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Ginza’s Crossing, Sony Building and Hello Kitty

Ginza is billed as one of the most famous upmarket shopping districts in the world and is lined with brand-named shops and luxury boutiques. It was one of the first areas to modernise in Tokyo, and so has an European air, which if not good for world-class shopping, still serves as a great place for a stroll along its wide boulevards and tree-lined streets. This crossing in Ginza reminded me of the famous Shibuya crossing, albeit without all the neon lights and youthful energy.

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We don't have much else to say about Ginza since we only dropped in specifically to visit the Sony Building, which displays products spanning interestingly-composed floors.

Apart from that, there was a promotion on where shoppers were given a sunflower upon entering an exhibition on the ground floor. There was also a display of a field of sunflowers just outside next to the entrance, that was seemingly designed for photo opportunities.

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Whilst in Ginza, Linh also wanted to drop into the upmarket branch of Sanrio to check out more overpriced (!) Hello Kitty products. The shopping complex the Sanrio store was in, was just across the road from the Sony building, no doubt noticeable to all Hello Kitty fans by the flower store outside boasting these Hello Kitty beauties.

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A few more photos taken in Ginza


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