Living in Ginza: What is it Like For Foreigners?

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Ginza is one of Tokyo’s most famous district for shopping, dining, and entertainment, full of stores, restaurants, nightclubs, and cafés. If you are looking for trendy fashion and cosmetic brands then this district is perfect for you! Also, Ginza is the most expensive area of the capital. Streets are filled with impressive, unique buildings of worldwide famous brands. However, it is still a safe place as streets are always brightly lit and security guards are positioned in the front of stores.Read further to learn more about Ginza.

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Ginza - The old silver coin of Tokyo

Ginza is a fascinating mix of the latest trends and decades-old traditions. You can see this combination in the streets by looking at the designer shops and department stores. But there is also a Kabuki theater, home to one of Japan’s traditional entertainment.After a day of wandering in Ginza, nothing is better than enjoying a meal at a famous restaurant or having sushi to end your day. For instance, the restaurant that appears in the famous movie “Kill Bill” has a branch here. In Ginza, dining options are endless and top-quality is guaranteed.

Ginza is also a perfect place to live. The main area is easily accessed by Ginza Station and Ginza-Icchome Station, both highly convenient for traveling and commuting.

There is never a dull moment in this luxurious area.


  • From Tokyo Station, take the Marunouchi Line to Ginza Station (2 min.)
  • From Shibuya Station, take the Ginza Line to Ginza Station (15 min.)
  • From Shinjuku Station, take the Marunouchi Line to Ginza Station (20 min.)

Famous Locations

Tokyo Takarazuka Theater

A theater dedicated to Takarazuka, with an excellent view, you will be able to watch the latest stages and orchestra. Watching a traditional Japanese musical may not be on your to-do list, but it is definitely worth trying.

Hibiya Park

Before the fall of the shogunate, Hibiya Park was the estate of Matsudaira Hizen-no-kami and also a place to showcase a military parade during the Meiji period. It has been developed as a western urban park, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2003.

This is a park full of beautiful flowers which will start to bloom in March, proudly showing its pink petals. This is a very relaxing and quiet area of the district.

Why foreigners live in Ginza

Foreigners live in Ginza for its abundance of entertainment and high convenience. As has been mentioned, this is a busy district. Constantly with a lot of people, restaurants, nightclubs, and department stores, you will never get bored there!

And although all the flashy stores are expensive, in the back streets are cheap food for you to enjoy without worrying about the price.

Furthermore, Ginza Station is connected to the Ginza Line, the Marunouchi Line, and the Hibiya Line, while Ginza-Icchome Station is connected to the Yurakucho Line. These provide an easy access to other central areas of Tokyo.

However, you may not need a train to travel, as Ginza is just walking distance from areas such as the Imperial Palace, Marunouchi Naka-dori, and Tsukiji Fish Market. If you get tired from all the noise, just go walk until Hibiya Park.

Plus, being able to say “I live in Ginza” just sounds so impressive.

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