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Crea Mall

Crea Mall is an outdoor shopping area in Kawagoe, Saitama, filled with tons of shops, department stores, and places to eat and drink.

Matsuzakaya Department Store

Matsuzakaya is one of the world’s oldest department stores, founded in central Nagoya in 1611 when samurai Ito Yudo opened a clothing store in the bustling castle town.

Guide to Shopping and Tax-Free Info

Guide to Shopping and Tax-Free Info

Shopping in Japan can be a wonderful experience – from the small 100 yen stores at the local shoutengai to the huge department stores spanning entire train stations and glitzy boulevards of Omotesando or Ginza.

Iyotetsu Takashimaya Department Store

There are two prestigious department stores in Matsuyama, Iyotetsu Takashimaya and Mitsukoshi, within easy walking distance of each other. The Iyotetsu Takashimaya building is actually the terminus for the Iyo Railway Co., (Iyotetsu), the first railway in Shikoku and was also the third private railway in Japan. This follows the Japanese tradition of major railway lines that would build department stores at the terminus of the lines, so that they could literally feed warm bodies into the maw of Mammon from all directions with their steel conveyor belts.

Grand Front Osaka

For those who love department stores, Osaka will surely be a stop of interest as the latest department store, Grand Front Osaka, made its appearance this year.

Newoman Shinjuku

Shinjuku Station abounds with department stores and shops to the point of sensory overload. The newest addition is Newoman Shinjuku, a mixture of shopping, cafes, greenery, and even a kindergarten on the fifth floor, turns out to be refreshing and pristine shopping center.

Takashimaya Department Store

Takashimaya is a repository of traditional and modern Kyoto art and design. Bringing luxury to your home and everyday life, it is a living museum and emporium of Kyoto culture and fashion. There are English interpreters available.