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Ginza
With its neon lights, towering department stores, and trendy nightclubs, Tokyo’s upscale shopping district of Ginza is a chic, cosmopolitan adventure. You can catch a Kabuki performance, check out the latest Japanese film or art exhibition, and dine at some of Tokyo’s best restaurants. And, then, of course, there’s the shopping.

The Basics
Even if you don’t have the money to splash around at such exclusive stores as Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Chanel, you can still enjoy window shopping at its finest. Highlights include the Sony Building and Hakuhinkan Toy Park. Another must-see attraction is the Wako Department Store, a neo-Renaissance-style building known for its impressive clock tower. You could easily spend hours wandering the area’s other prestigious department stores, such as Mitsukoshi and Matsuya.

Ginza is also a great dining destination, and guided tours of the area tend to focus on its food scene. Tours typically visit neighborhood pubs, popular with locals getting off work, and exquisite confectionery and pastry shops. Another specialized option is an architecture-focused tour. General sightseeing tours of Tokyo (private or group) also typically include a stroll through Ginza. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ginza is a must-visit for those with an interest in contemporary Japanese culture.
  • The neighborhood is also a great destination for entertainment. The Kabuki-za Theater presents traditional Kabuki theater daily.
  • The side streets of Ginza are home to many art galleries.
  • The department store food halls generously hand out samples, making it easy to fill up cost-free.

How to Get There
Located in Tokyo’s Chuo ward, Ginza is centrally located and easily accessible by subway or taxi. It is served by Ginza station on Tokyo Metro’s Hibiya, Ginza, and Marunouchi lines, as well as Ginza Itchome station on the Yurakucho line and Higashi Ginza station on the Hibaya and Toei Asakusa lines.

When to Get There
Ginza is at its most atmospheric in the evening, when neon lights up the dark sky and the streets are filled with after-work revelers. However, possibly the best time to visit is on Saturday or Sunday, between noon and 5pm, when the main street through Ginza is closed to vehicles, creating Hokōsha Tengoku (“pedestrian heaven”). 

Silver Mint
From the 17th to 19th century, the Ginza district was the site of a silver-coin mint (Ginza translates as "silver mint"). After the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the area evolved as an upmarket shopping district. Today, 10 square feet (1 square meter) of land in the center is worth more than 10 million yen (more than $85,000).
Address: Chuo, Tokyo 103-8001, Japan
Admission: Free
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Tokyo Local Bar Hopping

Bar-hopping through the city's many different types of drinking establishments is a must-do in Tokyo, but if you are new in town, it can be difficult to figure out where to go. This guided tour takes the guesswork out of your evening by taking you to three different kinds of izakaya where you can drink and have fun, just like a local.
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Drink sake n buy favorite as souvenir

Sake is a Japanese alcoholic drink that’s also known as rice wine. It can be tricky as an outsider to know which type of sake to order, and what the difference is between terms such as “junmai” and “junmai ginjo”. Eliminate language barriers, and boost your sake knowledge by having a tasting session with a sake sommelier in Tokyo. Try three types of sake with detailed explanations of the best way to drink them, and tasty snacks included.
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Tokyo food tour to enjoy Japanese delicacies in 3 hours!

Join a guided private tour where you can experience the delicacies of Japanese cuisine. Eating horse sashimi, horse meat dishes and rare yakitori will be an experience where you can discover the taste different from sushi and sukiyaki, which are famous for Japanese cuisine.As it is a tour that eats raw meat and visceral meat, it is not recommended for people who are originally weak in the stomach or who are not physically fit on the day of the tour.Please enjoy the unusual taste and delicious food that you can only taste in Japan!Meal charges are not included in the displayed tour prices. The average charges are 5,000-8,000yen per person. The price changes depending on the menu you choose. Please pay at each restaurant on the day of the tour.This tour uses public transport.The tour destination is around Ginza or around Shibuya.Hotel pick up also available. You can choose the pickup location.For more tour details, see the inclusions, what to expect section on this page.
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Taste Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Experience the taste of “Washoku“, the traditional Japanese cuisine at a restaurant that has been located in the Ginza area for 30 years. There are 7 dishes served in the special course and also 1 drink service. During the dinner, we will explain the history behind each dish and about traditional Japanese food.
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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

Discover Tokyo at your own pace on this 4- or 8-hour private, custom tour with guide. Design a tour that’s perfect for your interests. There’s a world of options, including the outer fish market at Tsukiji, the city’s temples and shrines, shopping excursions and food or sake tours. Your private custom tour includes a guide, entrance fees at select attractions, snacks, round-trip transport from your hotel with meet-and-greet and a car (for the private transfer option), or public transport (for the public transfer) and optional lunch (for the full-day tour).
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Tsukiji Fish Market Food and culture walking Tour

Take a deep dive into the fascinating world of Japanese seafood during this 3.5-hour tour at the outer Tsukiji Fish Market. Rub shoulders with Michelin-starred chefs as they shop for ingredients at this sprawling, 80-year-old market for all things aquatic. Investigate the various stalls selling fish, shellfish, and everything in between, and sample Japanese favorites such as sushi, dried bonito, fresh oysters, and sake. A local guide and all food on the tour are included.
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Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

