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Marronnier & Namiki Yomiuri Ginza Project
MUJI Global Flagship Store and MUJI HOTEL (tentative)
to open in Spring 2019

Tokyo, July 5, 2017
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. UDS Ltd.

The Yomiuri Shimbun (Tokyo; Toshikazu Yamaguchi, President & Representative Director) and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (Tokyo; Masanobu Komoda, President & CEO) have been jointly developing a retail and hotel complex building in Ginza, Tokyo (the Marronnier & Namiki Yomiuri Ginza Project), and announced today that the construction successfully commenced on June 15 and the ground breaking ceremony was held on June 19. The facility is expected to complete and open in spring 2019, with major tenants such as Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. (Tokyo; Satoru Matsuzaki, President & Representative Director) and UDS Ltd. of Odakyu Group (Tokyo; Keibun Nakagawa, President & Representative Director).

Located on the face of Namiki street (long-time famous street for high-end brands) and nearby Ginza Marronnier street (one of the most popular shopping destinations in Ginza), the Yomiuri Shimbun will add another attraction to the area together with their existing MARRONNIER GATE GINZA (first building celebrating 10th year in September, second and third newly opened in March).

The building under construction is ten floors above ground and three floors below. Stores will be located from the first basement to sixth floor and a hotel from sixth to tenth floor. The plan includes Ryohin Keikaku’s MUJI global flagship store and the first MUJI HOTEL (tentative) in Japan.
Regarding MUJI HOTEL (tentative), Ryohin Keikaku will provide the total concept and interior design including the supply of furniture and amenity goods, while the rest of the designing and operation will be done by UDS.

Mitsui Fudosan will manage the project development such as planning, designing, construction control and tenant search until completion and thereafter the master lease for the tenants.

Artist’s impression of exterior (left) and lower floor (right) from Namiki street

Overview of Marronnier & Namiki Yomiuri Ginza Project

Location No.103 3-chome, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Operation and management The Yomiuri Shimbun
Access Two-minute walk from Ginza station by Tokyo Metro (Ginza line, Marunouchi line and Hibiya line)
Two-minute walk from Ginza-itchome station by Tokyo Metro (Yurakucho line)
Three-minute walk from Yurakucho station by JR
Site area Approx. 1,343 m2
Gross floor area Approx. 14,219 m2
Facility Stores: B1F to 6F
Hotel: 6F to 10F
Structure Three floors below ground, ten floors above ground and two floors penthouse; S and SRC building; 58 m at the highest point
Environmental design Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc.
Design and construction Takenaka Corporation
Construction commencement June 15, 2017
Completion and opening Spring 2019 (plan)

Location map

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About The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri Shimbun is a national newspaper with more than 140 years of history. Its nationwide distribution network encompasses around 7,200 distributors and issue both morning and evening editions. Founded in November 1874, the name is derived from the Edo era “kawaraban” style of informational paper, which was meant to be read (“yomi”) while selling (“uri”). It serves the public’s “right to know” with numerous scoops, while mobilizing social development with courageous, responsible editorials and realistic, compelling proposals. It also provides extensive content that is relevant to the rapidly aging society and low birthrate, with coverage in the fields of medicine, social insurance, and education.

About Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Mitsui Fudosan operates office buildings as well as retail properties. Mitsui Fudosan also conducts housing sales businesses. Recently, Mitsui Fudosan has also promoted neighborhood creation by developing large-scale multi-purpose redevelopment projects such as Tokyo Midtown.

About Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.

Ryohin Keikaku is an SPA that delivers MUJI brand goods and services designed with both the consumer and the manufacturer in mind to realize the vision of a simple, pleasant life for people around the world. Ryohin Keikaku focuses on bringing pleasure to people and beauty to their lives, as well as contributing to society, through the very businesses engaged in.

About UDS Ltd.

UDS is a design firm dedicated to creating fully enjoyable urban living arrangements that function as systems designed for business feasibility and community life. The areas of activity range from cooperative housing with a community development orientation to hotels, as well as commercial and public facilities.