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Ginza Tours

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Ginza
With its neon lights, towering department stores, and trendy nightclubs, Tokyo’s upscale shopping district of Ginza is a chic, cosmopolitan adventure. You can catch a Kabuki performance, check out the latest Japanese film or art exhibition, and dine at some of Tokyo’s best restaurants. And, then, of course, there’s the shopping.

The Basics
Even if you don’t have the money to splash around at such exclusive stores as Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Chanel, you can still enjoy window shopping at its finest. Highlights include the Sony Building and Hakuhinkan Toy Park. Another must-see attraction is the Wako Department Store, a neo-Renaissance-style building known for its impressive clock tower. You could easily spend hours wandering the area’s other prestigious department stores, such as Mitsukoshi and Matsuya.

Ginza is also a great dining destination, and guided tours of the area tend to focus on its food scene. Tours typically visit neighborhood pubs, popular with locals getting off work, and exquisite confectionery and pastry shops. Another specialized option is an architecture-focused tour. General sightseeing tours of Tokyo (private or group) also typically include a stroll through Ginza. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ginza is a must-visit for those with an interest in contemporary Japanese culture.
  • The neighborhood is also a great destination for entertainment. The Kabuki-za Theater presents traditional Kabuki theater daily.
  • The side streets of Ginza are home to many art galleries.
  • The department store food halls generously hand out samples, making it easy to fill up cost-free.

How to Get There
Located in Tokyo’s Chuo ward, Ginza is centrally located and easily accessible by subway or taxi. It is served by Ginza station on Tokyo Metro’s Hibiya, Ginza, and Marunouchi lines, as well as Ginza Itchome station on the Yurakucho line and Higashi Ginza station on the Hibaya and Toei Asakusa lines.

When to Get There
Ginza is at its most atmospheric in the evening, when neon lights up the dark sky and the streets are filled with after-work revelers. However, possibly the best time to visit is on Saturday or Sunday, between noon and 5pm, when the main street through Ginza is closed to vehicles, creating Hokōsha Tengoku (“pedestrian heaven”). 

Silver Mint
From the 17th to 19th century, the Ginza district was the site of a silver-coin mint (Ginza translates as "silver mint"). After the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the area evolved as an upmarket shopping district. Today, 10 square feet (1 square meter) of land in the center is worth more than 10 million yen (more than $85,000).
Address: Chuo, Tokyo 103-8001, Japan
Admission: Free
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Private Ginza Architecture Walking Tour

Private Ginza Architecture Walking Tour

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The Ginza district of Tokyo is one of the best places to enjoy seeing a blend of both new and historic architecture. A tour guide will make sure you don’t miss a single opportunity to learn about these iconic buildings. This private walking tour is customizable to your interests and knowledge base, and will take you to sights you may not be able to access on your own. You’ll end the tour with great photos, feeling like a Ginza expert yourself.
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  • 3 hours
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$102.50
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 Enjoy Real tea ceremony in GINZA

Enjoy Real tea ceremony in GINZA

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Invitation to Ginza CHAZEN CHAZAEN is located next to Kabuki-za. While you walk through Ginza feel free to drop in and enjoy an authentic tea ceremony with us. We not only offer you an authentic tea ceremony experience, but also other various kinds of programs. Hours of Opreation: 10:00 – 17:00 The final session starts at 17:00. Experience Program 1.Tea ceremony lectures. 2.Tea leaf grinding for Matcha powder. 3.Tea ceremony demonstrations. 4.Seasonal Japanese Matcha flavored sweets. 5.Make your own Matcha. 10:00 / 11:00 / 12:00 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 17:00 Price: ¥3,500 Reservations: Reservations need to be made the program you wish to attend.
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  • 45 minutes
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day

