A long-established department store founded in 1933. The first department store building in Japan to become an Important Cultural Property.
Nihombashi Takashimaya, opened in Nihonbashi, Tokyo in 1933, is one of the largest department stores in Japan among others existing from the beginning of the Showa period. In 2009 it became the first department store building registered as an Important Cultural Property. What makes this store special is that it preserves aspects of its original design, such as an Iron Gate at the main entrance, arch-shaped water fountain, rooftop fountain and hand-operated elevator (handled by staff). The main building has eight stories above ground and two below, for a wide range of items from the world’s luxury brands to Japanese traditional crafts. On the restaurant floor, famous restaurants open its branch and you can enjoy delicious meal. WATCH MAISON in the annex is the specialty store of watch handling the largest number of items in the world. About eighty brands products including luxury watches are available. Connected directly from the B2 exit of Nihombashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Tozai Lines, a four-minute walk from Nihombashi Station on the Toei Asakusa Line or a five-minute walk from the Yaesukita Exit of JR Tokyo Station.