Ginza Sony Park to Open Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ginza Sony Park to Open Thursday, August 9, 2018
An Ever-changing Park, an Enlivening and Playful Experience

Sony Corporation
Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation and Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd. are reimagining the site of the former Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo, which closed its doors at the end of March, 2017, and will be re-opening it as the Ginza Sony Park on Thursday, August 9, 2018. This endeavor will expand the former Sony Square, the public space located across from the Sukiyabashi Intersection that had served as “the garden of Ginza” since the opening of the Sony Building in 1966, and convert it into an ever-changing park experience. From the park’s opening until the autumn of 2020, which will see vast crowds gather in Tokyo, Sony has made the decision to create a park instead of a building in the district of Ginza in order to deliver KANDO, surprise, and Sony’s lively and playful spirit to visitors.

Ginza Sony Park will consist of a flat, 707-square meter above-ground section, and a 4-floor “Lower Park,” located underground, making for an open, vertical park connected by a central stairwell, which preserves the unique structure of the former Sony Building. This “ever-changing park” will feature an array of one-of-a-kind, highly experimental stores and events, held in collaboration with our unique partners. Many experiential events and live performances are currently in the planning stages, centering on the themes of “Sony” and “parks.”

Ginza Sony Park forms one part of the Ginza Sony Park Project* to reimagine the Sony Building. It will operate as a flat, open public area until the autumn of 2020, with plans for the completion of the new Sony Building – which will maintain the “park” concept and while expanding its scope – slated for 2022.

Overview of Ginza Sony Park
Name: Ginza Sony Park
Duration: August 9, 2018 – Autumn 2020
Park Hours: 5:00am – 12:30am (tentative)
*Tokyo Metro Ginza Station is accessible from the park’s ground level during these hours.
*Operating hours of individual stores and event schedules within the park may vary.
*The information counter located in the floor B1 opens between 10:00am-8:00pm
Park Closed: January 1 (tentative)
Address: 5-3-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Lot Area: 707.27m²
Total Floor Space: 3,807.55m²
Number of floors: One floor above ground, five floors underground.

via Sony

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