Since then land prices in Ginza have fallen about 90%. However, it's still the most expensive land in Japan.
Ginza is Asia's premiere upscale shopping and entertainment district. The shops in the area are the whose who of global fashion. Many top brands have flagship locations in the Ginza area. There are also several large department stores including Wako, Hankyu, Mitsukoshi, Matsuya, Matsuzakaya and Printemps.
Ginza is a favorite hangout of Tokyo Office Ladies who frequent the upscale spas, coffee shops, restaurants, bars and clubs in the area.
Salarymen tend to avoid Ginza preferring cheaper areas such as nearby Yurakucho. However, there are upscale hostess clubs in Ginza.
In recent years, Ginza has become increasingly popular with Asian tourists interested in shopping. On weekends, Ginza's main street (Chuo Dori) is closed to traffic. It becomes a pleasant pedestrian zone.
Ginza is known for its innovative architecture. With land prices being so high, many of the flagship shops in the area splurged on unique buildings.
Ginza's Christmas illuminations are amongst the best in the world.
Ginza is ranked #1 of 10 best places to shop in Tokyo
Ginza is ranked #1 of 12 best Tokyo neighborhoods for hotels
Ginza is ranked #2 of 5 best places for a date in Tokyo
Ginza is ranked #4 of 19 best Tokyo neighborhoods for kids