Department Store Spots in Japan

  • Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store
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    4.5
    399 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 8-7
    Hankyu Umeda Main Store is one of Osaka’s longest-established department stores, having been founded as a station terminal department store in 1929 when Umeda Station was renovated. Hankyu Umeda Main Store has a total of 15 floors (13 floors above ground and two basement levels); the total floor space is larger than any other department store in Japan. With a concentration of the world’s leading brands in “International Boutiques” on the fifth floor, and another floor with a concentration of Japanese and international cosmetics brands, etc. Hankyu Umeda Main Store is renowned as the starting point for new fashion trends in the Kansai region.

    Its a grand department store with many offerings as one would expect. Must say the customer service is good. In particular we were excited by the many beautiful and delicate food offerings at the...

  • Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
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    4.0
    266 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 1-4-1
    This venerable department store is located in Nihonbashi, Chuo City, Tokyo. It got its start in the Edo Period as Echigoya, a dry goods store that became popular with the common people for its revolutionary business methods. In 1904, it became Japan's first department store. Comprised of the Main Building and the New Building, the store offers a wide range of high-quality items including fashion, household goods, books, jewelry, and more. It is also famous as the originator of kid's menus in Japan. The entrance to the main building features a lion statue that serves as the store's symbol.

    Japan’s oldest department store. Beside the multiple fashion brand, both local and international, the depachika food hall at the basement worth the visit.

  • Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store
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    4.0
    227 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Shinsaibashisuji 1-7-1
    The Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store is a department store that has become an iconic symbol of the Shinsaibashi district of Osaka. It is a large department store complex that comprises a Main Building, South Building, and also a North Building that was formerly the Sogo Shinsaibashi department store. Besides Japanese and international luxury goods brands, the Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store also sells high-end fashion, jewelry, household goods, etc. The Main Building is a gorgeous edifice with internal and external decoration in the Art Deco and Gothic styles; the Main Building is currently closed for refurbishment, but is scheduled to reopen in the autumn of 2019. There is direct access to the Store by an underground passage from Shinsaibashi Station.

    10 floors of everything you can think of in a departmental store comprising of of goods of the highest quality matched by service of the highest provided with a smile. We all felt like a million...

  • Osaka Takashimaya
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    4.0
    233 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 5-1-5
    The Osaka branch of one of Japan's longest-established department store chains, Takashimaya Osaka Store is a major landmark in Minami district in Osaka. Besides the leading Japanese and international fashion brands, Takashimaya Osaka Store also has an impressive total of around 80 boutiques selling cosmetics, sundries, etc. The “Namba Dining Maison” restaurant zone on the seventh to ninth floors is open until 11:00 at night, and is a popular place to get together for a meal or a drink. The rooftop illuminations are a must-see.

    I have done a review of this place before in my previous visit 2 years ago and in my recent back to Osaka, I have also come by this place too since I was in Namba doing shopping and surely cannot...

  • Ginza Mitsukoshi
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 4-6-16
    With its roots in the Echigoya dry-goods store founded in 1673 this opened as the flagship store for department store Mitsukoshi in 1930. With 16 floors altogether including four basement floors and 12 floors above ground, it features a diverse range of shops including more than 200 ladies’ fashion brands and the largest cosmetics floor in the Ginza area, as well as specialty shops carrying men’s items, foodstuffs, and sweets. The restaurant floor is also popular for allowing diners to enjoy a wide range of cuisines including Japanese, Western, Chinese and ethnic dishes. It is directly accessible from Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Station.

    一時、日本から撤退していたようです。 現座、日本で購入できるのはこちらだけのようです。 ケーキ屋だと思っていたのですが、ショコラ屋だったようです。 なので、スペシャリテのフィユ ドトンヌはすばらしいです。 見た目も奇抜ですが、パリパリのチョコでコーティングされたなかには、さっくりほろほろのメレンゲと、ショコラケーキ メレンゲもチョコケーキも苦手な私が美味しくいただけたほどです。

  • Takashimaya Nihombashi Store
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashi 2-4-1
    This long-established department store founded in 1831 in Kyoto began by selling secondhand clothing and cotton goods, and opened its Tokyo store in 1900. After that it relocated to a new building in Nihombashi in 1933, which is the present location. The store features a full range of fashion, interior goods, gourmet foods, and restaurants. In particular, the Takashimaya Watch Maison timepiece corner spanning the first and second floors handles more than 80 brands and boasts the world’s largest assortment. The building which still retains its appearance from the early Showa period is the first department store that has been designated an Important Cultural Property. The closest station is Nihombashi Station.

