5 March 2011
Felt like going back to some of my photos from my trip to Tokyo back in June last year. This time it's Ginza.
Ginza is a high class shopping area with a lot of department stores and big brand flagship stores, and many are of Western brands as well.
Apple building. Very Apple style I must say.
Stunt man performing a still action pose on the street. I like his "wind-blown" tie which is deliberately held in such position.
A crowd of ladies taking pictures of the man "in motion" with their phones.
At the big crossroad between Harumi-doori (晴海通り) and Chuuou-doori （中央通り）.
Found this Hakuhinkan Toy Park (博品館 Toy Park) on our guidebook so we thought we would pay it a visit.
A race track on top floor of Hakuhinkan Toy Park.
Gunpla of HG 30th 1/144, MG 1/100, and Mega Size 1/48 Scale of RX-78-2 Gundam on display.
Final Fantasy XIII Play Arts action figures on display.
Other Square-Enix Play Arts action figures on display.
The Yamaha building in Ginza. Its unique outward appearance sure takes my attention on it while walking down the roads.
The Wako Building (和光) in Ginza. It is one of the most well known store for Wako retailer, as well as a symbol of landmark in Ginza due to its appearance and history.
A kouban (交番) in Ginza, which is essentially a police box.
Walking down the roads in Ginza.
Afternoon tea: Mucha flavoured cake with ice-cream.
The Sony Building in Ginza. Lots of latest electronics and gadgets on exhibition in the building. Too bad most are supposedly for Japan only, with a small shop section on the top floor for overseas customers.
One side of Sony Building. The small cafe where I had my mucha cake can be seen on the second floor.
Ginza, an ideal place for ladies with a lot of money to spend, but perhaps not so ideal for everyone else who fall out of that criteria ^^;
My sister had to meet an old school friend in Ginza, so the rest of us decided to stroll along the streets in Ginza before meeting up again.
Ginza sure is a high class district. Unless one is going for a shopping spree with the high brand stuff, this is probably not the place for one to go, but there are a few exceptions like the Sony Building and the Hakuhinkan Toy Park that one can spend some time too. Speaking of high class my cousin saw a driver having to escort a lady in kimono to a vintage Mercedes-Benz, while bending his back so that he is below her height all the time before she sits down in her car before driving her away. Not something one gets to see every day for sure ^^;;;