Top 15 Department Stores in Tokyo

Isetan Department Store Shinjuku Tokyo

Isetan Department Store Shinjuku Tokyo

Nearly 250 large scale shopping complexes exist in Tokyo alone, and with so many to choose from picking the one that suits you can be challenging.  Therefore, we've compiled a "top 15" ranking of department store sales (No.1〜No.15) from the surrounding Tokyo area (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama). Department store complexes that have higher sales tend to have more “attractive” tenants (trendy or popular), better product selection, convenient access, buzzing with customers, and a nice shopping atmosphere. So, it’s worth noting the stores with the highest sales volume. 

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No. 1 Isetan Shinjuku Flagship store [伊勢丹•新宿本店]

Regarded as the the department store with the top fashion brands. Not only are the brands the best, but the selection of goods are too.   

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No.2 Seibu Ikebukuro Flagship store [西武•池袋本店]

Connected to Ikebukuro station and has a large food floor that is popular. 

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No. 3 Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Flagship store [三越•日本橋本店]

Opened in 1673, Mitsukoshi is the oldest department store in Japan. Shoppers with status and elderly shoppers frequent.   



Photo Credit: By Tennen-Gas - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

No. 4 Takashimaya Yokohama [高島屋•横浜店]

Well-connected to Yokohama station. Choice of goods are abundant too. 


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No. 5 Takashimaya Nihonbashi [高島屋•日本橋店]

The scale of the department store is small in comparison but the building is historic and worthy of cultural importance. Wealthy individuals and elderly shoppers often make up the crowd. 


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No. 6   Sogo Yokohama [そごう•横浜店]

Among Japanese department stores with the most real estate. It is directly connected to Yokohama station. 


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No. 7   Tobu Ikebukuro Flagship store [東武•池袋本店]

Tobu Department Store is another large scale complex connected to Ikebukuro station. There is a wide selection of food shops on the basement floor and a nice selection of restaurants. 


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No. 8 Odakyu Shinjuku Flagship store [小田急•新宿本店]

Conveniently connected to Shinjuku station.   


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No. 9 Tokyu Shibuya Flagship store [東急•渋谷本店]

Located near one of Japan’s most prominent luxury estates, this department store holds its own in status.


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No. 10 Keio Shinjuku Flagship store [京王•新宿本店]

Conveniently connected to Shinjuku station.   


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No. 11 Mitsukoshi Ginza [三越•銀座店]

Standing in the middle of Ginza, Mitsukoshi Ginza is one of the most well-regarded department stores in Japan. Nothing but high end products and tenants with a wonderful selection of goods.


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No. 12 Daimaru Tokyo shop [大丸•東京店]

Conveniently connected to Tokyo station. A large selection of food and gifts available that won’t disappoint. 

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No. 13 Sogo Chiba [そごう•千葉店]

It’s the largest department store in Chiba and directly connected to Chiba station.

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No. 14 Takashimaya Shinjuku [高島屋•新宿店]

The only department store at the south gate of Shinjuku station.

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No. 15   Matsuya Ginza Flagship [松屋•銀座本店]

Taking up store space are brand shops familiar to females with a rich selection of goods females will want to get their hands on.


Department stores are expensive, no doubt in all countries, but service is extremely polite, the quality of products displayed are of the best, and you can find everything in one place.  It’s a convenient place to shop and saves time.   It’s highly recommended for wealthy persons such as yourself.   If you are an frugal shopper and are stubborn about looking for deals at, then visit Japan either early January or early July. Twice a year in Japan, during these two periods, there are bargain sales at 20%〜50% off retail price. That’s your chance.   Most department stores open from 10:00〜21:00, and restaurant floors open from 11:00〜23:00.