4 days in Japan -05/19/ - 5/23-2018
From Ameya Yokoccho we are walking toward Ginza area. It takes a good hour to get there but there are so many buildings, stores along the way so it was a very pleasant walk.
Ginza is Tokyo's most famous upscale shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes.
Kabukiza is one of the best places to see kabuki, featuring plays almost every day. The building was reconstructed and reopened in April 2013. It closely resembles its predecessor except for a skyscraper that now stands above.
We are now reaching Ginza
Tall buildings along the way....
One square meter of land in the district's center is worth over ten million yen, making it one of the most expensive real estate in Japan. It is where you can find the infamous $10 cups of coffee and where virtually every leading brand name in fashion and cosmetics has a presence.
Built in 1932, the Clock tower of the Ginza Wako building is the symbol of Ginza, standing at the northwest corner of the district's centrally located Ginza 4-Chome junction of Chuo and Harumi Dori. Inside the building, jewelry and luxury items are sold
High end stores on Ginza.
Mitsukoshi building on the right is an upscale Department store.
Ginza place located diagonally across the Ginza Wako on the Ginza 4-Chome junction, this complex was opened in 2016 and features a Nissan showroom, Sony showroom and a few eateries and restaurants.
Ginza place view from the front.
Display window from Nissan located inside the Ginza place.
Hoa loves car so he is checking out the latest car from Nissan
Prototype car from Nissan
We are now headed to Mitsukoki department store. It is the oldest surviving department store chain in Japan (founded 1673), Mitsukoshi has its gargantuan flagship store in Nihonbashi. This Ginza branch (opposite Wako) has women wear and accessories on the first five floors, menswear on the sixth, and household goods on the seventh. The B3 floor has toys, children wear and the tax-exemption counter.
The Mitsukoshi department store chain in Ginza was opened in 1930 and offers goods and services on twelve floors.
When you think about department stores you think about clothes, bags, shoes, etc.. but in Japan it also mean shopping for high quality top notch food.
There is one floor dedicated just to food only.
Pre-made food to go.
All type of skewers on display.
Close look at the skewers.
Chicken wings on the top left, some type of eggs on the right, underneath a variety of fried food.
Counters with all type of food.
Baguettes on display.
Pastries and bread.
On way out...
We got back to our hotel the Sheraton and sat down for a mid afternoon snacks/tea and coffee.
Tea and Americano.
Pastry and mochi
Whiskey for Hoa
Americano for me.
NEXT..........Dinner at Okage