Ginza District in Tokyo
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.
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- Main Street Chuo Dori
- 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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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.
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
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)
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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