Tokyo's Ginza is an upscale shopping, dining and entertainment district lined with department stores and luxury boutiques. The fashion capital of Japan, Ginza is upbeat with a fascinating history. 17th century Ginza was modeled after a Go board with its districts laid out in a grid pattern and crosswalks dividing the streets at regular intervals. This layout still remains. Famous for its spectacular, cutting-edge window displays, Ginza features a yearly show window contest. Each one is a work of art.