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Ginza area

The Ginza area delights the eye with sophisticated architecture befitting the home of traditional culture and classic fashion.

(1)Louis Vuitton Ginza Matsuya Ginza

Architect:Jun Aoki / ©LOUIS VUITTON

Designed by Jun Aoki, responsible also for other Louis Vuitton stores in and outside Japan, the establishment’s façade is modeled on the iconic LV pattern. The motifs embedded in the specially treated material of the exterior wall emerge as patterns due to shading and lighting effects.

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(2)Maison Hermès Ginza

Architect:Renzo Piano / ©Michel Denancé

Designed by master Italian architect Renzo Piano, the edifice is constructed of square blocks of glass that allow sunlight to enter during the day, and project the interior light outward at night like a colossal Japanese paper screen.

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(3)Mikimoto Ginza 2

Architect:Toyo Ito / Photo courtesy of Mikimoto Ginza 2

Designed by Toyo Ito, responsible for the Tod’s Omotesando Building, the store features a pearl pink façade irregularly perforated with glass windows of different sizes and shapes for an effect reminiscent of Mikimoto pearls.

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(4)Ginza Kabukiza (Kabukiza Theater / Kabukiza Tower)

Architect:Kengo Kuma / Photo courtesy of Shochiku Co., Ltd. / Kabukiza Co., Ltd

Rebuilt in 2013 by Kengo Kuma, the theater features a 16th-century Japanese-style exterior, and interior design that takes advantage of fine building materials. Even visitors who choose not to watch a kabuki performance can enjoy the gallery and shops. The 29-floor Kabukiza Tower behind the theater is the tallest structure in the Ginza district.

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