Prior to Ginza, we stop by at Ueno to check out Ameyoko. The bustling shopping street is crowded with stores offering a bit of everything from clothes, sporting apparels, shoes, chocolates, fruits, seafood to dried food. I read somewhere that Ameyoko is one rare place in Japan which allows price bargaining (negotiating) wow…
But don’t quote me, we didn’t try and we didn’t buy anything.
Ginza (銀座) is Tokyo glamorous shopping capital. The prestigious precinct is a place to see and to be seen, it is little wonder why every business want a piece of action here.
Some of the iconic luxurious brands here are Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Harry Winston, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Prada. Some brands operate from their very own building. Yes, buildings not shops! Even Nissan Motors has a gallery here to showcase their latest cars…huh?
Ginza is also home to popular upscale departmental stores like Matsuya, Matsuzakaya, Mitsukoshi and Wako. And Wako Building with its symbolic clock is a landmark in Ginza, the crossroads where the building stands is one of the most photographed places.
The whole Ginza is a shopping paradise with plenty of flagship stores to attract the attention of your wallet. But the luxury goods are mostly pricier compared to Singapore.
This sort of explains why Japanese tourists frequent the branded boutiques when they are in Singapore.
Still, Ginza is great place to admire modern buildings of famous brands, see the beautiful window displays and soak in the extravagance atmosphere. We stay around until the neon lights and video displays come to life, lighting up the night with a whole new charm.
6 Chome-10 Ueno Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0005, Japan
Getting here: We took a short walk to Ameyoko from Ueno-Okachimachi Station (Oedo Subway Line).
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