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Updated: March 22, 2022

Nihombashi Takashimaya Shopping Center 日本橋髙島屋S.C.

2-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo City, Tokyo

Awe-inspiring architecture and history of innovative retailing

Symbolic of an affluent urban Japan during the 20th century, Takashimaya Nihombashi may be the world's only department store ever to house an elephant. Home to baby elephant Takako from 1950 to 1954, visitors can still see her elephant-shaped penthouse on the store's roof.

Today it's Takashimaya Nihombashi's manually-operated elevators, graceful architecture and quality of produce in its food hall that set it apart. Fusing elements of traditional architecture with historical western styles, a stroll around the building, also the first department store to introduce air-conditioning in Japan, is a chance to contemplate life in the glory days the Showa period.

How to Get There

  • Nihombashi StationGinza LineTozai LineAsakusa LineExit B21 min on foot


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Opening Hours

  • 10:30-19:30

    *Varies by floor, store, and/or facility
    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period



Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesSmoking areasParkingWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Disabled parkingHandrailsWheelchair liftEscalatorElevatorMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsDiaper changing facilitiesBaby chair/high chairWheelchair loanStroller loanBreast feeding roomAccessible communication formats

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.