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GinzaTokyo

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.

Top Hotels in Ginza

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mercure Hotel Ginza Tokyo
Mercure Hotel Ginza Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
2-9-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥12,727 per night

Located in Ginza, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kabuki-za Theatre and Tokyo Imperial Palace. Ueno Park and Sensō-ji Temple are also within 6 mi (10 km). ...

4.3/5Excellent! (668 reviews)
Hidden gem.

"Hotel is in a small backstreet and taxi drivers have a great difficulty in finding it. If you need to use a taxi to return to the hotel, get the address in Japanese from reception before leaving. Otherwise no problems. Room size is good for cental Tokyo. Staff are friendly and efficient. Breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Mercure Hotel Ginza Tokyo
HOTEL UNIZO Tokyo Ginza-nanachome
HOTEL UNIZO Tokyo Ginza-nanachome
3 out of 5
7-10-9, Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥5,442 per night

Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ginza Six and Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre. Tokyo International Forum and Hibiya Park are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,144 reviews)
Everything you need / Convenient location

"We stayed in this hotel about 6 days in early February, The hotel is a short walk from Shimbashi station. If you happened to arrive from Haneda Airport, it takes only 25-30min train and from the station, takes 5-10min to walk to the hotel. The front desk staff speak really good english however in ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

HOTEL UNIZO Tokyo Ginza-nanachome
Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo
Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo
4 out of 5
6-6-7 Ginza, Chou-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥31,350 per night

Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ginza Six, Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre, and Hibiya Park. Tokyo International Forum and Imperial Garden ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (216 reviews)

"Location, room are perfect. Only staffs are too slow when checking in. Don’t understand why it took so long to checking in."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo
APA Hotel Ginza-Takaracho
APA Hotel Ginza-Takaracho
3 out of 5
3-11-2 Kyobashi, Chuo, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥4,050 per night

Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of National Film Center, LIXIL Gallery, and Tokyo Square Garden. Police Museum and Bridgestone Museum ...

3.9/5Good! (928 reviews)

"There is full amenities. The pillow is the flat and thin style. There is a convienent store near by. About 7 minutes walk to the closed metro. About 15 mins walk to Tokyo station."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

APA Hotel Ginza-Takaracho
HOTEL MUSSE GINZA MEITETSU
HOTEL MUSSE GINZA MEITETSU
3.5 out of 5
7-12-9 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥11,582 per night

Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ginza Six and Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre. Tokyo International Forum and Hibiya Park are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (845 reviews)

"It would be great if the staff have more training to speak English"…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

HOTEL MUSSE GINZA MEITETSU
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza
3.5 out of 5
Chuo-ku Ginza 1-13-15, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥9,091 per night

Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mitsukoshi, Tokyo International Forum, and Ginza Six. Imperial Garden Theatre and Tokyo Takarazuka ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,428 reviews)

"This property had everything we needed for a fair price. The room wasn't too small, the location wasn't terrible, the staff were very friendly as they usually are in Japan. They gave us free breakfast for one day at the restaurant downstairs and it was exceptional. Nothing was "the best" but for ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza

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Tokyo Night Luxury Tour with dinner and private guide

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