The first department store in Japan that is proud of its dignified appearance of the Renaissance-style architecture. Visitors are welcome by the statues of a pair of lion at the main entrance.
A long-established leading department store in Japan.
The Renaissance-style building including a manifisent central hall which floor is paved with marble has been designated as one of the Historic Buildings selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
The lion statues as the symbol of MITSUKOSHI are sitting at the main entrance, where is famouse for the meeting place. The store has the main and the new building and offers fashion, miscellaneous goods, food, restaurants and also servise for foreign visitors at a tax-free counter on the 2nd floor of the new building.
The Mitsukoshi Hall ( present day, the Mitsukoshi Theater) on the 6th floor of the main building was established in 1927 as the world's first theater in a department store. The hall is marble and has an art nouveau style luxurious atmosphere with a ceiling made of stained glass and beautiful walls decorated with gypsum carvings, in where Rakugo ( Japanese comic storytelling ) , concerts, plays or dramas and so on are performed that are familiar to many people. We also have Mimeguri Shrine on the rooftop of the main building that enshrines Hinomoto Kaiun Katsudo Daikokuten (Mahakala, or god of wealth) which is said to bring prosperous business and good fortune. The store is located a one-minute walk from Mitsukoshimae station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza or Hanzomon Line.