The Isetan Mitsukoshi Group is Japan’s largest department store group, operating a total of 26 stores nationwide. The Group encompasses four separate department store brands (Mitsukoshi, Isetan, Iwataya and Marui-Imai). The brands represent stores long patronised and loved by the Japanese people not only in Tokyo but also in Sapporo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Fukuoka and other major cities nationwide.
Three key stores are particularly popular among those in the Isetan Mitsukoshi portfolio. These are the Isetan Shinjuku store (which boasts the highest sales of any department store in Japan), the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store (Japan’s very first department store) and the Ginza Mitsukoshi store (a landmark in the chic Ginza quarter of Tokyo for decades).
Each of these stores is an all-genre department store, offering high-end goods from Japan and around the world, spanning all categories from clothing to food.
Customers seeking seasonal merchandise are advised to visit the Isetan Shinjuku main store. Remodelled and updated in 2013, it is now acclaimed as a retailer indispensable for those who wish to stay abreast of the cutting edge in both Tokyo and globally. It holds the distinction of leading Japan in fashion sales, and stocks a vast selection that ranges from the world’s most celebrated high-end brands to the street fashions much loved in Tokyo.
The Nihombashi Mitsukoshi main store exudes a profound sense of history. It first opened in its current location in 1673, and has remained in business ever since. It is celebrated in Japan for declaring itself Japan’s first department store, in 1904, and is esteemed for that to this day. Guests who visit the store are encouraged to appreciate its legendary, painstaking customer service, cultivated and perfected over centuries.
Tokyo’s Ginza district is one of the world’s premier shopping destinations, and the Ginza Mitsukoshi department store is one of its defining landmarks. The store has an information centre equipped to meet the needs of visitors from outside Japan, helping to qualify Ginza Mitsukoshi as Japan’s friendliest, most accessible store for international travellers. The Ginza neighbourhood is known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and this store helps to define one of the most elegant, avant-garde districts of Tokyo.
Isetan Mitsukoshi stores are immaculate collections and deserve to be known among the most distinctive department stores in the world. When you encounter the Isetan or Mitsukoshi names during your travels in Japan, please seize the opportunity to walk through the doors and experience the pleasures awaiting you within.