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? ^^;
Next, we passed by a pachinko museum.
Yes. A Pachinko museum. WHY DOES SUCH A MUSEUM EVEN EXIST? O____O!!
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? 😛
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!
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!