Ginza District in Tokyo

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  • Tokyo Ginza District Hattori Clock Tower

  • Tokyo Ginza District

  • Tokyo Ginza Wako Building

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Facts & Figures

Ginza (lit. "Silver Mint") in Tokyo is one of the most famous and luxury shopping districts in the world. Best Ryokans in Tokyo Explore Ryokans in Tokyo >
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A high number of department stores, restaurants, art galleries and boutiques offer everything you can imagine and even more. If you have the wish to buy a property in Ginza, be ready to pay up to 29.6 million yen per square meter. It is the highest real estate price in Japan. After your shopping tour do not miss to chance to visit the best place for a Kabuki show in Tokyo - the Kabukiza Theater.

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  • Closed for cars - on weekends, 12pm to 6pm (April till end of September)
  • Closed for cars - on weekends, 12pm to 5pm (rest of the year)

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History

The meaning of the name Ginza is "Silver Mint". In the past (1612 - 1800) a silver coin mint was located within the now Ginza District. The district was completely destroyed during the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and rebuilt later.

Location

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Ginza is located within the Chuo-ku (ward) in central Tokyo.

How to get to Ginza?

  • Ginza Station is served by Ginza, Hibiya and Marunouchi Subway Lines or
  • Yurakucho St. served by Yurakucho Subway L., JR Yamanote, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line

Sightseeing spots

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Kabuki-za Theater - enjoy there one of the daily Kabuki shows

Ginza Wako Building - the famous Hattori Clock Tower on top of the building (from 1932) is the symbol of Ginza

Sony Building - when you like this brand check out the latest products in the showrooms

Department Stores - welcome to the shopping heaven:) with names like Mitsukoshi, Marronnier Gate, Printemps, Matsuya etc...

Ginza Blossom - nice theater with a huge variety of events/shows

Police Museum - discover the history of the police in Tokyo

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

August

Yukata Matsuri (4th)
Take your camera and be part of the 300 000 people crowd filling Ginza´s streets with wearing yukatas (summer kimonos). It is a great midsummer festival full of events.

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