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The Ginza (銀座) 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. It is where you can find the infamous $10 cups of coffee and where virtually every leading brand name in fashion and cosmetics has a presence.

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
Restaurants: typically 11:00 to 22:00

Marronnier Gate

Hours: 11:00 to 21:00 (restaurants until 23:00)

Itoya

Hours: 11:30 to 21:00

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
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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    • 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 13 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.
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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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    • THE BLOSSOM HIBIYA
      Luxury
      Boasting a fitness centre, THE BLOSSOM HIBIYA offers accommodation in Tokyo, 300 metres from TKP Shinbashi Conference Centre and 300 metres from Steam Locomotive Square. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is close to popular attractions like Japan Sake and Shochu Information Center, Space FS Shiodome and Nan-ou Park. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Popular points of interest near THE BLOSSOM HIBIYA include Karasumori Shrine, Sakurada Park and Hakuhinkan Toy Park. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 25 km from the accommodation.
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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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    • Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo
      Luxury
      Located just a 5-minute walk from the popular Ginza area, Daiichi Hotel Tokyo offers spacious modern rooms with free WiFi. Guests can request for relaxing massages after a workout at the fitness centre or a swim at the indoor pool. It also boast 10 dining options with various cuisines. JR Shimbashi Station is only a 2-minute walk away, and the Imperial Palace can be reached within a 20-minute walk. The Odaiba area is a 20-minute train ride away. Famous Tsukiji Fish Market is 7 minutes away by car or taxi. Direct airport limousine buses to/from both Narita and Haneda airports are available from the hotel. The air-conditioned rooms have warm lighting and carpeted floors. Each includes a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and an electric kettle with green tea bags. All rooms feature a Simmons mattress and memory foam pillows to ensure a good night's rest. Bathrobes are provided for all guests and the en suite bathroom has a shower. Guests can purchase small gifts at the souvenir shop or relax in the sauna rooms. Laundry services and daily newspapers are available at the front desk. Room service is offered 24/7.
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    • Hotel GrandBach Tokyo Ginza
      Luxury
      Set in Tokyo, within 200 metres of Chirori Memorial and 200 metres of Azuma Inari Shrine, Hotel GrandBach Tokyo Ginza offers a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides a concierge service and luggage storage space for guests. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. A continental breakfast is available every morning at Hotel GrandBach Tokyo Ginza. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Hoju Inari Shrine, Asahi Inari Shrine and Ginza Core Shopping Mall. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 13 km from Hotel GrandBach Tokyo Ginza.
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    • Hotel The Celestine Ginza
      Luxury
      Open from 5 October 2017, Hotel The Celestine Ginza offers accommodation in Tokyo. The property is set a 3-minute walk from Shinbashi Station on the JR Line and Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. Ginza Station is a 7-minute stroll away. Guests can enjoy a walk around Hibiya Park, which is 11 minutes away on foot. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Every room at this hotel is air-conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. You will find a minibar and coffee machine in the room. Every room features an en suite bathroom which comes equipped with a bathtub and shower. Bvlgari bath amenities such as shampoo, hair conditioner and body soap are provided. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, hairdryers, slippers and free toiletries including a toothbrush. The property operates a 24-hour front desk and free luggage storage is provided. Massage service and laundry facilities are offered at an additional charge. Guests can make use of concierge service provided at the hotel. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant offering breakfast as well as dinner and bar services. Tokyo International Forum is 11 minutes away via train and walk. National Diet Building is 1.5 km from Hotel The Celestine Ginza, while Kachidoki Bridge is 1.6 km away. Tokyo Haneda International Airport and Narita International Airport are respectively 26 and 63-minutes via express train from Shimbashi Station.
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    • Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza-gochome
      Luxury
      Situated in Tokyo, within 400 metres of Nihon Tenji Seitei no Chi and 600 metres of Nissan Crossing, Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza-gochome features a fitness centre. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi. The property is close to popular attractions like Ginza Core Shopping Mall, Asahi Inari Shrine and Azuma Inari Shrine. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza-gochome the rooms include bed linen and towels. A ? la carte breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza-gochome include Coicorin Statue, Hoju Inari Shrine and Ginzashusse Jizoson and Mimeguri Shrine. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 24 km from the hotel.
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