Ginza is known to be Tokyo's upscale shopping district with numerous high-end department stores, boutiques, and fine-dining restaurants.. It is as iconic as Fifth Avenue in New York or the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Ginza's main street "Chuo Dori" is lined up with flagship stores of many well-known international brands as well as a few gigantic department stores (Ginza Six, Ginza Mitsukoshi, Ginza Matsuya, etc.).
Ginza is recognized in Hoptale's First-Time Visitor Guides as one of the top things to do in Tokyo.