Tokyo Neighborhoods • Ginza
The top shopping district in Tokyo(pics) and Japan(pics) and one of the greatest shopping districts in the world, Ginza is particularly fun to roam around on sundays when the streets are closed to vehicular traffic. The name Ginza originates from the silver-coin mint established there during the Edo period.
How to get to Ginza Neighborhood
Get off at Ginza station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line), Ginza-Itchome station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line) or Higashi-Ginza station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Toei Asakusa Line).
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Neighborhoods Nearby Ginza - Pictures by Parent
Tsukiji Neighborhood by Parent. The Tsukiji Fish Market gets real busy during the weekdays especially in the morning. It is located 5 minutes away from Tsukiji Station. There is another market (wholesale) close to Tsukijishijo Station. Another landmark worth.. Distance from Ginza: 0.7km SE, 24 pictures.
Shimbashi Neighborhood by Parent. Shimbashi is a working class nightlife neighborhood popular with the Tokyo salarymen. There's lots of restaurants and Izakaya's as well as a small red-light.. Distance from Ginza: 0.8km SW, 20 pictures.
Uchisaiwaicho Neighborhood by Parent. Here are a few pictures nearby Uchisaiwaicho.. Distance from Ginza: 0.8km W, 19 pictures.
Shiodome Neighborhood by Parent. Located in Minato-Ku nearby Ginza and the Tokyo Bay, the Shiodome is one of the three skyscraper clusters in Tokyo along with Shinjuku and Marunouchi. Its a must-stop on the way to Odaiba if only to see its 13 modern skyscrapers.. Distance from Ginza: 0.9km SSW, 9 pictures.
Marunouchi Neighborhood by Parent. Marunouchi is the first of the two major corporate skyscraper clusters in Tokyo, the second one being Shinjuku. It is located in-between Tokyo station and the Emperor's.. Distance from Ginza: 0.9km N, 16 pictures.
Tsukishima Neighborhood by Parent. Located in Chuo-ku and surrounded by skyscrapers, the Tsukishima neighborhood is famous for the monjayaki dish as well as for being an artificial island in Tokyo.. Distance from Ginza: 1.9km SEE, 18 pictures.
Tokyo Tower Neighborhood by Parent. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Tower is the tallest man-made structure in Japan. The height is 333 meters, with the observationd deck providing some great views of the Shiodome and Shinjuku.. Distance from Ginza: 2.2km SW, 6 pictures.
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