By  on May 21, 2018

TOKYO — As Japan’s capital city prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, its ever-quick rate of development has reached new levels, with renovations, refurbishments and construction sites seemingly on every street. Evidence of this can be seen in a handful of new large-scale, multipurpose developments that are drawing crowds into what are already popular shopping areas.

Tokyu Plaza Ginza in 2016 opened with 16 floors and 538,195 square feet of floor space. It was followed last spring by Ginza Six, which quickly became quite possibly the most luxurious shopping center in the area, as well as the largest, sitting on two full blocks of land in the city’s most expensive neighborhood. It has 241 stores and spans more than 1.6 million square feet. If all that square footage weren’t enough, this year the latest multiuse real estate complex to join the ranks, Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, bowed.

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