Attractions

Top Choice Market in Ginza & Tsukiji

Tsukiji Market

Fruit, vegetables, flowers and meat are sold here, but it's seafood – around 2000 tonnes of it traded daily – that Tsukiji is most famous for. The Seafood Intermediate Wholesalers' Area, part of the inner market (jō…
Top Choice Market in Ginza & Tsukiji

Tsukiji Outer Market

Here, tightly packed rows of vendors hawk market and culinary-related goods, such as dried fish, seaweed, kitchen knives, rubber boots and crockery. It's also a fantastic place to eat, with great street food and a h…
Top Choice Gardens in Ginza & Tsukiji

Hama-rikyū Onshi-teien

This beautiful garden, one of Tokyo’s finest, is all that remains of a shogunate palace that once extended into the area now occupied by Tsukiji Market. The main features are a large duck pond with an island that’s …
Market in Ginza & Tsukiji

Seafood Intermediate Wholesalers' Area

Local chefs and fish mongers visit this section of Tsukiji Market every morning to source fresh seafood for their shops. When it opened in 1935, the fan-shaped market was state-of-the-art; now, with its cobble-stone…
Market in Ginza & Tsukiji

Fruit & Vegetable Auctions

Attending the vegetable and fruit auctions in that section of Tsukiji Market is far less fuss than the tuna auction; just turn up from around 7am. The incredibly perfect and pricey melons you see in department store…
Museum in Ginza & Tsukiji

Advertising Museum Tokyo

Run by Dentsu, Japan’s largest advertising agency, this collection runs from woodblock-printed handbills from the Edo period via sumptuous art nouveau and art deco Meiji- and Taisho-era works to the best of today. E…
Shinto Shrine in Ginza & Tsukiji

Namiyoke-jinja

When Tsukiji's shrine was first built in the mid-1600s it was on the edge of the water – that's how much land reclamation has happened since. The name, aptly, means 'protection from the waves'. Today it's patronised…
Architecture in Ginza & Tsukiji

Nakagin Capsule Tower

A Facebook campaign has been started by some residents and fans to save Kurokawa Kishō's early-1970s building, which is a seminal work of Metabolist architecture. The tower's self-contained pods, which can be remove…
Buddhist Temple in Ginza & Tsukiji

Tsukiji Hongwan-ji

When this impressive branch of the mother temple in Kyoto fell victim to the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923, it was rebuilt in a classical Indian style, making it one of the most distinctive Buddhist places of worsh…
Park in Ginza & Tsukiji

Hibiya-kōen

Built around the turn of the 20th century at the height of the Meiji era, this leafy block situated just west of Ginza was Tokyo’s first European-style park complete with fountains and ponds. It's a pleasant spot fo…