Japan

Ginza Streets and Itoya stores | Tokyo

After enjoying a sushi set menu brunch in Okame at Tsukiji market, it is a convenient fifteen minute walk to Ginza where you can spend hours shopping!

 

Between Tsukiji market and Ginza, we passed Kabukiza Ginza. At first I was really sad that we didn’t get to watch an act of Kabuki, but then looking at how many hawkers there were outside trying to get more customers, it may be that we dodged a tourist trap? Am I being too cynical here? ^^;

Kabukiza building
Kabukiza building
Next, we passed by a pachinko museum.

Yes. A Pachinko museum. WHY DOES SUCH A MUSEUM EVEN EXIST? O____O!!

Pachinko museum...is really small. Does it even hold much...?
The pachinko museum…is really small. Does it even hold much…?
We walked past some cute stores, stalls, cafes, and a side alley that I suspect may have good food. Just because it’s really really off beat. Who knows? 😛

Super cute shop - looks like it belongs in Harajuku right?
Super cute shop – looks like it belongs in Harajuku right?

House accessory stall - no owner in sight! The items are really cute too~
House accessory stall – no owner in sight! The items are really cute too~

Delirium cafe - super cute decor on the outside, but the menu looked super average so we didn't go in
Delirium cafe – super cute decor on the outside, but the menu looked super average so we didn’t go in

Restaurants in an alley off a main road. Super offbeat. Looks promising, right? :D
Restaurants in an alley off a main road. Super offbeat. Looks promising, right? 😀
Eventually, we made our way to Itoya. The main store G.Itoya is an 11 or 12 storey building. Tall and slim, the types of store items were divided quite distinctively by floors. The shop is super aesthetically appealing!

Wide store area! Super spacious and bright <3
Wide store area! Super spacious and bright <3

Endless shopping list roll. I wanted one so much. It was too expensive and I'd never make good enough use of it though lol
Endless shopping list roll. I wanted one so much. It was too expensive and I’d never make good enough use of it though lol

All sorts of knives you never knew you needed. And probably are too OP - the prices are insane!
All sorts of scissors and stationery you never knew you needed. And probably are too OP – the prices are insane!

Desk calendar! So expensive too
Really cool manual/physical calendar! 6,000yen though :'(

My favourite - the weird as thing for making your own little sleep space when there is no privacy
My favourite – the weird as Ostrich Pillow for making your own little sleep space when there is no privacy

So many random useless things around the shop too, I love it!
So many random useless things around the shop hehe, I love it!

Hardcore expensive calculators
Hardcore expensive calculators – 25,000yen for a calculator? WHY?

Glass fountain pens
Glass fountain pens. They’re sooo much prettier when seen in person!

Pretty fountain pen inks!
Pretty fountain pen inks!
Out the back door and across the small road, is K.Itoya. Still Itoya, but this store is dedicated to fountain pens. It literally had 4 or so floors of just fountain pens…

Personally I didn’t find it too interesting so I didn’t take any photos, but Itoya is pretty easy to find in Ginza. Just look for G.Itoya which is on a main street, and you’ll be able to find K.Itoya rather easily after that if that’s your interest.

I took some videos of the awesome stuff in Itoya, but unfortunately my laptop is low on memory so I will edit and upload them at a later date!