Shopping 4 Chome-6-16 Ginza, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0061, Japan Published on: 10-04-2016
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Why Mitsukoshi Department Store is special ?
Mitsukoshi Department Store (Mitsukoshi Hyakkaten) is Ginza's landmark department store on the area's foremost intersection: Ginza 4-chome. It has 12 above-ground and 4 underground floors, with food on the B2 and B3 floors - by far the best floors to stop in on if you're sightseeing. Half the B2 floor is made up of stalls selling Japanese confectionery. The B3 floor features wines, delicatessens, seafood, meat and sake. "Ginza Terrace" on the 9F is also worth a visit: a green grassy park-like space for R&R. The store comprises the original building and a conjoined annex to the east on Harumi-dori. The store shares its plot with Ginza 4-Chome Post Office.
What to explore at Mitsukoshi Department Store?
There are restaurants on the top floors, but a great experience is to buy a lunch box in the food hall and take it up to the terrace where there is seating to enjoy a picnic.
You can find any high-end designer (if you've got the bucks), everything is really organized and everyone, from doormat to SAs, will be delightful (small English, sometimes). The top floors are for restaurants, with all kinds of cuisine (medium level and up).
You can also see a lovely pipe organ in the second floor balcony that was from the USA in 1930. There is a theatre on the 6th floor which offers performances with state of the art seating and acoustics. The store was pristine and there were plenty of sales people. You can buy lunch fixings here, or luxury chocolate, or beautifully wrapped Japanese delicacies.
How to get to Mitsukoshi Department Store?
1-minute walk from Ginza Station on Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line, and Hibiya Line.
5-minute walk from Exit 9 of Ginza 1 Chome Station on Tokyo Metro’s Yurakucho Line.
2-minute walk through the underground passageway heading towards Ginza Station from Higashi Ginza Station of the Toei Asakusa Line.
9-minute walk from the Central Exit or Ginza Exit of JR Yurakucho Station.
- Best Department Store in Japan
- Amazing food hall
- Fantastic Basement Food Floor
- Good shopping experience
- Food Garden Fantasy
4 Chome-6-16 Ginza, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0061, Japan
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Prior to our Japan visit, we read about the wonderful food floors in the major department stores. We weren't prepared for what we experienced when visiting Mitsukoshi's 2 basement take-out food floors. "Overwhelmed" and "stunned" would be adjectives to describe our reaction to the huge and beautiful display of food everywhere around you. Not knowing where to start, our family basically took a look at every display, winding through the crowds to check out food prices. Surprisingly, the food prices were fairly reasonable (sold by gram). The smallest containers could hold enough for one serving. The salads were most beautiful and contained fresh ingredients. We purchased dinner items on two separate nights at this store. On the first night, we shopped there after 7:30 p.m. and realized that they discounted all food items by 20%. There was a mad rush throughout the floor. The most popular packaged food bentos were snatched up quickly. We took the food back to our hotel room to eat. On the second occasion, my daughter asked the information desk where we could eat our take-out food, and we were pleasantly surprised to hear that we could take our food to the 9th floor where there is an indoor and outdoor seating area. Many families with kids were sitting outside while kids could play in the grassy area. We enjoyed eating a leisurely lunch indoors in the spacious air- conditioned room. Great way to spend our last day in Tokyo.