The Ginza () is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. One square meter of land in the district's center is worth over ten million yen, making it one of the most expensive real estate in Japan.

From 1612 to 1800, today's Ginza district was the site of a silver coin mint (Ginza means "silver mint" in Japanese), after which the district was eventually named. The Ginza evolved as an upmarket shopping district following the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake.

Most shops in the Ginza district are open every day of the week. A visit is most pleasant on weekend afternoons when the central Chuo Dori street is closed to automobile traffic and become a large pedestrian zone. The road closure takes place from noon to 18:00 (until 17:00 from October through March).

Shopping

  • Seiko House Ginza
    Shops: 10:30 to 19:00
  • Ginza Six
    Hours: 10:30 to 20:30 (restaurants 11:00 to 23:00)
  • Tokyu Plaza Ginza
    Hours: 11:00 to 21:00 (restaurants until 23:00)
  • Mitsukoshi
    Shops: 10:00 to 20:00
    Restaurants: typically 11:00 to 23:00
  • Matsuya
    Shops: 10:00 to 20:00 (until 19:30 on Sundays)
    Restaurants: typically 11:00 to 22:00
  • Marronnier Gate
    Hours: 11:00 to 21:00 (restaurants until 23:00)
  • Itoya
    Hours: 10:00 to 20:00 (until 19:00 on Sundays and public holidays)

Other points of interest

  • Kabukiza Theater
    Regular tickets for an entire play typically cost between 4,000 and 22,000 yen depending on the seat and require advance reservations. Tickets for just single acts are sold on the day at the theater for around 2,000 yen.
  • Ginza Place
    Nissan Showroom: 10:00 to 20:00
    Sony Showroom: 11:00 to 19:00
    Restaurants: typically 11:30 to 22:00
  • The Seiko Museum Ginza
    Hours: 10:30 to 18:00, advance reservations are required
    Closed: Mondays, New Year holidays
    Admission: free
  • Police Museum
    Hours: 9:30 to 16:00 (entry until 15:30)
    Closed: Mondays (or next day if Mon is a public holiday), Dec 28 to Jan 4
    Admission: free
  • Yurakucho Gado-shita Dining

Getting there and around

The most convenient stations for accessing the Ginza district are Ginza Station on the Hibiya, Marunouchi and Ginza Subway Lines and Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line and Yurakucho Subway Line.

