Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza to Open on Thursday, April 25, 2024

Kura Sushi, Inc., which operates the conveyor-belt sushi chain “Kura Sushi,” will open “Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza,” its sixth global flagship store in Japan, on Thursday, April 25, 2024, inside Marronnier Gate Ginza 2.

Apr 24, 2024 - 11:48
Apr 24, 2024 - 11:49
Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza to Open on Thursday, April 25, 2024
Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza

Kura Sushi, Inc., which operates the conveyor-belt sushi chain “Kura Sushi,” will open “Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Ginza,” its sixth global flagship store in Japan, on Thursday, April 25, 2024, inside Marronnier Gate Ginza 2. The store was produced by Kashiwa Sato, one of Japan’s top creative directors, and is the first location of a major conveyor-belt sushi chain to open in the Ginza area.

With the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan setting a new record in March 20241, inbound tourism demand has rapidly recovered and is on an upward trend. Additionally, Tokyo boasts a larger number of restaurants highly rated by a global restaurant guide than any other city in the world, and Ginza in particular is an area containing some of Japan’s finest dining establishments.

That is why in Ginza, a district that draws foodies from all over the world, Kura Sushi is opening a large global flagship store that is also tailored to the needs of overseas visitors with its concept of entertainment in the style of Edo, the former name for Tokyo during the Edo period (1603-1868).

The store will feature “Kura Koedo,” a space inspired by the Edo-period food stalls depicted in a woodblock print by the ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige2. Here, staff will prepare sushi, tempura, and skewered rice dumplings right in front of customers’ eyes, making Kura Sushi the first-ever major conveyor-belt sushi chain to offer customers opportunities to experience the feeling of live performances as new added value.

The store will be equipped with Kura Sushi’s longest-ever conveyor belt, allowing customers to experience the fun of revolving sushi that is a hallmark of Kura Sushi. Like the existing global flagship stores, the interior will have a modern Japanese design decorated with ukiyo-e images and paper lanterns and featuring plain wood tables and columns along with tatami-mat seats.

Kura Sushi will continue to deliver unforgettable culinary experiences that allow customers all over the world to experience the delicious taste to which Kura Sushi has remained committed since it was founded as a company, as well as the evolving fun of conveyor-belt sushi.

1 Japan National Tourism Organization, “Visitor Arrivals (Preliminary figures for Mar. 2024)” (released April 17, 2024)
2 Famous Views of the Eastern Capital, Amusements While Waiting for the Moon on the Twenty-sixth Night at Takanawa