The best lunch I had so far!
Ginza in Tokyo, JAPAN
Location: Call 03 3538 2010
Date & Local Time: 9 September 2010, 2:14 pm
Note:After roaming around Ginza for something cheap to eat, my parents and I decided to eat at the Ginza Ishikawaya. At first we thought the food was expensive. However, our meal was good value for money. I had Chicken & Egg with Hot Soba (Buckwheat Noodles) in Soup. It was really filling for 750 yen.
As you walk in from a side entrance and walk down a dark stairway, we were surprised to see patrons really enjoying themselves. There are small cells where you can eat inside with other people. Shoes were left outside the doorway.
I am rather surprised how popular Jazz is in Japan.
I took a photo after I finished my meal & I hope you realised that I enjoyed it.
Shopping proved to be more daunting. We visited Matsuya Ginza, a department store & found there was no place to sit down to eat. According to Frommer's, a travel guide, department stores can provide cheap eats. But what is the use of cheap food if you have nowhere to eat it?
So far, shopping is proving to be less productive. If you have the cash to spend on Prada, Louis Vuitton and couture clothing, Ginza is the place for you. It's probably a haven for those who shop at Neiman Marcus.
The district however is neat, clean and the building have a refined modern finish. So far, I don't think it's a place for the budget traveller to shop.