Tonkatsu Wako, Chuo
Categories: Department Stores, Shopping
Wako Co., Ltd. is a department store retailer in Japan, whose best known store (commonly known as the Ginza Wako) is at the heart of the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. This store is famous for its watches, jewellery, chocolate, porcelain, dishware, and handbags, as well as upscale foreign goods. There is an art gallery, called Wako Hall, on the sixth floor. Wako was founded in 1881 by Kintarō Hattori as a watch and jewelry shop called K. Hattori (now Seiko Holdings Corporation) in Ginza. In 1947, the retail division split off as Wako Co., Ltd.From 1894 to 1921, the Hattori Clock Tower stood on the site that Wako occupies today. In 1921, the Hattori Clock Tower was demolished to rebuild a new one. The reconstruction was delayed due to the Great Kantō earthquake of September 1, 1923. The new tower was completed in 1932 as the K. Hattori Building. In homage to its predecessor, the new store was also fitted with a clock.Its 1932 Neo-Renaissance style building, designed by Jin Watanabe, with its curved granite façade, is the central landmark for the district and one of the few buildings in the area left standing after World War II. The building functioned as the Tokyo PX store during the Allied Occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1952. The clock tower plays the famous Westminster Chimes.Plan to visit Tonkatsu Wako during your Tokyo vacation using our convenient Tokyo itinerary builder.
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Wako är ett stort shoppingcenter i flera våningar, beläget i Ginza. Vi promenerade runt i byggnaden och hittade mest dyra affärer med lyxvaror, såsom klockor och smycken. Personalen var mycket artig o... read more »Wako is a large shopping centre in several floors, located in Ginza. We walked around the building and found the most expensive shops with luxury goods such as watches and jewelry. The staff was very polite and stood outside shops and greeted. Fun to be seen.show original
Um marco do bairro Ginza, com seu relógio Seyko no alto da torre. Construção bonita e imponente. Mas nada que vc não possa deixar de ver. Provavelmente vai ver mesmo, quando for a Ginza.A landmark of Ginza neighborhood, with his Seyko watch at the top of the tower. Beautiful and imposing building. But nothing that you can't help but view. Will likely see even when the Ginza.show original
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