Ginza and Marunouchi Are More Than Just a Shopper’s Paradise
They're a haven for foodies as well.
One of the things you shouldn’t miss when you’re in Tokyo is Japan’s golden week period (usually around early May), when new establishments open consecutively. In the Ginza and Marunouchi area, large-scale shopping malls such as GINZA SIX, Gransta, and Gransta Marunouchi have recently opened, soon after the opening of Tokyu Plaza last year.
GINZA SIX is home to 241 stores offering various products ranging from fashion and miscellaneous goods to food and beverage. In this world-class complex rich in culture, remarkable works of contemporary artists are exhibited in different places. There’s also a rooftop garden called GINZA SIX Garden, as well as the Kanze Noh Theater, which hosts a traditional Japanese Noh performance.
While the shopping is top-notch, the food is pretty hard to beat, too.
72 Degrees Juicery + Cafe
On the fifth floor, you’ll find a Southern California-inspired cafe called 72 Degrees Juicery + Cafe by David Meyers. Their popular dish is the Face Up, which is toasted bread topped with fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, smoothies, and other super foods.
A pudding specialty store called Marlowe on the B2F sells puddings baked in heat-resistant beakers. There are two limited versions of painted beakers available. One has an image of Ginza in the 1900s and the other has GINZA SIX.
Dominique Ansel Bakery Japan at Ginza
This is the first time that the famous New York bakery opened a takeout store in Ginza. You can buy the Eastern European sweet bread called Chocolate Babka, the original kouign-amann Brown Sugar DKA, and other limited products.
Along with the development of Gransta, the largest shopping area in JR Tokyo Station, is the second phase of Gransta Marunouchi. Located outside the ticket gate, the place has 21 new stores carrying limited products that are only available at Tokyo station.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Tokyo Walker™ (19 April 2017)