TOKYO | Mitsukoshi is more than just a department store, it’s an institution. Japan’s oldest surviving department store was founded in 1673 as a door-to-door kimono retailer, and in 1683 pioneered the then relatively new concept of selling goods in a store that customers could buy on the spot for cash.
Today, Mitsukoshi has a few stores around Japan and in Asia, but the most impressive is the Ginza flagship, which stands on the same site where the original 1683 store once stood. The fifteen storey shopper’s paradise has something for everybody – four floors are home to womenswear and accessories, two floors are dedicated to menswear and accessories, one to homewares, one to cosmetics, and two to food. All of the world’s top brands are here, as well as many local mid and high end brands.
The food hall at Mitsukoshi is especially impressive, and features a complete fresh produce supermarket, which is displayed beautifully, and a floor full of concessions featuring plenty of specialty Japanese sweet retailers and some of our favorite brands like Mariage Freres (tea), Jean Paul Hevin (the raspberry jam is to die for), and Ippodo (high quality matcha and green tea).
Make sure you allocate a bit of time to explore all that Mitsukoshi has to offer, as once you start shopping you may not want to leave.
Telephone: 03 3562 1111
Mon – Sun: 10:30am to 8:00pm