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1. Ginza Mitsukoshi


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Ginza Mitsukoshi is popular among a variety of generations. They have over 200 women’s fashion brands, and the cosmetics floor on B1 is the same size as one of Ginza’s street blocks. There are also a variety of restaurants where you can try different things. This is a department store targeting primarily women.

Business hours: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM (restaurants are open 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM)

Access: ■ Ginza Line/Marunouchi Line/Hibiya Line: Ginza Station

■Metro Yurakucho Line: a 5 minute walk from Ginza Itchome Station’s exit 9

■Asakusa Line/Hibiya Line: a 2 minute walk from Higashi-Ginza Station heading towards Ginza Station

■JR Yurakucho Station: a 9 minute walk from the Chuo or Ginza exits


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Address: 4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo  (Google Map)

2. Shinjuku Takashimaya


The Shinjuku Takashimaya is particularly strong of all the Takashimaya branches, and there clothing, food, interiors, and toys are all available. There’s also a multi-entertainment space called Takashimaya Times Square in the area of the department store by Shinjuku Station’s south exit. This department store particularly focuses on food and fashion.

Business hours: Weekdays and Sundays: 10AM – 8PM

Fridays and Saturdays: 10AM – 8:30PM

Access: ■JR Shinjuku Station: 2 minutes from New South Exit/Miraina Tower ticket gates

■Shinjuku Line/Oedo Line/Keio Line: 5 minutes

■Fukutoshin Line: 3 minutes from Shinjuku Sanchome Station (directly connected to B1F)



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Address: 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

3. Tobu Hyakkaten Ikebukuro

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Tobu Hyakkaten Ikebukuro is one of Japan’s leading shopping areas. The restaurant area has around 50 storefronts, and they have a huge variety of fashion brands from the 1st to the 5th floor. It’s a department store that has so many different genres that customers of all ages will be satisfied with their shopping here. They hold various events, including idol-related ones, on the Sky Deck plaza on the roof.

Business hours: 10 AM – 8 PM

Access: ■Tobu Tojo Line/Yurakucho Line/Marunouchi Line/Seibu Ikebukuro Line: 5 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station’s exit 5



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Address: 1-1-25 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo  (Google Map)

4. Isetan Shinjuku 


 Isetan Shinjuku is said to be one of the department stores with the most customers in Japan. Their men’s department is especially highly rated, offering stylish high-fashion brands and Japanese products that work well around the world. Isetan Shinjuku has a separate building just for men’s products, and every floor offers exclusively items marketed towards men.

Business hours: 10:30AM – 8PM

Access: ■Marunouchi Line: 1 minute from Shinjuku Sanchome Station

■Shinjuku Line: 3 minutes from Shinjuku Sanchome Station

■JR Shinjuku Station: 5 minutes

■Odakyu Shinjuku Station: 7 minutes

■Keio Line: 7 minutes from Shinjuku Station

■Seibu Shinjuku Line: 5 minutes from Seibu Shinjuku Station

■Oedo Line: 10 minutes from Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station

■Fukutoshin line: 2 minutes from Shinjuku Sanchome Station 


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Address: 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

5. Daimaru Tokyo 

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This is a department store that takes up the B1F – 13F floors of the GranTokyo South Tower directly connected to Tokyo Station. It has an extremely convenient location with a huge variety of products, including foodstuffs, clothing, interior, as well as restaurants. Their women’s clothing area is particularly popular. 

Business hours: 10AM – 9 PM 

Restaurant area: 11AM -11PM, some midnight

Access: ■Directly in front of the Yaesu north exit ticket gates in JR Tokyo Station


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Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

6. Keio Hyakkaten Shinjuku 

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Keio Hyakkaten has been in business for more than 50 years, and they target a wide demographic with their high class brands, from misses to seniors. They not only have a full women’s clothing and shoe section, but they also hold events such as ekiben (bento sold only at train stations) fairs and special exhibitions, making it a very popular department store that helps brighten up everyday life. The rooftop is an amusement park called Keio Sky Garden, so the whole family can enjoy a day there.

Business hours: 10AM-8:30PM (8 on Sundays and holidays)

Restaurant area: 11AM – 10PM

Access: ■Keio Line: 1 minute from Shinjuku Station’s Keio Department Store exit

■Shinjuku Line/Oedi Line: 1 minute from Shinjuku Station’s JR Shinjuku Station exit

■JR Shinjuku Station: 1 minute from central west exit/Keio exit

■Odakyu Line: 1 minute from Shinjuku Station’s west exit 


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Address: 1-1-4 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

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