Ginza is silver – shopping is gold

Asia, urban

This seems to be the inofficial motto of Ginza (銀座), home to Western shopping, mega department stores like Ginza six and upscale boutiques. New year’s shopping starts on January 2nd and is just crazy – people line up in the cold to get to those deals. Also, lucky bags are a huge deal in Japan: a bag full of goodies that can be purchased to bring good luck.

Luckily, Ginza is not all about shopping – step away from the flagship stores to admire a architectural gem of post-war Japanese Metabolism: The Nagakin Capsule Tower made out of 140 pre-fabricated capsules, each one an entity. It is the first example of capsule architecture.

December 30th – January 4th 2018/2019

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