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Updated: October 1, 2019
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.
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.
For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.