The depachika is a space that condenses Japan’s abundant food culture in a small space. In most cases, in the basement of department stores, there is a floor that’s full of small kiosks and storefronts where you can buy side dishes, bento, sweets, and more. This space is called the “depachika,” from “department store” and “basement” (“chika”). You can see all sorts of foods that you love just by walking around the depachika just once. At the JR Kyoto Isetan depachika, you can try these 7 shops that offer the tastes of Kyoto and its surroundings.