Turning areas into vehicle-free promenade in Tokyo first began in August 1970 in the areas of Ginza, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, and Asakusa. In Ginza, the area on Chuo-dori Street between Ginza-dori Entrance intersection at Ginza 1-chome and the Ginza 8-chome intersection has been closed to traffic on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. We have been holding events under the name of Holiday Promenade on Chuo-dori Street each year when it is closed to traffic to commemorate the vehicle-free promenade and give visitors to Ginza a fun summer day to enjoy.
The Yukata de Gin-bura Festival began in 2007 as one part of this Holiday Promenade to have people come to Ginza wearing a yukata, also a special summer tradition, and enjoy a moment of coolness.
This year, we will begin our 13th Yukata de Gin-bura on Saturday evening, with the hopes that attendees will take the opportunity to fully enjoy the streets of Ginza regardless of it being daytime or nighttime. In addition to the various events being held on Ginza-dori Street, we will hold the annual highlight “Dai Ginza Bon-odori – featuring booths sponsored by renowned stores in Ginza –”. There will also be an exhibition of cherry blossom trees from Hokkaido on Ginza-dori Street. Please enjoy cherry blossom viewing while wearing yukata in Ginza this summer.
For details, please access「 the special website (yukata.ginza.jp)」
|Time & Date:||
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(Bon-odori venue: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Note: Start time varies depending on the event.
For more information about the events and the Ginza Omotenashi Program please access the special website
|Location：||Ginza-dori Street, Taimei Elementary School, commercial facilities|
|Organizers:||Ginza Association, Ginza Street Association|
|Cooperators:||Chuo Ward / Tokyo National Highway Office, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism / Mission Uchimizu Headquarters / Bureau of Sewerage Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Taimei Elementary School中央区・国土交通|