Ginza, Early Morning – Tokyo, Japan

Ginza is a popular upscale shopping area of Tokyo, with numerous internationally renowned department stores, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses located in its vicinity. Built upon a former swamp that was filled in during the 16th century and now one of the most expensive, elegant, and luxurious streets in the world, Ginza was a part of the old Kyobashi ward of Tokyo City.

The name Ginza comes after the establishment of a silver-coin mint established there in 1612, during the Edo period.

Ginza, Early Morning

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Ginza, Early Morning - The silhouette of a woman is cleaning a stair trapped inside strong shadows.
Ginza, Early Morning


Canon 40D, Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS at 35mm – ISO 400, 1/500 sec at f/16 – November 15, 2009

Location Shot

Sorry, but I don’t remember the exact place where this photo was taken.

Video – Ginza Christmas Lights

This video starts on Chuo-dori Ave in Ginza and we are walking along this avenue which is open to pedestrians on weekends. Then we are walking around this area to feel the Christmas atmosphere.

Tokyo: Basic Facts

Since 1869, with the arrival of Emperor Meiji, Tokyo – officially, Tokyo Metropolis – , one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, is the Japanese capital.

The 2020 Summer Olympics Games were scheduled to take place in Tokyo from July, 24, to August 9, 2020 but have been reported due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Other Photo Shot in Ginza District

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A Japanese man walk in front of a shop showcasing a woman angel in Ginza District, Tokyo, Japan
Woman Angel in Ginza District

Tokyo Slideshow Gallery

This photo is part of the TOKYO gallery: select the image below to watch the Slideshow in Fullscreen.

Beside the Museum of Maritime Science, Odaiba, Tokyo, November 15, 2009
Tokyo Fullscreen Slideshow Gallery

All Photos From the Blog Shot in Japan

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A man contemplates Tokyo across the bay window from the high floor of a building.
All Japan photos featured in the Blog