Directions and Parking


Ginza Holiday Festival is located in the heart of
Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood


Driving Directions

If you have a smartphone we suggest you use your “navigation” app for directions – just plug in (or click) our address: 435 W. Menomonee, Chicago. If you prefer, below are written directions to the Temple.

    From East off Lakeshore Drive: Exit at North Avenue. Go west down North Avenue to Hudson Avenue. Turn right (north) on Hudson. The Ginza Festival South Gate entrance is at the end of Hudson Avenue.

    From West off Kennedy Expressway: Exit at North Avenue. Go east down North Avenue to Sedgwick Street. Turn Left (north) up Sedgwick to Eugenie Street. Turn Left (west) on Eugenie Street. Proceed to Hudson Avenue. Turn Right (north) on Hudson Avenue. The Ginza Festival South Gate entrance at the end of Hudson Avenue.

Please note: the neighborhood has “zoned parking restrictions” which are posted on every street and monitored closely. Refer to the Parking section below for the location of a convenient parking lot.


Public Transportation

An alternative to driving is Public Tranportation. For transit planning purposes, our temple is near the intersection of Sedgwick and Menomonee.

    ‘L’ and Subway: Brown Line to Sedgwick ‘L’ Station, exit North Ave. and Sedgwick, walk north on Sedgwick to Menomonee, left on Menomonee to the Temple entrance. Red Line to Fullerton ‘L’ Station, transfer to Brown Line.

    Buses: The following bus routes serve our location – #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #151 Sheridan, #172 North Ave (call 1-888-YourCTA for more information on public transportation options)



A convenient parking option, two blocks from Ginza, is the lot next to the LaSalle Language Academy which will be open on Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday of Ginza weekend. The cost is $10 and will be collected at the entrance to the lot. A portion of the proceeds benefits the LaSalle Language Academy. (The lot is self-park: the Midwest Buddhist Temple or LaSalle Language Academy are not responsible for any injury, theft or damage)

Because of the many one-way streets in the neighborhood it can be a bit challenging to find the lot entrance. If you have a smartphone you can plug in or click the address to get directions (1734 N Orleans, Chicago, IL 60614) or use the map below which illustrates a route to the parking area starting from the Ginza North Gate.

(printer-friendly map to Parking)