    暑い日だったのでさっぱりしたく、こちらでジュースを購入。 ここの良いところは、ハーフ&ハーフがある所。 半分ずつ飲めるんです、カップが二つに分かれています。 あれもこれも飲みたくなる私にとって、かなり嬉しかった。

  • Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro Store
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    3.5
    128 Reviews
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    Tokyo Toshima-ku Nishikebukuro 1-1-25
    This department store directly connected to JR Ikebukuro Station’s West Exit opened in 1962 as the Terminal Department Store and boasts the largest sales space in the Kanto region. With a total of 18 floors including two underground floors and 16 floors above ground, it features shops covering fashion, lifestyle accessories, and toys, and also includes gourmet food, restaurants, a Uniqlo and a fitness studio. One characteristic is that each floor is divided up into 11 avenues. The section from the 11th floor to the 15th floor is full of restaurants, and the five floors have an assortment of cuisines from all over the world.

    This is another of a nice departmental store in the area located near the station, covering several storeys that offer all kinds of lifestyle products people need. It was quite crowded when we came...

  • Daimaru Tokyo Store
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1
    Occupying the space from the first basement floor to the thirteenth floor of the skyscraper Gran Tokyo North Tower at Tokyo Station’s Yaesu Exit, this is a long-established department store that originated in Japan’s Kinki region. It is a popular shopping spot for nearby office workers and tourists alike with a convenient location directly connected to the station. In addition to the diverse array of shops offering fashion and lifestyle goods, there are gourmet restaurants and even a Tokyu Hands branch. The sixth floor zone known as Lib Tokyo is particularly garnering attention for its fusion of merchandise, a cafe and books.

    浅草まで行かなくても手にはいるのが嬉しい反面、いくつも食べられてしまうのが怖いです。帰りの新幹線の中で美味しくいただきました。

  • Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store
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    4.0
    146 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 1-13-13
    A department store connected directly to Hanshin-Umeda Station renowned locally for its selection of foodstuffs and groceries. The grocery section in the basement is filled with shops offering everything from Osaka favorites to the tastes of renowned shops from around the country, such as ikayaki fried squid, 551 Horai, and rusks by Gateau Festa Harada, well-known for its lines. The Hanshin Department Store also hosts fashionable apparel shops, cosmetics stores, and a Hanshin Tigers shop on the eighth floor where you can purchase a variety of team-themed goods. In summer, a beer garden, which has become a mecca for Tigers fans, is opened on the roof where patrons can enjoy watching live baseball.

    Calling all foodies and gourmands - report to B1 (that’s first floor basement level)! You will thought you have died and have gone to heaven. Nuff said. (You will surely gain 10 pounds just by...

  • Takashimaya Kyoto Store
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shirokyo-ku Shijyodo Kawaramachi Nishinomicho 52
    Takashimaya Kyoto Store is a department store located in the Kawara-machi area of the city. In addition to the usual fashions and food, it contains an art gallery and an arts and crafts salon. It was reopened after remodeling in 2006. The so-called dining garden, Kyo Kairo, located on the seventh floor, offers a wide selection of eating and drinking establishments, built in the modern Japanese style typical of Kyoto.

    English version down below. 鴨なんばと親子丼のセットを食べました。2300円也。さすがのうまさですが、鴨なんば、蕎麦ちゃうのね。うどんでした-。京都の人間ですが、それにしてもここのはなかなか甘めです。甘いのが苦手な方にはおすすめしません。 I had an Oyako-donburi with a small bowl of udon with duck...

  • Wako Honkan
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    4.0
    117 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 4-5-11
    A long-standing shopping mall as a landmark of Ginza standing on the Ginza 4-chome intersection. The mall’s seasonal window displays are so attractive, a not insignificant number of people come just to photograph them. Inside, shoppers can find watches, jewelry, men’s and women’s apparel, and interior decorations. Everything on offer has been uniquely created to meet customer needs or is a carefully selected item from venerable producers in Japan and around the world. Free exhibitions of ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, photography, and other art are held in the Wako Hall on the sixth floor.

    I had been here before just out of interest and returned to this iconic store that goes back to1881 where it started as a watch and jewelry store by K Hattori. Today it is famous for expensive...

  • Shinjuku Marui Honkan
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    3.5
    57 Reviews
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    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-30-13
    The flagship location of the long-standing Marui department store chain. One of several Marui locations in Shinjuku, Shinjuku Marui Honkan is particularly targeted towards women customers and hosts a variety of shops dedicated to women’s fashion. The facility also has a café space which visitors can try by to take a break in between shopping. A lush and verdant English garden on the roof is a popular place for people to relax and enjoy seasonal flowers.

    This was a fun and trendy outpost of the large Marui Department Store chain in Tokyo. There are fashion and home goods, and fun little places to eat.

  • Daimaru (Kyoto Branch)
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Shijyodong Takakura Nishi Into Shichisho-cho 79
    This veteran department store is located one minute on foot from Karasuma Station on Hankyu Railway's Kyoto Line in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City. It has an array of shops, including those lining the Special Fashion Floor and the Dining Paradise area. Their Daimaru Museum holds exhibits and other events. They also have a popular wedding plan done in collaboration with a famous hotel.

