G SIX

FACILITIES
Facilities

A complex that contributes to Ginza’s continuing evolution

  • GINZA SIX Garden

    Measuring approximately 4,000 square meters, GINZA SIX Garden is the largest rooftop garden open to the general public in the Ginza area.


    Expressing affinity for nature in an urban setting, the garden will serve as a place where visitors can enjoy relaxed conversations. The garden will also host various seasonal events.

  • Tourist Service Center

    An international center for commerce and tourism


    GINZA SIX has established a Tourist Service Center that will provide visitors from Japan and overseas with one-stop access to convenient functions. Services include tourist information, ticketing, foreign currency exchange, duty free information, temporary baggage check services, home delivery, and a convenience store that also carries unique souvenirs. The center has a café that serves as a place for interaction, exchange, and communication among travelers.

  • Tourist Bus Drop-off and Pick-up Point, Mihara Terrace

    A new entryway to Ginza as an international hub of commerce and tourism


    A newly established tourist bus drop-off and pick-up point facing Mihara-dori Avenue is equipped with the functions needed to serve as the entryway to Ginza. It will enhance the entire Ginza area and underscore and facilitate its role as an international hub of commerce and tourism. The Mihara Terrace on the second floor of the bus drop-off and pick-up point will give visitors a relaxing space in which to unwind.

  • Noh Theater

    The creation of a Noh Theater for the mainstream “Kanze-ryu” school of Noh


    The Kanze Noh-gakudo (Noh Theater) serves as the hub of the Kanze-ryu school, the largest school of Noh. As a central communicator of Japan’s traditional culture, the theater will further enhance Ginza’s attractions as an international tourist destination. As a space open to the local community, it will also host various other events.

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  • Offices

    The largest contiguous single floor spaces available for lease in Tokyo


    The upper sections of the GINZA SIX commercial facility consist of seven floors of office space totaling some 38,000 square meters. Each floor offers approximately 6,100 square meters of leasable space, among the largest in Tokyo. Looking down onto Chuo-dori Avenue, this ultimate office environment, composed of large plates with edges measuring 100 meters in length, is located in the heart of Ginza. It is expected to house some 3,000 office workers.

The Outlook and Motivations Underlying the Launch of GINZA SIX

Yoshio Taniguchi

Yoshio Taniguchi

Born 1937. Architect. Taniguchi studied architecture at Harvard University and gained experience under the tutelage of Kenzo Tange. His major works include Tokyo Sea Life Park, the Tokyo National Museum Horyuji Treasures Hall, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Heisei Chishinkan Wing of the Kyoto National Museum.

Architectural Design

Architecture that captures the history and beauty of the Ginza streetscape


Tasked with the basic design and exterior design of a building positioned to become the new face of Ginza, Yoshio Taniguchi undertook the design work in cooperation with Kajima Corporation. Designed to recall traditional eaves and noren (curtains hung at the entrance of stores), the façade is a Japanese form ideally suited for welcoming all people. Should the stores or current trends change, GINZA SIX can adapt to these changes simply by replacing the noren to create a new image. “Architecture is there to accentuate what’s inside.” Based on this idea, the entire building, including the façade, is kept as simple as possible. This plan allows the designs of the individual stores to stand out as flowers blooming against the simple setting. This approach recalls how traditional Japanese facilities celebrate the transitory nature of the four seasons, adorning the largely undecorated floors with hanging scrolls or flowers associated with each season.

Yoshio Taniguchi

Yoshio Taniguchi

Born 1937. Architect. Taniguchi studied architecture at Harvard University and gained experience under the tutelage of Kenzo Tange. His major works include Tokyo Sea Life Park, the Tokyo National Museum Horyuji Treasures Hall, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Heisei Chishinkan Wing of the Kyoto National Museum.

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Gwenael Nicolas

Gwenael Nicolas

Born 1966 in France, Gwenael Nicolas received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design at E.S.A.G.(Paris) and a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Design at RCA (London). His work has been characterized by unselfconscious border crossings from interior work and architecture to cosmetics and graphic design. In recent years, he has implemented global store designs for various prestigious international brands.

Interior Design

Designing a premium space with an implicit narrative


Gwenael Nicolas of Curiosity designed the interior of the common spaces in the commercial facility. To create an accessible and straightforward feel for a vast commercial facility containing some 47,000 square meters of total floor space, the designer created human-scale spaces that give primary consideration to human emotions and the five senses. Taking inspiration from the Ginza and Kyoto alleyways of days past, the passageways present a human-scale balance between order and disorder, an impression not unrelated to the pleasures of a leisurely stroll. The lighting plan draws inspiration from elements of Japanese architecture, like shoji paper sliding doors and paper lanterns. The wind-like illumination shifts in its course and flows about the whole interior. A focus on carefully selected high-grade materials adds to the overall sense of high quality. These spaces further accentuate the qualities of each store.

Gwenael Nicolas

Gwenael Nicolas

Born 1966 in France, Gwenael Nicolas received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design at E.S.A.G.(Paris) and a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Design at RCA (London). His work has been characterized by unselfconscious border crossings from interior work and architecture to cosmetics and graphic design. In recent years, he has implemented global store designs for various prestigious international brands.

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Kenya Hara

Kenya Hara

It was born in Okayama for 1,958 years. President & CEO of Nippon Design Center, Inc. and Professor at Musashino Art University, Kenya Hara often undertakes work deeply linked to Japanese culture, including the programs for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Nagano Olympics and the official poster for Expo 2005 in Aichi. Hara places equal emphasis on the design of mono (tangible things like commodities) and koto (intangible things like concept, story, and user experience).

Logo Design

An expression of timeless prestige


Designed by Kenya Hara, the simple, dignified GINZA SIX logo reflects the unshakeable core of the Ginza spirit. The “GSIX” text forms a striking visual statement, while the geometric properties of the characters lend a spare harmony to the overall design. Representing a facility housing high-quality brands, products, and services, this logo functions symbolically to create an unmistakable but welcoming identity and focal point. The design of the logo carries a sense of timeless prestige.

Kenya Hara

Kenya Hara

It was born in Okayama for 1,958 years. President & CEO of Nippon Design Center, Inc. and Professor at Musashino Art University, Kenya Hara often undertakes work deeply linked to Japanese culture, including the programs for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Nagano Olympics and the official poster for Expo 2005 in Aichi. Hara places equal emphasis on the design of mono (tangible things like commodities) and koto (intangible things like concept, story, and user experience).

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