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Ginza’s Pedestrian Paradise

Hi there lovely readers! 📖 This weekend, I went to Ginza to pickup something, and oh boy, it was quite the surprise! 🏙️ As I strolled down Chuo-dori Street, something caught my eye, a road closed for cars that is filled with tourists snapping pics right in the middle! 📸 Turns out, this Chuo-dori stretch is the legendary Ginza’s Pedestrian Paradise, a car-free haven between Ginza-dori Intersection and Ginza 8-chome Intersection. 🚗🚫

Guess what? Cars, motorized bikes, and even those light vehicles are a no-go here. You’ve got to channel your inner pedestrian and enjoy the leisurely stroll. If you brought your trusty bicycle, give it a break – push, don’t ride. Safety first, right? 🚲💁‍♀️

Now, let me spill some juicy deets about this Pedestrian Paradise. 🎉

And get this – the whole idea of this Pedestrian Paradise started back in August 1970, almost 45 years ago! 📅 Back then, Tokyo was like, “Enough with the traffic and pollution, let’s make some space for pedestrians.” And boom, Ginza became one of the pioneers in this car-free movement. 🚶‍♂️🌿

So, next time you find yourself in Ginza on a weekend afternoon, dive into the Ginza’s Pedestrian Paradise. It’s not just a street; it’s a piece of Tokyo’s history, wrapped in a car-free, picture-perfect bow. Until next time! ✨🗺️

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