EXPLORING THE GINZA

Yesterday we explored the Ginza district.  Many of Jane's readers had recommended a toy store there.  I had not been to the Ginza in more than 25 years–Wow, how it has changed.  Yesterday, the main street was closed to traffic, making it a very serene experience–not at all like the Ginza I remember back in the 80's.  Here is a sampling of pictures…….

Hot pink flower 

Barbies 

Barbies in Hakuhikan Toy Park…..

Beth and jane 

My very dear friend Beth came with us to Tokyo this time.  She has made the trip so much fun–here she is with Jane….

Dog 

They love to spoil their dogs here….

Tex mex drinks 

We stopped at "Zest" for Tex-mex in the Ginza.  Check out the drink menu.  I love the spelling of Michelada.

Nao on bench 

Nao needed some chips and salsa…..

Chips and salsa 

The salsa was actually very good!!  

Rabbit 

Window display of a shoe store….

Chanel 

Chanel windows…..and interesting flower display.

Flower window 

All for now………
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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27 Responses
  • Kym May 01, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    Judy – I stayed at the Hotel Seiyo Ginza many years ago. It’s lovely, kinda like a Four Seasons – you might want to stop by for drinks sometime, here’s a link for you:
    you!http://www.seiyo-ginza.com/
    Also, if you like shabu-shabu, there’s a department store on the Ginza that has a restaurant inside – it’s great!
    Enjoy your travels! Looking forward to more posts!

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  • Jen May 01, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    I was pleasantly surprised to see a photo of you on display at anthropologie. You look lovely!

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  • Closet Fashionista May 01, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Wow! That looks like sooo much fun!!! You are so lucky!

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  • Nini's Style May 01, 2010 at 8:24 PM

    lovely photos. Thanks for sharing them with us Judy! Have a great time in Japan.
    xoxo
    Nini

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  • Stacey Kelly May 01, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    these pictures are so neat. that dog is just too cute! and the jacket in the window display looks incredible.

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  • bravegrrl May 01, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    amazing. wish i was there!
    xo

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  • Kiki May 01, 2010 at 9:51 PM

    I wish I can go to Japan — such a good place!

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  • Copious Couture May 01, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    I was just in Japan last September… and the Ginza was my favourite part!!! So many people so much to look at!!! Enjoy yourself, I am very jealous!
    Carissa
    http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

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  • Cruz May 01, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    I’m very curious to try Japan’s take on something like Mexican food lol. So excited to see more pics! :D

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  • Pearl Westwood May 02, 2010 at 1:58 AM

    I love the shoe store bunny!

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  • Athena May 02, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Hi Judy! Glad you all are having a wonderful visit. I have really enjoyed looking at yours & Jane’s photos, such a beautiful place. I look forward to more! Have fun & be safe! :-)

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  • melissa May 02, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    Ginza is an amazing distric, I enjoyed it so much when I was in Tokyo! Great pics!
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  • lisa from london May 02, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    must be so incredible to experience Tokyo. has been on my list of holiday destinations since you posted about ur last trip.
    http://melostfound.blogspot.com

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  • Sarah W May 02, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    I love that Channel Jacket! To die for.
    Quick photo question. What lens do you shoot with. I know you have Nikon, but I was wondering what your “go to” lens is when walking around and shooting? Do you use a fixed lens or zoom?

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  • Lindsay May 02, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    These pics are great! Thanks for sharing!
    http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com/

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  • Caddy May 02, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    I love that picture of the Channel jacket. When I saw it I thought that’s looks so Channel but at the same time it evokes a certain sense of Japanese style with the use of fabric kind and color and the way it hangs on the mannequin.
    Great photos, very inspiring.

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  • MªAngeles S.T. May 03, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    Nice photos ;)

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  • Glamour May 03, 2010 at 6:23 AM

    The bunny in the shoe store is amazing! It must be so much fun to take inspiration from styles all over the world. How lucky you are! Thank you for sharing :)
    xox
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  • Style Odyssey May 03, 2010 at 8:23 AM

    Just want to say how much I enjoy your Tokyo posts. What a fun adventure it must be!

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  • The Photodiarist May 03, 2010 at 8:36 PM

    I was intrigued but not in love with Ginza . . . But I love your expression of it in these photos.

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  • Annie May 04, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    i really love that black barbie!!!!! when i was younger i used to collect all the collectable barbies!!! i have over 200 still in their boxes!!
    http://shoelosophy.blogspot.com/

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  • Nicole May 04, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    Thank you so much for lugging your camera’s around Judy! Seeing that picture with Jane and that huge camera bag makes me groan, what a pain to carry that around! Us readers appreciate it, it feels like I’m virtually on the trip with you guys! :)
    Nicole

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