Printemps Ginza closes after 32 years of operation

Dec 31, 2016

Printemps Ginza closes after 32 years of operation

The Printemps Ginza department store closed Saturday after 32 years of doing business in central Tokyo’s famed Ginza shopping district with the expiration of its contract with its French licensee. Most of the building will be refurbished and reopen on March 15 as Marronnier ...

/ Dec 21, 2016

Norovirus sickens 49 at glitzy Ginza eatery Bulgari

A luxury restaurant in the upscale Ginza district in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward has been hit by food poisoning caused by norovirus, with 49 people experiencing symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Tuesday. The affected people were among 138 participants ...

Ginza's newest shopping complex to open in April

Oct 26, 2016

Ginza's newest shopping complex to open in April

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Tokyo’s Ginza district will see its newest and biggest commercial complex open next April as it seeks to attract more visitors by providing a luxurious and culture-rich experience, developers said Wednesday. With the growth of e-commerce, consumer behavior has been shifting, leaving traditional “shopping ...

Sony to open new Ginza store

Sep 23, 2016

Sony to open new Ginza store

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Sony Corp. will on Saturday open the doors to its new store in Tokyo’s bustling Ginza district. After closing its flagship store in the Sony Building last month to make way for a rebuild, the new store forms part of the newly completed Ginza ...

Tokyo Metro to launch left-luggage service

Sep 21, 2016

Tokyo Metro to launch left-luggage service

Tokyo Metro Co. is to launch a left-luggage service on a trial basis at Ginza Station in Tokyo in a bid to make shopping easier for tourists. Priced at ¥500 per bag, the company said the service counter will open on a trial basis ...

Backstage drama on Ginza's Konparu-dori

| May 28, 2016

Backstage drama on Ginza's Konparu-dori

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A temperate breeze swings through the surrounding willow trees as I pass jewel-encrusted ball gowns in the display windows of Ginza Takaraya, near Shinbashi Station in Tokyo. I’m scouting out Konparu-dori, a street named for the eponymous noh troupe that was gifted land here ...