The closing of Shibuya's Tokyu Plaza last spring was mourned by many Tokyoites, and it remains to be seen if this Ginza reincarnation of the beloved shopping oasis can live up to expectations. Early signs are promising, however, with the exterior meant to recreate the appearance of traditional Edo Kiriko glass and the insides housing a whopping 125 stores. Those include Tokyu Hands's new venture Hands Expo, Danish lifestyle brand Skagen, and a Lotte-operated tax-free monstrosity that's the largest shop of its kind in Tokyo. The building is directly connected to Ginza Station via a concourse, while a parking area with space for 170 cars is now open as well.
|Venue name:||Tokyu Plaza Ginza|
5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-9pm, restaurants until 11pm|
|Transport:||Ginza Station (Ginza, Marunouchi, Hibiya lines), exit C2; Yurakucho Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Yurakucho lines)|