Shop ‘Til You Drop at These 3 Popular Department Stores in Tokyo

  • Tokyo (東京), as the capital city of Japan, is literally made up of several department stores. Every year, new establishments open up which leave more choices for shoppers, and yet more confusion for some. So if you’re planning on heading to the most trusted and well-established department stores for your shopping needs, why don’t you visit these three places.

    1. Takashiyama Times Square – Shinjuku (タカシマヤ タイムズスクエア – 新宿)

    Takashiyama Times Square is a department store and mall located in Shinjuku, one of the largest shopping centers in Tokyo. It is graced with all kinds of stores in its spacious floors which make it a one-stop shop for everything. It is complete with items from different categories including souvenirs, handicraft supplies, fabrics from all over the world, and much more. Its main focus is food and fashion so you’ll surely be able to find several clothing shops in this place.

    Takashiyama Times Square is open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.

    Takashimaya Shinjuku Store Website

    2. TOBU Department Store – Ikebukuro (東武百貨店 – 池袋)

    If you’re looking for the largest floor area to go shopping, you better check out TOBU Department Store in Ikebukuro. Each floor offers a wide range of famous brands both from Japan and from around the world. It is also a location of more than 50 restaurants in which customers can happily choose dishes from. It is so massive that the store has spread out through several buildings along the Ikebukuro Station. Its close proximity to the station provides an easy access to the city’s popular destinations.

    TOBU Department Store is open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.

    TOBU Department Store Ikebukuro Website

    3. Mitsukoshi Department Store – Ginza (銀座三越 – 銀座)

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    Who hasn’t heard of Mitsukoshi Department Store in Ginza, Japan? It is a widely popular store among different generations in the country and abroad since Mitsukoshi is an international department store chain headquartered in Tokyo. Founded in 1673, it primarily targets women and has provided over 200 fashion and cosmetic brands for women alone. Several events and fairs are held here throughout the year.

    Mitsukoshi Department Store is open daily from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm, while restaurants on the 9th, 11th, and 12th floor are open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.

    Mitsukoshi Department Store Ginza Website (Automatic translation available)

    For an easy access to all your shopping needs in Tokyo, you should definitely visit these department stores. They offer everything you need from head to toe. Hurry and you might just be in luck for season sales!

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