Ginza and Tsukiji-Area Shopping

Beyond its restaurants and sophisticated nightlife, Ginza is all about shopping during the daytime hours. Every brand worth its salt has at least one retail shop here, and for the most part it’s about luxury and brand experiences. Whether or not you have the bank account to back it up, you can do plenty of retail therapy just hopping around.

Ginza and Tsukiji-Area Shopping

Tokyu Plaza Ginza

The Tokyu Plaza Ginza building opened in 2016 and is right between Ginza and Ikebukuro. There are 14 floors of modern shopping, restaurants with views of the area, and an incredible rooftop terrace with a hanging garden. As far as department stores in Ginza go, Tokyu Plaza stands out simply because it’s so new, and stands in stark contrast to the classic buildings around it.

Tokyu Plaza Ginza
Tokyu Plaza Ginza

SHISEIDO THE GINZA

This isn’t just a shop to buy cosmetics, it’s an entire brand and customer experience encompassing everything about beauty and well-being. With three very different floors, SHISEIDO THE GINZA offers cosmetics downstairs (complete with digital “mirrors” that apply them to your face), and upstairs floors have makeup rooms for personal touch-ups, salons, spa, and even a professional photography studio for getting that perfect headshot for your passport photo. Whether you’re interested in cosmetics or not, this is a great building to check out.

SHISEIDO THE GINZA
SHISEIDO THE GINZA

Hakuhinkan Toy Park

One of Tokyo’s biggest and most well-known toy shops, Hakuhinkan has been running since 1982 and sells a wide variety of toys, stuffed animals, and general fun for kids. For a toy shop it’s quite large, and you can find just about anything on the market, as well as classic items. Perfect for getting something for the kids, or just browsing with them, as there are plenty of toys you can play with in the shop as well, including a racing track for slot cars that you can borrow for free and race for only 200 yen.

Hakuhinkan Toy Park
Hakuhinkan Toy Park

Mitsukoshi

Founded in the 17th century, Mitsukoshi is one of Japan’s most famous department store chains. Their iconic department store in Ginza is one of their best, but the real gem is in the basement floors where you can find all manner of beautifully packaged Japanese snacks, sweets, sake, tea and other items. If you love Japanese food, and especially packaging, you could probably spend all day exploring and finding souvenirs to bring home.

Mitsukoshi
Mitsukoshi

Itoya

Like many established stores in Ginza, Itoya has been around a long time. This hundred year old stationary store has an incredible variety of domestic and international stationery, including 1,200 kinds of pens and pencils. Japan already has the world’s best stationary, so if you’re looking for beautiful cards, paper, and pretty much anything to do with stationary supplies, Itoya is a paradise.

Itoya
Itoya
Facility Name
hakuhinkan TOY PARK Ginza Honten
Address
Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 8-8-11
Phone
0335718008
Business hours
Toipaku is 11-20
Regular holiday
open everday
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN
Facility Name
Ginza Itoya
Address
Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 2-7-15
Phone
0335618311
Opening Hours
10:00-20:00
[Sunday Public holiday] 10:00-19:00
[G. Itouya 12th floor cafe] 10:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:00)
Closed
1/1
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Yes
Introduction
This long-established stationary store was founded in 1904 and is known for carrying a wide range of goods from art supplies to office supplies, high grade writing materials and original merchandise. The new G. Itoya main store which was reconstructed in June of 2015 is easily identified by the large red paperclip on its sign outside. K. Itoya, which has a large fountain pen on its exterior sign, is a space to enjoy shopping that was designed under the concept of being a retreat for adults.
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN

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