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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

HP: mitsukoshi.mistore.jp/store/ginza/fcs/english/index.html

HP: mitsukoshi.mistore.jp/store/ginza/fcs/chinese/02.html (中文)

HP: mitsukoshi.mistore.jp/store/ginza/index.html (Japanese Only)

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

2. Shinjuku Takashimaya

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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)

 

HP: www.takashimaya.co.jp/shinjuku/store_information/index.html

HP: www.takashimaya.co.jp/shinjuku/store_information/index3.html (中文)

HP: www.takashimaya.co.jp/shinjuku/ (Japanese Only)

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

 

HP: www.tobu-dept.jp/ikebukuro/lang/Information_eng_201106.html

HP: www.tobu-dept.jp/ikebukuro/lang/Information_chi_b_201106.html (中文)

HP: www.tobu-dept.jp/ikebukuro/ (Japanese Only)

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

4. Isetan Shinjuku 

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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 

HP: isetan.mistore.jp/store/shinjuku/translation/english.html

HP: isetan.mistore.jp/store/shinjuku/translation/t_chinese.html (中文)

HP: isetan.mistore.jp/store/shinjuku/index.html;jsessionid=W7QtXymHt76TZPW2tGDzn9T2Fyyp1y9zrbMJL03JBhqwFlljt2rh!798458669 (Japanese Only)

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

HP: www.daimaru.co.jp.e.md.hp.transer.com/tokyo/index.html

HP: www.daimaru.co.jp.t.md.hp.transer.com/tokyo/index.html (中文)

HP: www.daimaru.co.jp/tokyo/ (Japanese Only)

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 

HP: info.keionet.com.e.bp.hp.transer.com/shinjuku/foreign/en/

HP: info.keionet.com.t.bp.hp.transer.com/shinjuku/foreign/zh-tw/ (中文)

HP: info.keionet.com/shinjuku/index.html (Japanese Only)

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

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