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TOKYO LIVING Area Guide | Nihombashi, Tsukishima, Ginza Area

GINZA

Ginza

GINZA

Ginza is known as an upscale area of Tokyo with many department stores, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses. It is recognized as one of the most luxurious shopping destinations in the world. Many upscale designers' flagship stores are in Ginza, notably the Gucci Flagship Store. This city indeed is a place where the latest trends are born. At the same time however, there also are quite a few cultural facilities such as the Kabuki-za (more than 50 years old) and Tokyo Takarazuka Theater. Therefore, Ginza continues to uphold traditions while simultaneously creating new trends. Furthermore, a variety of restaurants serving cuisine from respective countries of the world can also be found. Indeed, Ginza is also contributing to the development of cultures including the food culture.


  • Areas of Interest - Wako Department Store, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Kabuki-za Theater, Sony Building
  • Train Lines - Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

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NIHOMBASHI

Nihombashi

NIHOMBASHI

Nihombashi is a traditional area in many senses regarding economics, trade and history. Centering on the Nihombashi Bridge, an important cultural asset of Japan, the head office of The Bank of Japan and Tokyo Stock Exchange is located here. Along with being Japan's financial district, there are many old-established department stores including Mitsukoshi and Takashimaya. Amid the recent redevelopment, the number of large-scale buildings has been increasing such as COREDO Nihombashi and Nihombashi Mitsui Tower. Nihombashi is an area where the heart of Japan's economy and finance fuses with history and tradition.


  • Areas of Interest - Tokyo Stock Exchange, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Takashimaya Department Stores
  • Train Lines - Tokyo Metro Ginza and Tozai Line, Toei Asakusa Line

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TSUKISHIMA

Tsukishima

TSUKISHIMA

Tsukishima (lit. moon island) is a man made island in Tokyo Bay, just across the channel from Tsukiji fish market. In the last few decades, areas of the island were redeveloped into residential high-rise complexes; however, you can still find remnants of the atmosphere of old Tokyo if you poke around the back alleys and lanes, especially around Sumiyoshi Shrine.@Tsukishima is best known for monjayaki, a kind of runny pancake with different ingredients, such as seafood, meat, and vegetables, mixed into the batter. The island has a large concentration of monjayaki restaurants along Nishinaka Street, just a few steps from Tsukishima station.


  • Areas of Interest - Monjayaki Restaurants
  • Train Lines - Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, Toei Oedo Line

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TOYOSU

Toyosu

TOYOSU

Toyosu is one of rapidly growing areas in Tokyo which is located southeast of Tokyo station. Many high-rise apartments are being built recently. Lala Port Toyosu, a large shopping center is located only 1 minute from Toyosu station with more than 190 facilities such as a movie theater, sports club, restaurants and shops. Yurakucho line and 3 stations of Yurikamome and Harumi dori, a highway that leads to urban areas of Yurakucho and Ginza will enable a convenient access to central Tokyo. Not only access to central Tokyo but also Haneda airport is only 20 minutes away via Airport Limousine Bus.


  • Areas of Interest - Lala Port Toyosu, Kidzania Tokyo, Toyosu Park
  • Train Lines - Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line, Yurikamome line

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