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Ginza
Tokyo

Ginza showing a city, modern architecture and signage

Named after a silver-coin mint, this district has a long association with affluence. Today it’s where you’ll find some of Japan’s most upmarket labels, restaurants and galleries.

Experience the lifestyle of Tokyo’s rich and famous when you visit Ginza, the city’s epicenter of luxury. High-end department stores and boutiques display lavish collections of leading brands in fashion and cosmetics, while tech companies show off special features in their latest devices. Join Tokyo’s big spenders and explore the gleaming shop displays. Relax in a café and people-watch as some of the city’s fashionistas stroll by.

Ginza’s connection with wealth dates back to the Edo period, when a silver-coin mint was established here. The mint ran between 1612 and the 1800s, during which time the district earned renown for its lavish Western-style promenades and Georgian brick buildings. Stroll down the central Chuō Dori street to see flagship stores of prominent western fashion labels and luxury goods. Check out Ginza Wako, a 1930s-era building with a tall clock tower that symbolizes the district’s dalliance with western architecture. You’ll find a collection of upmarket stores inside.

Visit one of the immense shopping complexes in Ginza for diverse retailers and chic modern architecture. Ginza Six has stores dedicated to art, books and design, as well as a pretty rooftop garden. Tokyu Plaza Ginza offers tax-free shopping to tourists, while Itoya is a one-stop shop for art supplies and stationery. Peruse the latest in electronics at Ginza Place, which has showrooms for technology labels.

Take a break from shopping and discover the reconstructed glory of Kabuki-za Theater, a traditional-style kabuki venue with performances nearly every day. The district is also infamous for serving some of Japan’s most expensive coffees, which are available at specialty coffeehouses. A huge array of options can be found at the Yurakucho Gado-shita dining district, which stretches below the raised train tracks that extend along the Yamanote Line from Yarakucho Station.

Ginza is a district located in Chuō, Tokyo. It can be easily reached via train and subway. A popular time to visit is on weekends between noon and early evening, when the district’s main street is closed to road traffic. Enjoy walking down the pedestrianized promenade at your own pace. The district is free to visit and most stores are open daily.


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KOKO HOTEL Ginza 1chome
KOKO HOTEL Ginza 1chome
2.5 out of 5
1-9-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is AU$56 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mitsukoshi and Kabuki-za Theatre. Tokyo International Forum and Ginza Six are also within 15 minutes. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (172 reviews)
"Nice hotel in the Ginza area. Not too far from the Tokyo station. Has quite good restaurants around. Just few meters from the highway exit."

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2021

KOKO HOTEL Ginza 1chome
Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier
4 out of 5
8-13-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is AU$98 per night from 14 Jun. to 14 Jun.
Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nakagin Capsule Tower and Ginza Six. Kabuki-za Theatre and Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)
Bed bugs
"Bed bugs made the stay terrible. They changed the room but there is noting special or premier about this hotel"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2020

Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier
Tokyu Stay Ginza
Tokyu Stay Ginza
3 out of 5
4-10-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$81 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kabuki-za Theatre, Ginza Six and Nakagin Capsule Tower. Tokyo International Forum and Tokyo Takarazuka ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)
"thank you tokyostay and TO all the staff for entertaining us while we stayed there.godbless and more power."

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Tokyu Stay Ginza
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome
3 out of 5
7-11-12 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is AU$66 per night from 16 Jun. to 16 Jun.
Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kabuki-za Theatre and Ginza Wako Building. Tokyo Imperial Palace and Tokyo Tower are also within 2 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)
"My room and bathroom was very clean. The air con was a little loud but overall it was a good stay."

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2020

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome
Hotel Monterey La Soeur Ginza
Hotel Monterey La Soeur Ginza
3.5 out of 5
1-10-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is AU$87 per night from 14 Jun. to 14 Jun.
Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mitsukoshi and Kabuki-za Theatre. Tokyo International Forum and Ginza Six are also within 15 minutes. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (988 reviews)
"A little small but very cute kawaii room! Amenities also good"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2021

Hotel Monterey La Soeur Ginza
Hotel Monterey Ginza
Hotel Monterey Ginza
3.5 out of 5
2-10-2 Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is AU$88 per night from 17 Jun. to 17 Jun.
Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mitsukoshi, Kabuki-za Theatre and Ginza Six. Tokyo International Forum and Imperial Garden Theatre ...
4.3/5Excellent! (987 reviews)
"Everything was clean and service was polite. We had issues booking bus tickets from the convenient store across the street (and we couldn't with the employees at the store) and the front desk staff gladly extended their help."

Reviewed on 29 Apr. 2020

Hotel Monterey Ginza
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