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Recommended tourist spots

From shopping to dining to storied establishments and the latest fashion brands, Ginza has it all. Once you've enjoyed the wonders of Ginza, explore some history with a visit to Old Shimbashi Station, take a stroll through Hamarikyu Gardens, or go a little further afield and check out the streets of Asakusa or the view from Tokyo Tower.

Tourist spots within 15 minutes of the Ginza International Hotel

Other popular tourist spots in Tokyo

Tourist spots within 15 minutes of the Ginza International Hotel

①Namiki Dori Street

①Namiki Dori Street

Namiki Dori Street is an approximately one kilometer section of Ginza stretching from Ginza 1-chome to 8-chome. The street is lined with stores operated by various high class international fashion brands. Located a little off from the main Ginza drag, many like to visit Namiki Dori Street to shop in a more relaxed atmosphere.

AccessFrom the hotel, take a right at the Nambabashi intersection. Approximately 1 minute walk.

②Hakuhinkan Toy Park and Hakuhinkan Theater

②Hakuhinkan Toy Park and Hakuhinkan Theater

From B1 to the fourth floor, the Hakuhinkan building is a toy store filled with fun and playful items for children and adults. Restaurants can be found on the fifth and sixth floors, making it easy to spend an entire day at the Hakuhinkan. On the 8th floor is the Hakuhinkan Theater.

AccessApproximately 1 minute walk.

③Konparuyu

③Konparuyu

Konparuyu is a public bathhouse established in 1863. Initially built of wood, the current building was rebuilt in 1957. The name of the establishment is derived from the name of a Noh actor who once had an estate in the neighborhood.
Closed Sundays and national holidays.

AccessApproximately 2 minute walk.

④Ginza Dori Street pedestrian mall

④Ginza Dori Street pedestrian mall

On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays from 12:00 p.m., the approximately 1,100 meter stretch of Ginza Dori Street from the Ginzadoriguchi intersection to Ginza 8-chome becomes a pedestrian mall. The tradition of temporary pedestrian malls in Japan, or “walker's paradises” as they are called literally, began when the first one was conducted in Ginza in August 1970.

AccessThe first large street after taking a left from the hotel. Approximately 1 minute walk.

⑤Ginza 4-chome Intersection

⑤Ginza 4-chome Intersection

Located in the center of Ginza, Ginza 4-chome is the intersection of Chuo Dori Street and Harumi Dori Street. Each of the four corners of Ginza 4-chome is home to a famous landmark for meeting up with friends – the Wako department store, Mitsukoshi department store, Sanai Dream Center, and Sapporo Ginza Building. On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, the approximately 1,100 meter stretch of Ginza Dori Street from the Ginzadoriguchi intersection to Ginza 8-chome becomes a pedestrian mall.

AccessApproximately 8 minute walk.

⑥Ginza Six

⑥Ginza Six

This is a commercial establishment built on the location of the former Ginza Matsuzakaya department store. It features 241 brands from the world’s top-class brands to domestic traditional handicraft.

AccessApproximately 5 minute walk.

⑦Tokyu Plaza Ginza

⑦Tokyu Plaza

The exterior of Tokyo Plaza Ginza is modeled after Edo kiriko cut glasswork. The 13 floor mall is filled with stores, including fashionable clothing stores, lifestyle shops, food stores, cafes, and restaurants.

AccessApproximately 10 minute walk.

⑧Tokyo International Forum

⑧Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum is a massive culture and information center. A wide variety of events are held at the Forum throughout the year, gathering countless visitors for exchange and the presentation of highly diverse cultural movements and information.

Access
Approximately 15 minute walk.
From Shimbashi Station on JR lines, take the Yamanote Line down one station and get off at Yurakucho Station. Approximately 10 minutes.

⑨Shimbashi Enbujo

⑨Shimbashi Enbujo

The Shimbashi Enbujo theater opened its doors in April 1925. Destroyed by fire in a bombing during WWII in 1945, the theater was rebuilt and began presenting performances once again in 1948. The theater was later remodeled in 1982, resulting in the building's current appearance.

AccessApproximately 9 minute walk.

⑩Kabuki-za

⑩Kabuki-za

For those looking to visit the storied Kabuki-za theater but who don't wish to watch a kabuki performance, check out the Kobikicho Plaza on floor B2, a shopping area anyone may enter filled with unique souvenirs. There is also a paid Kabuki-za Gallery on the fifth floor which provides information on kabuki theater and its backstage workings.

AccessApproximately 15 minute walk.

⑪Old Shimbashi Station and Railway History Exhibition Hall

⑪Old Shimbashi Station and Railway History Exhibition Hall

Old Shimbashi Station was erected in 1872 as one of Japan's first railway stations. The station includes recreations of a portion of what the area outside the station looked like when first built as well as the platform area. The free Railway History and Exhibition Hall is also located in the building.

