Higashi Ginza

Higashi Ginza Station lies on the Toei Asakusa and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Subway Lines in Chuo Ward of Tokyo. Located in the eastern part of the commercial district of Ginza (Higashi is ‘east' in Japanese), the Higashi Ginza Station is a busy station as it serves a very busy commercial area.

Ginza is located to the west of Tsukiji, east of Yurakucho, north of Shimbashi, and south of Yaesu. It is the most prestigious and expensive shopping area in Japan. It is said that during the 1980's "bubble years", the land price of Ginza was so high that the real estate value of Ginza could buy the whole state of California.

Ginza is mainly known for shopping, but people also come here to see the famous Kabukiza Theater.

Kabukiza Theater

Kabukiza Theater is located just a minute's walk from Higashi Ginza Station. A Kabukiza theater is a traditional Japanese form of theater where kabukis are performed. Kabuki is a performing art of singing and dancing which is usually divided into three or four acts and normally lasts three to five hours. First performed in the early 17 th century, kabuki, with its unique costumes and elaborate make-up, is today a symbol of Japanese culture.

Kabukiza Theater was first opened in 1889, but was burnt down in the fire of 1921. The theater began its rebuilding, but before it could be completed, it was again destroyed in the Great Earthquake of 1923. Rebuilding began again and the theater was completed in 1924.  Performances began in the theater, but unfortunately it was again destroyed in the World War II bombardments. The building was again rebuilt after the war, retaining the architectural design of the 1924 building.

The Kabukiza Theater today stands in dignified grandeur.  Its unique design and the clay-tiled roof make Kabukiza Theater a must for all visitors.


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This hotel, totally renovated by March 2008, is located within easy walking distance of Ginza 's shopping and entertainment scene. Facilities include deluxe guest rooms, business center, cafe bar, restaurants and meeting rooms. This hotel is 4 minutes walk from Higashi Ginza Station and 8 minutes walk from Ginza Station

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