Department Store Spots in Japan

  • Ginza Mitsukoshi
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 4-6-16
    The Mitsukoshi department store 's roots extend back to the Echigoya draper's shop established in 1673. Mitsukoshi opened in Ginza in 1930. Consisting of four floors belowground and 12 above, the department store contains a diverse array of shops and merchandise, including over 200 women's clothing brands, one of the largest cosmetics floors in the Ginza area, men's items, and food and sweets specialty shops. The department store's restaurant floor is also popular, and here you can enjoy a broad array of cuisines, from Japanese, Western, and Chinese food to more exotic meals. The department store is directly connected to Tokyo Metro Ginza Station.

    出張帰りは健康的にいきたいので、たまに利用します。少しこぶりですが、味付けはしっかりしているものまるので、満足です。

  • Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store
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    3.5
    30 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.

    阪急百貨店うめだ本店の地下1階にあるお店です。以前は整理券を配るほどの人気でしたが、最近は休日でも、さほど待たずに購入することができますね。 今回はスモークベーコン味とクラムチャウダー味を購入しましたが、なかなか美味しかったですよ。

  • Takashimaya Nihombashi Store
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    4.0
    5 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.

    こちらの店舗ではタブレットも取扱いがあり、種類も多く見た目も華やかです。大きさや保存を考えるとちょっと買って渡すには使い勝手が良く、ベリー系などがトッピングされたチョコレートは色もピンクで見た目もかわいくてオススメです。

  • Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
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    3.5
    3 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.

    鶏のお惣菜が色々あり、2回ほど購入しましたが唐揚げも焼き鶏も美味しかったです。低温でじっくり温めれば固くなることもなく味がいいです。鳥麻も時々利用するのですが系列店のようです。

  • 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。

  • Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro Store
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    3.5
    134 Reviews
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    Tokyo Toshima-ku Nishikebukuro 1-1-25
    It is a department store built inside a train terminal, with one of the largest sales floors in the Kanto area, directly connected to the west exit of Ikebukuro Station on each line, and was opened in 1962. The feature is that each floor is divided into sections from No.1 to 11. Each floor offers a variety of daily necessities, including food from the food floors on the first and second basement floors and food product exhibitions held in the event halls, as well as cosmetics, fashion, household goods, toys, and living goods. In addition, the 11th to 15th floors are restaurant areas, where a variety of gourmet foods including cuisine from different countries are gathered on all these five floors.

    Came to this Ikebukuro Station as needed to take my girl to an anime cafe. Decided to shop and eat here first. I love this huge basement food heaven. Omg b1 and b2…. I went crazy wanting to buy...

  • Wako Honkan
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    4.0
    116 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...

  • Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store
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    4.0
    22 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.

    2022.10.11(火) 阪神スナックパークの[お好み焼き・焼きそば 粉心]で 阪神チャーメンと衝撃的な再開をしたアタシ 時刻は10:38ごろ 次に旨いものを求めてウロウロするや お決まりのちょぼ焼きにすることに! ちょぼ焼きは ラジオ焼きとかたこ焼きの元祖って言われているし スナパー(阪神スナックパークに)にいつきても 定番中の定番よね- さっそく ソースとマヨ掛けで...

  • JR Kyoto Isetan
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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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.

    京都伊勢丹にある聖護院八ッ橋。ニッキと抹茶味、それにそのままの八つ橋を自宅用に買いました。お土産には硬い八ッ橋を買いました。

  • 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.
  • Yokohama Takashimaya
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minamisaiwai 1-6-31
    A department store located a one minute walk from Yokohama Station. Takashimaya is both a convenient place to shop and for meeting up with friends. Takashimaya’s eight spacious floors aboveground and two below host popular men’s, women’s, and children’s fashion brand shops; cosmetics stores; interior goods shops; food stores; cafes; and restaurants. Family-oriented, the facility rents baby strollers and has amenities such as baby rest rooms. A variety of renowned establishments can be found in the eighth floor restaurant area. Meanwhile, you can appreciate paintings and other artistic works in the seventh floor art gallery.

    We went with Japanese friends. This restaurant gives you a great japanese experience. We had been to a similar restaurant in a high class resort and this restaurant matched it in quality and...

  • Takashimaya Kyoto Store
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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.
  • Sogo Yokohama
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Takashima 2-18-1
    A department store connected directly to the east entrance of Yokohama Station via the central corridor running through the Porta underground shopping center. Sogo is also connected to the Yokohama Sky Building and Yokohama Bay Quarter via a pedestrian deck; since you never have to go outside, you can complete your shopping in the area even if it’s raining without ever getting wet. A wide variety of clothing and accessories can be found in Sogo, as well as an array of repair and maintenance services. There’s also the Sogo Museum of Art on the sixth floor, and fairs and bargain events are held periodically on the eighth floor.

    横浜駅東口、そごうに入っているパン屋さんです。 私自身はかたいパンが好きですが、こちらの店はどの商品もハズレがありません。 地元の店が店が撤退したので、そごうに寄る際は大抵立ち寄ります。

  • JR Nagoya Takashimaya
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakamura-ku Meieki 1-1-4
    Ever since this department store located within the JR Central Towers connected directly to JR Nagoya Station opened in 2000, it has attracted customers with its excellent access and extensive merchandise. In the shopping floors which span from the second underground basement floor to the eleventh floor above ground are a wide range of fashion shops from top tier brands to casual fashion, as well as Tokyu Hands. In the restaurant section of floors 12 and 13 visitors can try Nagoya’s famous dishes as well as beautiful cuisine from around the world. The view from the Panorama Salon on the 51st floor is also a must-see.

    Coming to the JR Nagoya Station, you will surely not miss this iconic anchor store, Takashimaya! Covering several floors, this posh department store is always crowded with shoppers all day long. In...

  • Osaka Takashimaya
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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.
  • Daimaru (Kyoto Branch)
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    3.5
    2 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.

    こちらは、いろんなデパートに入ってるのでたまにお土産に買います。 焼きティラミスがおいしくちょこちょこ自分用や人にもあげたりしています。

  • Daiwa (Kohrinbo)
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    4.0
    61 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...

  • Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store
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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.
  • Shibuya PARCO
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawacho 15-1
    A large-scale commercial facility with one basement floor and 10 floors above ground, located in Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, and long known as the center of Shibuya's unique culture (Shibuya Culture) since its opening in 1973. The facility is lined with approximately 180 stores, each with five pillars: FASHION, ART&CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, and TECHNOLOGY, offering all-day fun for people of all ages and genders.
  • Shinjuku Marui Annex
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-1-26
    The Annex of Shinjuku Marui facing Shinjuku-dori Street traveling in the direction of Yotsuya from the Shinjuku 3-Chome Intersection. The mall is adjoined by Shinjuku Wald 9, a large-scale cineplex which gained attention for installing digital projection facilities. Since this cineplex is located a little further from Shinjuku Station, it is often less packed and here customers can enjoy a more comfortable movie experience. The cineplex and mall also hold movie tie-in and anime events and are a popular destination for high school and university students. In addition, the mall has a restaurant floor featuring several well-known dining establishments, making it a convenient place for meet-ups and eating out.

    Originally we visited Marui Annex to find a particular store, but it turns out the store has closed down and Surugaya now occupies an entire floor! Its one of the better Surugaya stores I visited...

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