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Discover Tokyo at your own pace on this 4- or 8-hour private, custom tour with guide. Design a tour that’s perfect for your interests. There’s a world of options, including the outer fish market at Tsukiji, the city’s temples and shrines, shopping excursions and food or sake tours. Your private custom tour includes a guide, entrance fees at select attractions, snacks, round-trip transport from your hotel with meet-and-greet and a car (for the private transfer option), or public transport (for the public transfer) and optional lunch (for the full-day tour).
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  • 8 hours
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$221.33
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Yurakucho / Shimbashi / Ginza Night Tour

Yurakucho / Shimbashi / Ginza Night Tour

Explore the streets of Shimbashi, Yurakucho, and Ginza and eat like a true local. On this 3-hour night tour, you will experience the hub for authentic izakaya spots that Japanese salarymen frequent after a long day at work. As we journey through Shimbashi, Yurakucho, and Ginza, you’ll gain insight into the area’s hidden gems all while discovering the area's amazing sights, sounds, and tastes. From the rustic ambience to our authentic selection of eateries, this tour highlights Japanese culture and cuisine to make for an unforgettable experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$102.57
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Shop Up A Storm In Ginza

Shop Up A Storm In Ginza

You’ll weave through the streets of Ginza with your Host- a true fashionista- and discover the myriad of luxury high-end boutiques, casual department stores and exclusive restaurants the make this vibrant city the best place to shop. Browse designers' stores or one-of-a kind boutiques and maybe stop for a bite to eat. Discover Tokyo’s distinct style, unearth hidden treasures and shop in the city’s very best stores for unique pieces, so you can take a little bit of Tokyo home with you. We will pair you up with a like-minded Host who would love to share with you their favourite places to shop, and will make recommendations for the rest of your trip. Your Host will suggest an itinerary and agree upon a meeting time and place, but you can always change your mind about what you want to do. You’ll feel like you’re shopping up a storm with a knowledgeable friend by your side.
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  • 3 hours
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$79.52
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Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

Tokyo by Night: Japanese Food Tour

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Combine the cultural delights and delectable bites of Tokyo on this 3-hour food tour of Japan’s capital. Accompanied by a guide, delve into the culinary scene of the city by visiting several popular bars and restaurants. Sample local specialties like succulent grilled meat skewers, sweet cakes and refreshing sake. Deepen your knowledge of Japanese culinary and cultural traditions and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
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$137.48
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Tokyo Walking tour 6 hours (Tsukuji Fish Market, Asakusa, Ginza, Imperial Palace

Tokyo Walking tour 6 hours (Tsukuji Fish Market, Asakusa, Ginza, Imperial Palace

If you'd like to fully enjoy theTokyo, this private tour is the one you are looking for. In the morning, you will visit Tsujkiji, the world's largest fish market where you can enjoy watching and tasting a variety of seafood. After visiting Tsukiji, the tour will cover imperial palace, also known as the ruin of Edo samurai castle where you can feel the city with a history over 400. Then we will visit Ginza most prestigious shopping and dining district with department stores, high fashion boutiques, and many art galleries. Also included is Asakusa, the most popular touristic spot of classic Tokyo with Sensoji-temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo Let's fully enjoy the city like a local.
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  • 6 hours
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$297.26
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Guided Local Food and Drink Tour in the Ginza District

Guided Local Food and Drink Tour in the Ginza District

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Feel like a Japanese local during this 2-hour visit to two ‘Izakayas’ (Japanese pubs) in Tokyo’s bustling Ginza district. Ditch your guidebook and let a Japanese local guide navigate you inside the closed-off world of these typical neighborhood pubs. With your guide’s help, you’ll order some tasty dishes off the non-English menu, grab a few beers, and soak up the unique atmosphere of these authentic Japanese establishment few foreigners ever see. One drink and two dishes, or two drinks and one dish are included.
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  • 2 hours
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$132.97
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Gallery hopping in Tokyo: Ginza-stylish architectures and hidden charms

