|The glitziest place in Tokyo, and indeed in all of Japan, is
Ginza, where long-standing department stores and boutiques offering luxury goods
of all kinds have their flagship locations. In recent years, many first-class
European and American labels, including Hermes of Paris, have also opened boutiques
in Ginza. Ginza is where East meets West in a battle for upscale retail supremacy.
Strolling through Ginza - if only to window-shop - is a favorite pastime, and
on weekends this district is packed with pedestrians of all ages. The heart of
the district is the Ginza Yon-chome crossing, an intersection surrounded by famous
department stores. This bustling intersection is also within easy walking distance
of the Kabukiza theater and Hibiya Park.