Yanaka Ginza, Tokyo

Yanaka Ginza, Tokyo

Visitors to Tokyo can take a step back in time when they walk through Yanaka Ginza. This street in the Yanaka neighborhood of east Tokyo offers traditional dining and shopping. Unlike some of the other shopping avenues in the city, it is as popular with locals as it is with tourists.

Shoppers can find everything from umbrellas to fresh fish for sale in the open air of this shopping street. Tourists can grab a bite to eat or shop for souvenirs without paying the high prices found in many other spots in the city.

The food offerings on Yanaka Ginza are mostly local fare. Street foods are common, as are small cups of sake. However, tourists should remember to keep local customs in mind. It is considered rude to eat or drink while walking down the street. Tourists should find a quiet place to enjoy the food before continuing on their way.

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Sight Name: Yanaka Ginza
Sight Location: Tokyo, Japan (See walking tours in Tokyo)
Sight Type: Shopping
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