AccessApproximately 4 minute walk.

⑫Hamarikyu Gardens

⑫Hamarikyu Gardens

Hamarikyu Gardens is a traditional circular Japanese garden with an artificial hill and pond which incorporates the flow of the tides, enabling visitors to enjoy scenery which changes as water from Tokyo Bay ebbs and flows. Created during the Edo period, the grounds include a duck preserve, tidal pond, tea house, flower gardens, and tree peony garden.

AccessApproximately 9 minute walk.

⑬Antenna shops

The Ginza and Yurakucho areas are home to numerous so-called “antenna shops,” stores operated by various prefectures throughout Japan selling local goods from those regions. From Hokkaido to Okinawa, you can find famous products from locations throughout Japan in this hotly contested commercial battleground.

AccessApproximately 3 to 29 minute walk.

⑭Shimbashi Station Hibiya Exit Steam Locomotive Plaza

⑭Shimbashi Station Hibiya Exit Steam Locomotive Plaza

Due to the C11 steam locomotive on display in the plaza, it is called the Steam Locomotive or just SL Plaza. A frequent backdrop for man-on-the-street interviews on Japanese TV, it is also a common meet-up spot for friends. The locomotive was placed in the plaza in October 1972 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of railroads in Japan, but in fact this particular locomotive operated in the Chugoku region and never serviced Shimbashi Station.

AccessApproximately 5 minute walk.

⑮Imperial Palace

⑮Imperial Palace

Register in advance over the internet to tour the grounds.

AccessNijubashi area. From Shimbashi Station, take the JR Yamanote Line one station and get off at Yurakucho Station, then walk 15 minutes.

Other popular tourist spots in Tokyo

⑯Tokyo Big Sight

⑯Tokyo Big Sight

The Tokyo International Trade Fair venue, once located in the Harumi neighborhood of the Chuo ward, was relocated to its current location to become Tokyo Big Sight. Tokyo Big Sight is Japan's largest convention center.

AccessFrom Shimbashi Station on the Yurikamome, take the Yurikamome for 22 minutes and get off at Kokusai-tenjijo-seimon Station, then walk approximately 3 minutes.

⑰Odaiba area

⑰Odaiba area

The Odaiba area is filled with tourist spots and is a popular place to have fun with the whole family. At locations such as Decks Tokyo Beach, DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, and AquaCity Odaiba, visitors can enjoy shopping and movies, while children can find a variety of interactive play facilities.

AccessFrom Shimbashi Station on the Yurikamome, Take the Yurikamome for 13 to 15 minutes, get off at Odaiba-kaihinkoen Station or Daiba Station, and walk 2 to 3 minutes.

⑱Tokyo Tower

⑱Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower opened in 1958. The tower is 333 meters tall as this was the height necessary to send television broadcasts from the tower throughout the Kanto region from Tokyo at its center. Tokyo Skytree is nice as well, but there are many who prefer the old-fashioned appearance of Tokyo Tower.

Access
From Shimbashi Station, take a Shibu 88 bus line headed towards Shibuya Station and get off at Toranomon 4-chome. Approximately 20 minutes.
From Shimbashi Station, take the Toei Oedo Line and get off at Akabanebashi Station. Approximately 20 minutes.

⑲Asakusa

⑲Asakusa

The Senso-ji temple, by far the most famous location in Asakusa, is the oldest temple in Tokyo and is said to have been built in order to enshrine a Buddhist statue a fisherman pulled up in his net in 628. The road leading up to the Senso-ji is also famous as Japan's oldest extant shopping arcade.

AccessApproximately 20 minutes by Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.

⑳Tokyo Skytree

⑳Tokyo Skytree

From the Tembo Deck 350 meters above the ground and the Tembo Galleria 100 meters above that and 450 meters above the ground, visitors can feel like they are walking among the clouds. Go from floor 445 to floor 450, the highest in the tower, and see what the view is like.

AccessTake the Toei Asakusa Line and get off at Oshige Station. Approximately 25 minutes.

㉑Tokyo Skytree can be seen from the pedestrian bridge near the hotel.

㉑Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree can be viewed from the Showa-dori Ginza Pedestrian Bridge by looking north along Showa-dori. The bridge is nicknamed the “Ginza Tokimeki-bashi,” meaning “Ginza Heartthrob Bridge.” The nickname is based in local history – connecting the Shimbashi area to the world of Geisha in the Edo period, the area once bustled as a spot for lovers to meet.

AccessGinza Higashi 7-chome intersection of Showa-dori street. Approximately 5 minute walk.