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1 Day Tokyo Private Sightseeing Tour - English Speaking Driver

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Must See Tokyo in a Day

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Tokyo City Tour: Private Chauffeur Guide with Chartered Car

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Cooking Classes

Tsukiji Fish Market Visit with Sushi Making Experience

Take a closer look at the fascinating world of sushi, extending from the ocean to your plate, during this 4-hour sushi-making class and a visit to the outer Tsukiji fish market. Tour one of the world’s largest seafood markets with a guide as you learn how fish is caught, distributed, and sold. Then turn your attention to sushi-making, learning to prepare nigiri sushi with the help of a sushi master. Finish your experience by enjoying your creations for lunch.
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Private tour - Enjoy your first trip to Tokyo! All the must-sees full tour!

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Tokyo Exclusive Electric Bike Tour

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Small-Group Tokyo Biking Tour

Get an intimate look at Tokyo during this 6.5-hour bike tour. Discover the city’s hidden paths and top landmarks, cycling beneath the skyscrapers of Shinjuku to a local shrine and exploring neighborhoods like Ginza and Roppongi Hills. Pass landmarks like Meiji Jingu Shrine, Yoyogi Park, and the Imperial Palace before ending at the top of the 48-story Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. A guide, bike, and helmet are included.
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Gallery hopping in Tokyo: Ginza-stylish architectures and hidden charms

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Cooking Classes

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Enjoy Real tea ceremony in GINZA

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【AM 9: 30 ~】 Explore beauty of Japan on an e-bike

Let's enjoy Tokyo walk comfortably on the e-bike.We will explore the downtown area, tourist spots, shrines, Japanese cultural experience spots, the area around the Imperial Palace and around Ginza.I will go to a full-fledged sushi restaurant for lunch! Of course it is included in the price.You can also see where sushi chefs make sushi in front of you!If you can not eat seafood you can tell in advance if you can tell us a restaurant that can handle anything other than seafood.Tour time is scheduled from 4 hours to 4 hours and 30 minutes.We will guide you to local guide spots in famous places in Tokyo, places not listed in the guidebook, and places where bicycles are more accessible than public transportation.For a small group tour, you can enjoy leisurely. Even if you are not confident in your physical strength, you can run easily even on slopes because of the electric assist bike.Private guides will guide you through various scenery and cultural experiences by bicycle in Tokyo.If you wish in advance, we can also discuss including it in the tour.
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Food Tours

Adventurous Japanese Food Tour

Most culinary tours in Japan only cover classics like ramen and udon, but you’ll discover out-of-the-box treats during this adventure lovers’ food crawl. Meet an expert foodie for a daring expedition through the savory streets of Ginza, packed with local eateries. Get a taste of only-in-Japan delicacies like blowfish (fugu) and horse sashimi, while also making time for standbys like sushi and yakitori.
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Food Tours

Adventurous Private Japanese Food Tour

Taste some of Japan’s most notorious delicacies on a private food tour of Tokyo’s Ginza district. Find the food experiences you want and order with the help of your English speaking guide. Open your eyes to local foods you didn’t know existed, or wouldn’t have tried on your own. If you want to try blowfish, horse sashimi, or whale, this is your tour; either way, your guide can adjust the menu and restaurant visits to meet your needs.
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City Tours

Tokyo City Private Tour by Subway

Live it up in Tokyo like a local during this private city tour conducted via the city’s extensive public transit system. Stroll the endless rows of seafood for sale at the outer Tsukiji Fish Market, sampling some fresh sashimi for breakfast (own expense). Then take your trip to new heights at the 2,000-foot (634-meter) Skytree and explore historic Japan in Tokyo’s Asakusa neighborhood. You’ll finish your day in the upscale Ginza shopping area. A private guide, plus hotel pickup and drop-off are covered.
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Cultural Tours

Authentic Geisha Performance and Entertainment including a Kaiseki Course Dinner

Slip on a kimono and savor a multi-course kaiseki dinner while you’re entertained by a geisha performance. A host greets you at an authentic Japanese restaurant in Tokyo during this 3-hour evening experience. Settle in with a small group as you’re served traditional dishes and converse with the geisha who are trained in dance, music and the art of communication.
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Cultural Tours

Private Tokyo Cultural Sights Walking Tour

Dedicate a morning to the cultural sights of Tokyo with this half-day walking tour, and learn about the city from your very own guide. The private tour takes in an eclectic array of sights including the scared Meji-Jingu Shrine, the luxury boutiques of Omotesando, the outer stalls of Tsukiji Fish Market, and the Kabukiza Theater. Discover must-visit neighborhoods such as Ginza and Asakusa, and enjoy easy travel around the city courtesy of an included day-long subway ticket.
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Photography Tours

Tokyo Metropolis Photography Tour

Explore the steel and glass jungle of Tokyo in a new light during this photography workshop. Improve your composition techniques with the help of a local photographer who joins you on an adventure in two Tokyo neighborhoods: Shimbashi and Ginza. Capture skyscraper-strewn landscapes and dramatic views of the city’s architecture. This small-group photography experience, perfect for novices and experts alike, is limited to six participants.
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