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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 frenetic inner market (jōnai-shijō) is slated to move to Toyosu in 2…
Top Choice Theatre in Ginza & Tsukiji

Kabukiza

The flamboyant facade of this venerable theatre, which was completely reconstructed in 2013 to incorporate a tower block, makes a strong impression. It is a good indication of the extravagant dramatic flourishes tha…
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 …
Top Choice Ramen in Ginza & Tsukiji

Kagari

Don't get confused – even though the English sign outside Kagari says 'Soba', this stands for chūka soba, meaning Chinese noodles, ie ramen. Kagari's luscious, flavoursome chicken broth makes all the difference here…
Top Choice Sushi in Ginza & Tsukiji

Kyūbey

Since 1936, Kyūbey’s quality and presentation has won it a moneyed and celebrity clientele. Even so, this is a supremely foreigner-friendly and relaxed restaurant. The friendly owner Imada-san speaks excellent Engli…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Ginza & Tsukiji

Itōya

Nine floors (plus several more in the nearby annexe) of stationery-shop love await visual-art professionals and seekers of office accessories, with both everyday items and luxury such as fountain pens and Italian le…
Top Choice Greek in Ginza & Tsukiji

Apollo

Ginza's glittering lights are the dazzling backdrop to this ace import from Sydney with its delicious take on modern Greek cuisine. The Mediterranean flavours come through strongly in dishes such as grilled octopus …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Ginza & Tsukiji

Takumi

You're unlikely to find a more elegant selection of traditional folk crafts, including toys, textiles and ceramics from around Japan. Ever thoughtful, this shop also encloses information detailing the origin and bac…
Top Choice Sushi in Ginza & Tsukiji

Daiwa Sushi

Waits of over one hour are commonplace at Tsukiji Market's most famous sushi bar, after which you'll be expected to eat and run. But it’s all worth it once your first piece of delectable sushi hits the counter. Unle…