The beautiful photo of Tsukiji near Ginza above is courtesy of Tsutomu Kuriyama from the
Yurakucho Station is not Ginza, but it is very close to Ginza (about five
minutes or less walking distance) I am going to focus mostly on Ginza on
this page. Ginza is a world famous shopping area in Tokyo famous not
really for it's shopping, but for how expensive everything is that you can
buy there. I went there quite a few times because my friend worked
there, but I didn't go into any of the really expensive shops. That
didn't really interest me that much, that did interest me however was the
wall of stores going down the main street in Ginza and all the neon lights
at night time. Very neat to look at. Supposedly there are also
many great coffee shops in Ginza. I went to one or two and they were
very nice but really just like any other coffee shop. Did the coffee
taste better because I drank it in one of the most pricey places in the
world? I don't know, try it for yourself sometime. Ginza is
great for shopping though if you have some money to spend, and you're not
too thrifty. Most of Tokyo's most high end, classy department stores
are located in Ginza, like Mitsukoshi and Matsuzakaya.
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Background photo by Tsutomu Kuriyama ©1999.
Main text by 3DeeArts ©1999/2000. Additional
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