There's more than one Ginza in Japan and there are even quite a few other Ginza in Tokyo (besides the well known one). J\u016bj\u014d Ginza, next to JR J\u016bj\u014d Station is one of the biggest. J\u016bj\u014d Ginza has been a prominent shopping street in the area since the Meiji period in the 19th century. The roof which turned the street into an arcade was completed in 1979. With more than 400 meters of covered space, the arcade is the longest in Kita-ward, although there are only one other arcade of significance! Along with an array of fresh produce stores and chain stores, there are a few interesting independent boutique style stores.