Updated: July 18, 2019
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5 of the most popular things to do in Ginza


If you are wondering what to do in Ginza, then have a look at these 5 suggestions. They are some of the most popular activities with locals and tourists alike in the famous Tokyo neighbourhood.

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Ginza is an unmissable district of Tokyo. Known for its expensive boutiques, sushi restaurants, and everything high-end, the area has a reputation of being quite posh. It is a very beautiful place where you can enjoy both modern and more traditional Japan. Here are some interesting things to do in Ginza.

Attend a kabuki play at Kabukiza

Kabuki is a type of traditional Japanese theatre that depicts ancient folk tales in dance and musical plays. Kabuki performers wear sophisticated traditional kimonos, masks or elaborate makeup. Watching a kabuki play is a great way to experience the traditional culture of Japan. One of the best places to do so in Tokyo is at the Kabukiza 歌舞伎座 Theatre in Ginza.

Kabukiza is the most prestigious kabuki theatre in Tokyo. It has a capacity of nearly 2,000 people, which makes it one of the largest in Japan. It's stately traditional architecture really stands out in the modern urban city center of Ginza.

Shop at Ginza Mitsukoshi

Centrally located, Ginza Mitsukoshi Department store is the place to go shopping in Ginza. Opened in 1930, it has been the most popular department store for designer clothes in the area.

Shop at Ginza Six

On the other hand, GINZA SIX is the hottest new department store which has just opened in 2017. From high-end fashion brands to Japanese domestic brands, everything you want is there.

There are also some really great foods on the basement floor.

Wander the neon street

Even if you're not in Ginza for shopping, just wandering around Ginza is interesting. The Neon street is a famous strip where you can see brightly illuminated neon signboards on both sides of the street.

This road is famous for its incredibly expensive high-end clubs and bars.

Have some drinks and food on Corridor Gai at night

Corridor Gai or Corridor Street, has been popular among the young generation recently. The street is not so long but it has a high concentration of many cozy bars and restaurants. It's comparatively cheaper than other places in Ginza.
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