Japan -03/31/- 04/08/2017

Day 2- Ginza -4/2/2017

Ginza is an upscale shopping district in central Tokyo featuring major department stores, international fashion brand stores, galleries, restaurants and some distinctive architecture. Ginza in Japanese literally means “Silver Mint”, which historically related to the coin mint located in the district in the 1600’s and 1700’s. The title still holds true today as it is packed with brand name stores and up market department stores on some of the most expensive land in Japan.

Yarakucho Marion building -Seibu & Hankyu Department Stores,


Seibu Department store in Ginza features nine floors of fashion and accessories.



Huge Uniqlo store on the main street.


 We passed by a store selling fruits...

They are very expensive in Japan-Assorted fruits basket around $50 and 6 oranges =$90


This basket cost around $90

This one cost around $200


$145 per melon

The most expensive melon in the store cost $400 for a box of 2


So expensive!  People are buying them so it must be worth it.

Cherries from Stohnishiki -$300 the box.


The heart of the district is the Ginza 4-chome Intersection, which is the junction of Chuo-dori and Harumi-dori. From midday to sunset on Sundays, the central section of Chuo-dori is closed to vehicles making it a pedestrians paradise.



Wako department store on the left.

Another view of the intersection.

Mochi store


Cherries are in season now so they are making mochi wrapped in cherry leaves.  We bought some but did not like it.

We also bought mochi with red fresh strawberry and red beans paste.  Now this one is really delicious.

They told us to eat within a few hours so that the strawberry is still fresh.


Nissan building

Inside the Nissan building on the 3rd floor.  We wanted to sit down for a cup of coffee but it was full.


Pretty ladies in the subway on our back to our hotel.

Next..Dinner at Daikokuya Tempura



Our house


Photo Gallery

 Mon  petit coin