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Top Choice Department Store in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Mitsukoshi

Mitsukoshi's venerable Nihombashi branch was Japan’s first department store. It's a grand affair with an entrance guarded by bronze lions and a magnificent statue of Magokoro, the Goddess of Sincerity, rising up fro…
Top Choice Mall in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Coredo Muromachi

Spread over three buildings, this stylish development houses many shops from famous gourmet food purveyors. There are also elegant fashion and homewares boutiques here, as well as reliable places to eat.
Top Choice Homewares in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Muji

The flagship store of the famously understated brand sells elegant, simple clothing, accessories and homewares. There are scores of outlets across Tokyo, but the Yūrakuchō store, renovated in 2017, is the largest wi…
Department Store in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Takashimaya

The design of Takashimaya’s flagship store (1933) tips its pillbox hat to New York’s Gilded Age with marble columns, chandeliers and uniformed female elevator operators announcing each floor in high-pitched sing-son…
Food in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Tsuruya Yoshinobu

This is the Tokyo outpost of one of Kyoto's more esteemed creators of wagashi, traditional Japanese sweets made of rice flour, bean paste and sugar. While the ingredients may be simple, the designs – of seasonal mot…
Antiques in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Ōedo Antique Market

Held in the courtyard of Tokyo International Forum, usually on the first and third Sunday of every month (check the website before you head out), this is a colourful event with hundreds of dealers and a good chance …
Toys in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Tokyo Character Street

From Doraemon to Hello Kitty and Pikachu, Japan knows kawaii (cute) and how to merchandise it. In the basement on the Yaesu side of Tokyo Station, some 15 Japanese TV networks and toy manufacturers operate stalls se…
Electronics in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Bic Camera

Cameras are just the start of the electronic items and much more (toys, sake, medicine and cosmetics) sold in this mammoth discount store occupying a block. Shopping here is like being inside a very noisy computer g…
Mall in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

KITTE

This well-designed shopping mall at the foot of JP Tower incorporates the restored facade of the former Tokyo Central Post Office. It is notable for its atrium, around which is arrayed a quality selection of craft-o…
Department Store in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Daimaru

This high-end department store on the eastern Yaesu side of Tokyo Station is a good place to look for gifts or a fancy bentō (boxed meal) before hopping on a shinkansen (bullet train).