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  • Ginza Mitsukoshi
    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.
  • Takashimaya Nihombashi Store
    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.
  • Daimaru Tokyo Store
    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.
  • Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store
    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.
  • Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store
    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.
  • Daimaru (Kyoto Branch)
    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.
  • Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro Store
    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.
  • 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.

    I walked into the bakery section in Daimaru Department store in Osaka Station by chance and realised that it was Paul Bocuses. I tried and was not disappointed. They indicated TOP 3 best sellling...

  • Matsuzakaya Nagoya
    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 3-16-1
    This department store was originally founded in 1611 as the dry goods and sundries shop Ito Gofukuten. Its brand strength is especially strong in the Nagoya region. Comprised of three buildings, a North Building, Main Building, and South Building, its vast sales floor space hosts a large number of shops including fashion, foreign brand-name goods, jewelry, watches, cosmetics, food, and more. In addition to large stores including H&M and Yodobashi Camera, the department store also features facilities such as a Pokemon Center and an art museum. It is connected directly to Yabacho Station.
  • Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku
    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.
  • Takashimaya Kyoto Store
    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.
  • Daimaru Kobe Department Store
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Akashimachi 40
    This department store is about three minutes on foot from JR Motomachi Station and Hanshin Motomachi Station. It was built on a former settlement so has been left with a retro look, and is laid out with surrounding corridors and gas lights reminiscent of the street corners of Europe. About 70 boutiques have also developed in the Former Foreign Settlement around the main department store building and you can do your shopping while enjoying the cityscape. There is also an abundant assortment of shops and products in the main building. In addition, there is a baby restaurant, an area where children can play, and a day nursery room, so even families coming with children can do their shopping with ease.
  • Tokyu Department Store Shibuya Main Store
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-24-1
    The flagship store of the chain of department stores operated by the Tokyu Group. The store is located at the 2 Chome Dogenzaka intersection. A free shuttle bus operates between the Shibuya Main Store and the Tokyu Department Store Toyoko Store located next to Shibuya Station. The store's customers are primarily local residents living in the surrounding exclusive residential areas. Because of this, the store is characterized by a more subdued atmosphere compared with the hustle and bustle near Shibuya Station. Bunkamura, a museum and commercial facility, was built next door in 1989. Since that time, the Shibuya Main Store has functioned together with Bunkamura as a large-scale commercial complex and shopping facility.
  • Lumine Shinjuku Lumine 1
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 1-1-5
    A commercial facility hosting a vast array of apparel shops, from casual to business. The mall is connected directly to the underground Keio line ticket gate. Also just a one minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station’s South Exit, the mall is easy to get to. In addition to the restaurant area on the seventh floor, there are also cafés on other floors, making it possible to enjoy a whole day here.
  • Shinjuku Marui Honkan
    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.
  • Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store
    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.
  • Coredo Muromachi 2
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashimuromachi 2-3-1
    This is an urban shopping mall from the Mitsui Shopping Park chain. It has a multiplex with the latest facilities, so you can enjoy dinner and a movie. A variety of gourmet shops are located on the first basement floor with convenient takeout available. There are unique bars and restaurants on the first and second floors. It also houses Ninben, the veteran katsuobushi dried bonito shop, and a shop run by the Hakkaisan sake brewery.
  • Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store
    Osaka Osakashi Abeno-ku Abenosuji 1-1-43
    One of Japan’s largest independent department stores, comprised of a Tower Building situated in floors B2 through 14 in the 300 meter tall Abeno Harukas skyscraper and an adjoining Wing Building. The facility is filled with a diverse variety of establishments, including leading overseas clothing brands, fashionable casual apparel brands, restaurants, and interior design shops. There is also the Abeno Harukas Dining restaurant area spanning three floors, Soraha specialty shop area, an electronics retail shop, large scale bookstore, and more, providing countless hours of fun shopping for locals and tourists alike. The closest stations are Tennoji Station and Osaka Abenobashi Station.
  • Shibuya Marui
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-22-6
    A department store located just a four-minute walk from Shibuya Station’s Hachiko Exit. As befits Shibuya, an area which attracts large numbers of young people, Shibuya Marui hosts a variety of fashion and lifestyle good shops as well as restaurants aimed at people in their teens and 20s. Popular sweet and snack shops such as the first Butter Popcorn in Shibuya and Glabar, a granola specialty shop, can be found on the first floor. Numerous anime-related events are held in the facility and Shibuya Marui also houses shops dedicated to popular anime such as the One Piece Mugiwara Store, the largest official One Piece merchandise shop in the world.
  • JR Kyoto Isetan
    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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