Hints and FAQs



We hope your visit to Ginza Holiday is both
enjoyable and memorable


Some information to help you make the most of your day:


The majority of Ginza events and attractions including the stage program, the Waza, dining, shopping and other exhibits, takes place outside on the Temple grounds. The grounds are flat with no steps or curbs so wheelchairs can navigate freely. All access to the Temple building, including wheelchair, is through the West door at the Menonomee entrance see Event Map.

      • The Chapel (which is open for viewing) has elevator access. Inside the entrance follow the sign to the elevator.
      • To access the lower level (cultural exhibits and women’s restrooms) there is a wheelchair lift immediately inside the entrance.
      • There is a handicap accessible washroom to the right as you enter the Temple building.

Getting to Ginza (and parking)

It can be a challenge locating our Temple and then finding parking once you get here. Visit our Directions and Parking page for transportation information and an option for parking.

Benefit Donation

We request a benefit donation of $5 for each person entering Ginza (includes adults, seniors, and students). Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Food Tickets

We use a “food ticket” system where visitors purchase tickets that can be exchanged for food and beverage items. Each ticket has a $1.00 value and are sold in sheets of 10 tickets. To plan ahead, visit our Dining page which describes each menu item and the number of tickets required. 

Credit cards

Credit Card purchases are accepted at the entry Gates, Food Ticket booth, the Shop MBT booth, and for purchases from the Waza. Other booth vendors are independent merchants so it is advisable to check with them directly. 

Cultural Displays and Chapel

Our cultural exhibits, Bonsai (miniature trees) and Ikebana (flower arrangement), continue to be on display in the lower level of the temple. Additionally, guests can tour our Temple’s Chapel where members will be present to answer questions about the Chapel and Shin Buddhism. During intermissions in the stage program, our resident minister will give brief talks about Buddhism. To see the Cultural Displays or tour the Chapel, enter the Temple through the West door at the Menomonee Street entrance.

Shopping Concourse

All merchants are located outside along our shopping concourse to give our visitors a ‘one-stop’ shopping experience. There you’ll find The Waza as well as a variety of other merchants selling their hand-made crafts. 


There are portable toilets located outside near the South gate. There are additional women’s washrooms located inside the temple, along with a handicap accessible facility (enter the temple through the West door at the Menomonee Street entrance).

First Aid

There is a nurse on duty who can help with most first-aid situations. If assistance is needed, ask any of the Ginza staff at either entrance Gate or the Stage. 


There are safety personnel on duty. If assistance is needed, ask any of the Ginza staff at either entrance Gate or the Stage. 

Ginza Event Map & Printer Friendly 1 Page Guide

We have created an “event map” to help you locate everything Ginza has to offer. Follow this link (Ginza Event Map) where you can access a printer-friendly 1 Page Guide to Ginza.