Gallery hopping in Tokyo: Ginza-stylish architectures and hidden charms

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It would be easy to visit famous museums like MORI ART MUSEUM on your own, but how about small but nice art galleries hidden in a town? Actually so many galleries reside in Ginza approximately passing through Such galleries are really entertaining modern art works while appreciate stylish architectures on our way. Such galleries just want to nurture artists or introduce their works, so no admission fee is required. surprised to discover unexpected Ginza! If you like, I can also take you to shops selling Japanese pottery, cloisonne, swords, paper, stationary and so on, since Ginza offers almost everything you want! Let's enjoying exploring Ginza together! Note: Each gallery shown in the magazine can be closed irregularly between exhibitions. I select several galleries which are open on the day.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$81.90
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Japanese Lymphatic Massage at an Upscale Salon in the Ginza District

Japanese Lymphatic Massage at an Upscale Salon in the Ginza District

Try a Japanese, lymphatic massage at a private salon in the upscale Ginza District in Tokyo. Lymphatic massages and facials focus on stimulating your body's lymph system to eliminate toxins and reduce swelling. Specialists will accommodate the needs of your skin by checking your skin's condition with the latest beauty cameras and methods and use products personalized for your skin. Here, you can relax while expert practitioners pamper you.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Japanese Walking Food Tour - Ginza, Yurakucho, Shinbashi

Japanese Walking Food Tour - Ginza, Yurakucho, Shinbashi

Have a wonderful food and walking experience through 3 famous places in Tokyo. Enjoy local delicious food and watch the street view in these location, check different kind of shops. Make yourself feel like a local person.
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  • 3 hours
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Tsukiji Fish Market Visit with Sushi Making Experience

Tsukiji Fish Market Visit with Sushi Making Experience

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Take a closer look at the fascinating world of sushi, extending from the ocean to your plate, during this 4-hour sushi-making class and a visit to the outer Tsukiji fish market. Tour one of the world’s largest seafood markets with a guide as you learn how fish is caught, distributed, and sold. Then turn your attention to sushi-making, learning to prepare nigiri sushi with the help of a sushi master. Finish your experience by enjoying your creations for lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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Small-Group Tokyo Biking Tour

Small-Group Tokyo Biking Tour

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Get an intimate look at Tokyo during this bike tour. Discover the city’s hidden paths and top landmarks, cycling beneath the skyscrapers of Shinjuku to a local shrine and exploring neighborhoods like Ginza and Roppongi Hills. Pass landmarks like Meiji Jingu Shrine, Yoyogi Park, and the Imperial Palace before ending at the top of the 48-story Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. A guide, bike, and helmet are included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Must See Tokyo With A Local: Private & Personalized

Must See Tokyo With A Local: Private & Personalized

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See Tokyo like a local with this trip around town, complete with a local host. You'll get to visit many of the city's top attractions and off-the-beaten-track gems, with stops to eat and drink at local cafes. Your guide will also be on hand to give you advice and recommendations as you plan for the rest of your trip.  
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  • 8 hours
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Tokyo City Tour: Private Chauffeur Guide with Chartered Car

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Tokyo City Tour: Private Chauffeur Guide with Chartered Car

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A chauffeured private tour is the perfect way to see Tokyo if you have a limited time or want to get your bearings in the city. Enjoy round trip transportation from your accommodation in a luxury vehicle. Relax on a full day excursion that showcases the diversity of Tokyo, from its high tech present to its traditional roots. Customize the tour to your must-see locations.
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  • 10 hours
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$877.53
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Tokyo Metropolis

Tokyo Metropolis

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Explore the steel and glass jungle of Tokyo in a new light during this photography workshop. Improve your composition techniques with the help of a local photographer who joins you on an adventure in two Tokyo neighborhoods: Shimbashi and Ginza. Capture skyscraper-strewn landscapes and dramatic views of the city’s architecture. This small-group photography experience, perfect for novices and experts alike, is limited to six participants.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$234.01
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Authentic Geisha Performance and Entertainment including a Kaiseki Course Dinner