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    • The Peninsula Tokyo
      Luxury
      The Peninsula Tokyo pampers its guests with a spa centre and a fitness club with a swimming pool and sun loungers, overlooking the Imperial Palace Gardens. It's a 3-minute walk from Ginza shopping district, and offers concierge services. Tokyo Station is just a 5-minute drive away. Featuring designs with traditional Japanese influences, luxurious rooms boast a living area with sofas and a wide-screen TV, a bedroom with bed-side curtain controls and a marble bathroom with built-in flat-screen TV. They come with a dressing area, mood lighting and free WiFi. Guests can relax with a massage or beauty treatment, or unwind in a sauna or an aromatherapy shower. Services include a personal trainer while airport transfer by Rolls-Royce limousine is provided at a charge. There is a 24-hour front desk. Paid parking is available on site. A variety of restaurants at The Tokyo Peninsula cater Japanese, Cantonese and Western cuisines. Authentic high tea can be enjoyed at cafe The Lobby, while on the 24th floor Peter: The Bar offers cocktails, creative cuisine and sweeping Tokyo views. The Peninsula Tokyo is directly connected to Hibiya Subway Station. Ginza and Yurakucho stations are both within a 3-minute walk, offering easy access to Shinjuku, Shibuya and Roppongi. Tokyo Sky Tree and Asakusa are 40 minutes away by train. Airport buses take 40 minutes to Haneda Airport, and 90 minutes to Narita Airport.
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    • MUJI HOTEL GINZA
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      In a prime location in the centre of Tokyo, MUJI HOTEL GINZA provides air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and free WiFi. This 4-star hotel offers luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is located 100 metres from Marronnier Gate Ginza. At the hotel, the rooms include a desk and a TV. At MUJI HOTEL GINZA every room has bed linen and towels. A buffet, American or Asian breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Speaking English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese at the reception, staff are always on hand to help. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Yurakucho Marui, Pola Museum Annex and Lumine Yurakucho. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 15 km from MUJI HOTEL GINZA.
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    • THE BLOSSOM HIBIYA
      Luxury
      Ideally situated in Tokyo, THE BLOSSOM HIBIYA features air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a shared lounge. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. The property is non-smoking and is situated 200 metres from TKP Shinbashi Conference Centre. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, fridge, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a wardrobe. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at the hotel also feature a city view. At THE BLOSSOM HIBIYA the rooms have bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Popular points of interest near THE BLOSSOM HIBIYA include Karasumori Shrine, Sakurada Park and Shimbashi Station. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 16 km from the hotel.
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    • karaksa hotel premier Tokyo Ginza
      Luxury
      Featuring free WiFi, karaksa hotel premier Tokyo Ginza offers rooms in Tokyo, 5 km from Japan Imperial Palace. 5 km from National Diet Building, the property is also 6 km away from Chidorigafuchi. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk. The hotel boasts the lounge where guests can enjoy a selection of seasonal drinks. At the hotel, every room is fitted with a desk. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Tokyo Tower is 7 km from karaksa hotel premier Tokyo Ginza. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 24 km from the property.
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    • Imperial Hotel Tokyo
      Luxury
      Situated in a central location with 3 stations within a 5-minute walk, Imperial Hotel Tokyo is a prestigious hotel renowned for providing first-class hospitality for over a century since 1890. It features a fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool and a beauty massage salon. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. The nearby Ginza, Hibiya and Yurakucho stations offer direct access to various locations in Tokyo. Imperial Palace and Ginza area are both a 5-minute walk away, while Tokyo International Forum is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Popular Tsukiji Fish Market is just a 7-minute drive or taxi ride away. Direct airport limousine buses to/from Narita and Haneda airports are available at an extra charge. Rooms at Tokyo Imperial Hotel are elegantly decorated, and come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a small fridge and a seating area. Free tea set and a newspaper are offered. The en suite bathroom includes toiletries and bathrobes. Guests can enjoy a workout at the fitness gym or in the pool at an extra charge. A variety of shops are available on site, including hair salons, a flower shop and a newsstand. Chargeable in-room massages can be arranged. The Imperial Hotel offers wide range of dining options with 9 restaurants and 3 bars, like Les Saisons French restaurant and Kamon Teppanyaki restaurant. The Imperial Viking Sal serves a lavish buffet, while cocktails and whiskeys can be enjoyed at Old Imperial Bar. Notice: Closing operations of service apartments We would like to inform you that we will be closing our service apartments on June 29th, 2024, since the Imperial Hotel Tokyo Tower is scheduled to be demolished and rebuilt.
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    • Dormy Inn Premium Ginza
      Mid-range
      Located in the centre of Tokyo, Dormy Inn Premium Ginza is set 400 metres from Nihon Tenji Seitei no Chi and 600 metres from Shimbashi Station Museum. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. The accommodation provides a sauna, hot spring bath, restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Caretta Shiodome, Nissan Crossing and Coicorin Statue. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 15 km from Dormy Inn Premium Ginza.
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    • Section L Tsukiji
      Luxury
      Section L Tsukiji provides accommodation within less than 1 km of the centre of Tokyo, with free WiFi, and a kitchenette with a fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware. It is located 200 metres from Ensho-ji Temple and features a 24-hour front desk. The aparthotel features family rooms. The aparthotel will provide guests with air-conditioned units with a wardrobe, a kettle, a microwave, a toaster, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At the aparthotel, each unit is equipped with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Hojuji Temple, Nihon Tenji Seitei no Chi and Birthplace of Keio University. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 15 km from Section L Tsukiji.
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    • TSUKI Tokyo
      Luxury
      Conveniently set in the Chuo Ward district of Tokyo, TSUKI Tokyo is located 3.6 km from National Diet Building, 5 km from Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Stadium and 4 km from Chidorigafuchi. Featuring a bar, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space for guests. At the hotel, each room has a desk and a flat-screen TV. An on-site paid private bath is available for reservation. Japan Imperial Palace is 4.1 km from TSUKI Tokyo, while Tokyo Tower is 4.4 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 25 km from the accommodation.
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    • Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo
      Luxury
      Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo offers rooms in Tokyo. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Guests can enjoy shopping at Ginza Six, a 4-minute walk from the property. Guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a coffee machine. The private bathroom is equipped with a hot tub and free toiletries. All units come with a seating area. Free luggage storage is available at the 24-hour front desk. There is a fitness centre at the property. The property features a restaurant and shared lounge. Breakfast is available each morning at the property. Kabuki-za is an 8-minute walk from Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo. Hama-Rikyu Gardens is an 11-minute drive away. Guests can reach Omotesando and Shibuya within 20 minutes by train. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 13 km from the property.
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    • The Gate Hotel Tokyo by Hulic
      Luxury
      Open from December 2018, an 11-minute walk from Marunouchi Building, The Gate Hotel Tokyo by Hulic is set in Tokyo and has a fitness centre and free WiFi. The property is located a 16-minute walk from Tsukiji Fish Market and 1.5 km from Japan Imperial Palace. The property is situated an 18-minute walk from National Diet Building and a 20-minute walk from Kachidoki Bridge. All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Guest rooms include a wardrobe. A set menu of breakfast is served daily at the property. The Gate Hotel Tokyo by Hulic offers a terrace. Speaking English and Japanese at the reception, staff are ready to help around the clock. Tokyo Haneda International Airport is 13 km from the property.
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