friendly paper company. It features interesting paper crafts formed from various materials such as Craft, Crepe, Mulberry, and more. The museum is bright, airy, and filled with gorgeous pastel colors due to the stunning displays. They also showcase memorabilia from the humble beginnings of the company up to the present time.

Oji Paper Library

Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 4 Chome-7-5 Oji Holdings Main Building

Website: Oji Paper Library

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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24. Admire the cars at Nissan Crossing


If you’re in the beautiful district city of Ginza with your husband, your brother, your father or your son, you should definitely bring them to Nissan Crossing. It is a spectacular flagship showroom of one of Japan’s leading motoring companies, Nissan. This establishment features the flashiest, most high tech, and most breathtaking vehicles of the company. If you are a car enthusiast, you will surely be left in awe at Nissan Crossing. Some people call it a showroom on steroids because of its exaggerated extravagance.

Nissan Crossing

Address: 5 Chome-8-1 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Nissan Crossing

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)

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25. Catch a live performance at Kabuki-za Theatre


Are you a fan of live performances? Are you interested in foreign cultures? If so, visit Kabuki-za Theatre and catch a live performance from professional Japanese artists. The theatre resembles a mid-century Japanese palace with gorgeous furniture and a luxurious vibe. It showcases a specific form of drama which is Kabuki drama. Bring your family or friends to Kabuki-za Theatre and together laugh, cry, and giggle at the delightful performances.

Kabuki-za Theatre

Address: 4 Chome-12-15 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Kabuki-za Theatre

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26. Sample the sushi at Sukiyabashi Jiro


Surely, a lot of people love sushi, whether you are a Japanese or not. But if you are traveling to Japan, you can not leave the land of the rising sun without tasting authentic sushi. If you agree with the idea, visit Sukiyabashi Jiro in Ginza. It is a charming restaurant with a cozy ambiance. They employ professional chefs who have mastered the art of making sushi, resulting in flavorful while at the same time, creative ones.

Sukiyabashi Jiro

Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 4 Chome-2-15 Tsukamoto Sogyo Building B1F

Website: Sukiyabashi Jiro

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2pm, 5pm - 8:30pm; Sat: 11:30am - 2pm (closed on Sun)

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27. Explore Ricoh Imaging Square Ginza


Ricoh Imaging Square Ginza is one of the many art galleries in Japan. It plays a significant role in the vibrancy of the art culture of the country. It features exhibits of photographs taken by Ricoh and Pentax’s optical products. You can see lots of fascinating tourist destinations and attractions in Japan through the lens of Ricoh Imaging Square Ginza contributors. They are showcased in the gallery including a showroom of gadgets and devices produced by the imaging company.

Ricoh Imaging Square Ginza

Address: 5 Chome-7-2 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Ricoh Imaging Square Ginza

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11am - 7pm (closed on Tue)

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28. Spend an afternoon at Ginza Sony Park


Ginza Sony Park is located in the Sony Building. It a fascinating green space and a garden, landscaped by Sijun Nishihata, an exotic plant hunter. Aside from the majestic garden, the park features a plethora of dining options from eateries to casual cafes and food stalls. It also has an indoor roller rink that everyone is welcome to take advantage of. It derives from a particular landscape design concept of “changing park”.

Ginza Sony Park

Address: 5 Chome-3-1 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Website: Ginza Sony Park

Opening hours: 5am - 12:30am (daily)

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A paradise for tourists

Ginza is a paradise for tourists who want to have and experience all of life’s mundane pleasures. It is a shopping district where you can buy all of your favorite clothing from global retail brands. You can also gorge on excellent food and party all night. For art lovers, you will never get tired of exploring various art galleries and museums in this concrete jungle. In an area as fabulous as Ginza, you will never run out of things to do. If you are planning to explore this side of Tokyo any time soon, use this list of fantastic things to do in Ginza as your guide in exploring it. May you have a wonderful time ahead.

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