Authentic Geisha Performance and Entertainment including a Kaiseki Course Dinner

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Slip on a kimono and savor a multi-course kaiseki dinner while you’re entertained by a geisha performance. A host greets you at an authentic Japanese restaurant in Tokyo during this 3-hour evening experience. Settle in with a small group as you’re served traditional dishes and converse with the geisha who are trained in dance, music and the art of communication.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$295.60
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Adventurous Japanese Food Tour

Adventurous Japanese Food Tour

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Most culinary tours in Japan only cover classics like ramen and udon, but you discover out-of-the-box treats during this adventure lovers’ food crawl. Meet an expert foodie for a daring expedition through the savory streets of Ginza, packed with local eateries. Get a taste of only-in-Japan delicacies like blowfish (fugu) and horse meat, while also making time for standbys like sushi and yakitori.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$112.13
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Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

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Get acquainted with a real-life geisha during a cultural experience in Tokyo. An intimate encounter designed for travelers interested in Japanese culture, this tour includes a geisha performance, traditionally featuring songs, dances, and games, and refreshments such as tea and sweets. Learn about the history of the geisha and upgrade to include lunch and unlimited drinks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ultimate Ramen Experience

Ultimate Ramen Experience

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Japan is known for its amazing ramen, and this tour is the ideal way to learn more about it. Meet a passionate ramen guide and enjoy a tour through Okachimachi or Ikebukuro neighborhood. The tour is a great way to discover local spots that you wouldn’t find alone, and to get top tips for the rest of your trip. It’ll be a stress-free experience as at least three different ramen tastings, and three drinks are included.
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  • 3 hours
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$140.49
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High quality Japanese food for Japanese gourmets

High quality Japanese food for Japanese gourmets

It is possible for people with experience in Japanese cuisine to taste high quality authentic Japanese cuisine. You can get a better understanding of Japanese food by making reservations for restaurants based on your budget and requests and explaining the meals offered in English and Japanese.
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  • 2 to 4 minutes
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$80.00
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Tokyo Local Bar Hopping

Tokyo Local Bar Hopping

Bar-hopping through the city's many different types of drinking establishments is a must-do in Tokyo, but if you are new in town, it can be difficult to figure out where to go. This guided tour takes the guesswork out of your evening by taking you to three different kinds of izakaya where you can drink and have fun, just like a local.
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  • 3 hours
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Tokyo food tour to enjoy Japanese delicacies in 3 hours!

Tokyo food tour to enjoy Japanese delicacies in 3 hours!

Join a guided private tour where you can experience the delicacies of Japanese cuisine. Eating horse sashimi, horse meat dishes and rare yakitori will be an experience where you can discover the taste different from sushi and sukiyaki, which are famous for Japanese cuisine. As it is a tour that eats raw meat and visceral meat, it is not recommended for people who are originally weak in the stomach or who are not physically fit on the day of the tour. Please enjoy the unusual taste and delicious food that you can only taste in Japan! Meal charges are not included in the displayed tour prices. The average charges are 5,000-8,000yen per person. The price changes depending on the menu you choose. Please pay at each restaurant on the day of the tour. This tour uses public transport.The tour destination is around Ginza or around Shibuya.Hotel pick up also available. You can choose the pickup location. For more tour details, see the inclusions, what to expect section on this page.
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  • 3 hours
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$95.63
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Adventurous Private Japanese Food Tour

Adventurous Private Japanese Food Tour

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Taste some of Japan’s most notorious delicacies on a private food tour of Tokyo’s Ginza district. Find the food experiences you want and order with the help of your English speaking guide. Open your eyes to local foods you didn’t know existed, or wouldn’t have tried on your own. If you want to try blowfish, horse sashimi, or whale, this is your tour; either way, your guide can adjust the menu and restaurant visits to meet your needs.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$185.94
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