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Updated: April 2, 2018

Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store 日本橋三越本店

1-4-1 Nihombashi-muromachi, Chuo-ku

Visit this grand dame of Japanese retailing for shopping at its finest

Mitsukoshi, Japan's oldest surviving department store chain, is so prestigious that a railway station was named after it, Mitsukoshimae Station. Visit this flagship branch of the Mitsukoshi group and see how Japanese retail has progressed since the store's more humble beginnings as distinguished kimono seller Echigoya in 1673.


  • Visiting the store when it opens in the morning, or if your travel coincides, for the New Year sales
  • Wandering through the store's food hall to see and savor the delicacies on display
  • Taking advantage of the store's fantastic concierge service

Comprising of a main store and newer annex, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi is home to all the brands, both domestic and international, that would be expected of a retailer of this caliber. A tax-free counter and concierge service are available for non-Japanese customers.

Many of the store's promotions reference the Edo period (1603-1867) when Nihombashi was the center of Edo, pre-modern Tokyo.

Arriving early is recommended. When the store's doors are cast open at 10:30 a.m., witness a row of staff members greet you with the most respectful of bows to welcome you on your shopping journey.

How to Get There

  • Mitsukoshimae Sta. | 1 min on foot
    Ginza Line | Hanzomon Line
  • Nihonbashi Sta. | 5 mins on foot
    Tozai Line | Asakusa Line
  • Shin-Nihonbashi Sta. | 7 mins on foot
    JR Sobu Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-19:00 Mon-Sun
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | Smoking area | Parking |
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Korean | German | Italian | French |
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Korean |
  • Elevator | Automatic doors | Wheelchair ramp | Escalator | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | ostomate restrooms | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan | Breast feeding room |

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