    You can find practically anything you want to eat here:delicious pastries, imported cheese (it is so precious how the cheese monger takes out a tiny piece of cheese from a little plastic jewel box...

  • Meitetsu Department Store Main Building
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    3.5
    97 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-2-1
    This department store located above Meitetsu Nagoya Station is comprised of two buildings; the Main Building and the Men's Building. It is famous for being the home of Nana-chan, a giant mannequin that serves as a meeting place for many visitors to Nagoya Station. In addition to stores that carry a wide variety of trendy fashion items, there are also stores that carry everyday items. The gourmet food court on the 9th floor of the main building has a full selection of dining options including well-established Japanese, western-style, Chinese, and Italian restaurant, as well as well-known local restaurants.

    Located at the Meitetsu train station, the mall gives off an old feel. There is a supermarket where you can get something for the train ride. There are some good restaurants upstairs. Be there early...

  • Shopping center Paseo
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    4.0
    153 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Kita-ku Kitarokujounishi 2
    JR Tower Paseo is a two floor shopping center directly connected to JR Sapporo Station. The mall consists of Paseo East and West, both on the first floor, and Paseo Center in the basement. There are a wide range of fashionable shops for men and women, as well as restaurants, cafes, bookshops and drugstores. And there’s also a kids park which offers a child care service. Events are sometimes held in the Terminus Plaza on the basement first floor making it not only a great place to kick back but also a place where you can have some fun!

    This is another part of the underground walkway, where there are lots of shops and restaurants. It is also conveniently connected to the JR Sapporo and underground trains.

  • Daimaru Umeda
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Umeda 3-1-1
    Daimaru Umeda is a department store located close to Osaka Station and Umeda Station. Representing a whole new kind of department store, Daimaru Umeda has a total of 17 floors (15 floors above ground and two basement levels). Besides fashion boutiques, there is also the “Ufufu Girls” floor for young women, and large branches of the Uniqlo and Tokyu Hands retail chains. The Pokemon Center Osaka and Tomica Shop are located on the 13th floor, with restaurants and cafes on the 14th floor.
  • Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 4-30-3
    A shopping mall with an attention-grabbing entrance located a four-minute walk from Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line. Here shoppers can find fashionable apparel, interior decorating goods, cosmetics, restaurants, cafés, and more, as well as a variety of shops making their Japan or Tokyo debut. Popular online women’s fashion shop Rady and bills, a casual Sydney restaurant renowned for offering the “best breakfasts in the world,” are just two of the establishments who are the first location in Tokyo for their respective brands. Visitors are also encouraged to check out the sky-high Starbucks on the top floor, which offers a superb view of the picturesque Omohara no Mori rooftop garden.

    東急プラザ6階にあるおしゃれな庭です。 スターバックスが併設されているので、コーヒーを飲みながら、休憩するのにぴったりです。

  • Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku
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    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 1-1-3
    A long-standing department store located in the Shinjuku Nishiguchi area consisting of the main building and the HALC annex connected via walkways. Connected directly to Odakyu, JR, and Keio train lines, this easy-to-visit department store bustles with customers. The main building hosts shops dedicated to fashion, accessories, lifestyle goods, and food, as well as restaurants and cafes, while the HALC annex is home to sporting goods and outdoor equipment stores as well as a full selection of high class fashion brand shops. Café Troisgros, a fashionable establishment and winner of three Michelin stars, can be found on the eighth floor.
  • Daiwa (Kohrinbo)
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kourimbou 1-1-1
    "A long-standing department store located right in front of the ""Korinbo"" bus stop a 10 minute ride from the east exit of JR Kanazawa Station on the city bus. The department store is the main tenant of Kohrinbo Atrio, a top shopping zone in the Hokuriku area which hosts fashionable apparel and department stores. The department store carries high quality goods such as international brands, international and domestic cosmetics brands, and the latest fashions, and is a particularly popular destination for young women. The facility is also a convenient place to look for souvenirs, and on floor B1 you'll find various shops selling renowned Ishikawa sweets and local specialty products. A good old-fashioned children's play land is located on the roof."

    We stayed in Trusty Hotel next door of this departmental store and came for breakfast every morning. This place opens late in the morning but the bakery on the ground floor opens much earlier for...

  • JR Kyoto Isetan
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Karasumaru Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salinkochi Town
    A department store connected directly to Kyoto Station. The basement food sales area is host to a variety of shops selling bento box lunches and sweets. There is also a restaurant street on the top floor and a variety of “open view” restaurants from the 7th to the 10th floor giving diners the chance to enjoy super views of Kyoto from large windows installed in the building.

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