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【Tokyo 1-Day Trip】A One-Day Course in Ginza That’ll Let You Feel Japan

Tokyo is full of things to see and do, so if you want to enjoy it in just one day, decide on a plan, check the transportation and go! 10 different recommended courses that range from standard to express will be brought up. Below is a model course that will let you feel Japan in Ginza. This course includes Kabuki, matcha green tea sweets, and washoku (Japanese cuisine). 【Total: 5 hours 30 minutes】

<1> Get the Hitomakumi Single Act Same-Day Ticket at Kabukiza Theater

First, purchase the Hitomakumi (single act) ticket at Kabukiza Theater so that you can watch a single act out of the whole daily kabuki program. (Starts at 1,000 JPY per person!)
*Not available for children under school age.
*Prices change depending on the program.
*Refer to the official Kabukiza Theater website for ticket sale times.

【↓Five minutes on foot to the next spot】

<2> Reasonably Priced Lunch at the Michelin-starred Ginza Ibuki Restaurant

Enjoy a luxurious lunch at a restaurant that has been on the Michelin list for 6 consecutive years. Lunch sets are priced reasonably (starting at 1,404 JPY) and includes their specialty dish, bonito grilled with straw.

【↓Five minutes on foot to the next spot】

Phone: 03-6278-8110
Hours: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (last order at 1:10 PM), 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM (last order at 9:00 PM)
Days closed: Sundays, Mondays that are public holidays
*A 10% service charge is added at night.

Ginza Ibuki

Daini Matsuoka Bldg. B1, 2-14-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

<3> Enjoy a Kabuki Play! To GINZA KABUKIZA Theater

Kobiki Hiroba on floor B2 of Kabukiza Tower has a variety of different stores where you can enjoy selecting souvenirs.

【↓8 minutes by foot to the next spot】

Phone: 03-3545-6880
Days closed/prices: Depends on the performance

GINZA KABUKIZA

Kabukiza Tower, 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

<4>Take a Break at Ginza Wakamatsu

Wakamatsu is the shop that created the popular Anmitsu (Japanese sundae) dessert. Its specialty is Original Anmitsu (950 JPY). Its smooth anko (sweet bean paste) and carefully prepared kanten (agar jelly) is a great representation of the dessert chef's skills.

【↓2 minutes on foot to the next spot】

Phone: 03-3571-0349
Hours: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM (last order at 7:30 PM)
Days closed: In accordance with Ginza Core

Ginza Wakamatsu

Ginza Core Bldg. 1F, 5-8-20 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

<5> Pick Up Japanese-styled Items at Kyukyodo

This is a specialty store of Japanese washi paper that has been open for 300 years. Their variety of elegant items are perfect as Tokyo souvenirs.

【↓2 minutes on foot to the next spot】

Kyukyodo Ginza Main Store

5-7-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

<6> Go to the Japanese Food Themed GINZA GRAND PREMIUM FOOD HALL at GINZA SIX

GINZA GRAND PREMIUM FOOD HALL is on the 6th floor of GINZA SIX. It consists of an alley with eight specialty restaurants and a casual “Okamochi Area”. It is full of gourmet Japanese cuisine, such as sushi and tempura.

GINZA GRAND PREMIUM FOOD HALL

6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 09.06.2017]

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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