"COQD'OR," a casual French restaurant, is located on the 2nd floor. You can enjoy both the meal and the view of Ginza from the tables by the windows. This is "healthy roasted chopped pork."
"This is COQD'OR, West Ginza branch. Please, visit us," says the staff.
This is "Ryu Gallery," located in the 1st basement. They have a program gallery.
■West Ginza Chance Center
This is West Ginza Chance Center, which is a famous counter that has sold the most winning lotteries. 29 people, who bought the lotteries here, became millionaires last year.
■The Monument to The Ten-year Anniversary of The Great Earthquake in Kanto Area
The Monument to The Ten-year Anniversary of The Great Earthquake in Kanto Area is erected in Sukiya-bashi park in front of the chance center. The bronze statue symbolizes the God of Peace.
■The monument to the row of willows in Ginza
This is the monument to the row of willows, which are the symbol of Ginza. It was erected to celebrate the revival of the roadside willows.
■The monument to "Gin-Koi"
Next to the willows' monument, there is another one to the famous duet karaoke song, "Ginza no koi no monogatari."
There are various restaurants and stores in the 1st basement of Ginza Inz. This is "Ichi-Ni-San," a restaurant that serves local dishes with pork and sake of Kagoshima. This is "Kuro-buta shabu," sliced and light-boiled pork, which you cook at your table.
"We are looking forward to serving you," says the staff.
This is HMV, which sells CDs and DVDs, located on the 1st floor of Ginza Inz 2. This is the first foreign store in Ginza.
Printemps Ginza is very popular among young women. This is "Salon De The Angelina," located on the 1st floor of Printemps. You can enjoy the view of Nishi-Ginza-dori Ave. This is their popular pastry, "Mont Blanc cake."
The 1st basement of Printemps has food shops that draw special attention for their original desserts. They are currently the most popular dessert, "Petit Custa Mix" from F★P-GINZA. The Fish-shaped and a bite-sized Petit Custa Mix are made from plenty of milk and eggs.
"We have the base of 20-to-40-year-old female customers' support. Please, come and enjoy shopping in the French style department store," says the staff.
This is Ginza Church with its more than 110-year history. This is the main chapel with about three-story hight. Warm sunlight comes into the room through the stained-glass ceiling.
"We have been in service for 112 years in Ginza. Please, feel free to attend this church," says the priest.
SONY Building stands by the Sukiya-bashi crossing. There is a SONY showroom from the 1st floor to the 5th floor, where they put the latest SONY products on display. This is where you may actually look, touch, and experiment the products.
"Please, check out the latest SONY products. We are looking forward to seeing you here," says the staff.
■Maxim's de Paris
This is "Maxim's de Paris," a distinguished French restaurant, found in the 3rd basement of SONY Building. This restaurant serves authentic French dishes in a high-grade atmosphere with art nouveau style. They recommend "Concorde," a 6000-yen course lunch.
"We are looking forward to serving you our dishes, prepared with our whole heart, in the gorgeous atmosphere," says the staff.
This is the first gallery in Japan, "Nichido Gallery." This gallery is said to be the gate to success, and many artists have grown here internationally. The program gallery is on the 1st floor, and the permanent collections are displayed in the basement.
The "GAP," an American casual clothing store can be found in Sukiya-bashi Hankyu department store. This is the first GAP store with one of the biggest shopping space and the widest selection of goods in Japan.
"Asahi-ya Bookstore" is located on the same Ave. as the GAP is. The bookstore first branched out to Tokyo from Osaka in 1965. There are about 150,000 books in the store, which has a roll of a pilot shop of publishing companies.
■The Monument to Toson Shimazaki and Tokoku Kitamura
This is the monument to novelist/poet Toson Shimazaki and Tokoku Kitamura. It is erected at the entrance of Taimei elementary school located behind Hankyu department store.
■The Vestige of Sukiya-bashi Bridge
There used to be Sukiya-bashi Bridge, which was the stage for a radio drama, "Kimi no Na ha," aired in the early 1950's.
■Mitsuo Aida Museum
Mitsuo Aida Museum is on the 5th floor in Ginza-Toshiba Building. You may enjoy the original works of the calligrapher/poet Mitsuo Aida. About 70 to 80 works, in which he searches for his own words and writings, are displayed.
"This is the museum of calligrapher/poet Mitsuo Aida. Please, come by and enjoy the art," says the staff.