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Kyoto Takashimaya

Department stores, Shopping & Fashion
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Address: 52 Shincho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8001, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-221-8811‎
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Another big Japanese shopping mall

If you have been in one you might say you have been in all. Kyoto Takashimaya is another big Japaneae shopping mall without any highlight as far as I can see during the visit of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Macau, China
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Macau, China
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188 reviews 188 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you have been in one you might say you have been in all. Kyoto Takashimaya is another big Japaneae shopping mall without any highlight as far as I can see during the visit of my wife and myself. Big, several floors, ladies fashion, mans fashion, etc. Would I come again? I doubt it.

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Amsterdam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The department store offers a large collection of mainstream brands, alongside the Japanese brands. It bothered us that the salespeople just can not leave us alone. We get greeted every 10 seconds, get followed around in the shops, and get looks at all times to see whether we might be interested in something. If sales people would actually leave us... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Our tour guide from Narawalk Premium Tours took us to this fabulous department store. The pastries and sweets section is beyond belief, but we also enjoyed the beautifully displayed produce and seafood! Would you believe a mango on sale for $110 US dollars, yes, ONE mango? It was beautiful though. Of course there are very reasonable items for sale as... More 

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Honolulu
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When I was at school in Seattle, we had a Takashimaya store. This is nothing like it but it sure brought wonderful thoughts. Not in the least what I expected - more upscale so we didn't browse but headed straight to the basement - Food! The basement was a treat in itself and should be a must see. We got... More 

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Perth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Takashimaya is a great place to try all manner of Japanese foods; and even if you speak minimal Japanese, the point and gesticulate method works a treat. As a vegetarian in Japan, it can be quite hard to find food that doesn't contain fish; so Takashimaya is a good option for days when you just want something easy (and there... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I love this department store! Not only do they carry a wide variety of merchandise, although tilting towards the high end, but they have a fantastic food hall. We had several meals here, in the dim sum restaurant, at the tempura bar and in the bento box restaurant. Everything was freshly made and excellent.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Takashimaya Kyoto is quite big with 7 floors of various departments, including a café and restaurant floor at the top. We had a specific shopping list and staff members were really helpful in helping us locate the merchandise. I have to say that I have not experienced such professionalism in a department store anywhere else in the world. We were... More 

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Melbourne
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I love going to Japanese department stores especially when the store opens its doors. One is made to feel special with staff lined up to welcome the shoppers. Great service irrespective of how how much you spend. Takashimaya is no different. Floors of imported and local merchandise and like most tourists, I love the food halls which are full of... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Have been here many times over a number of years. Like Daimaru, If you visit the food hall hungry be prepared to walk out with armfuls of bags....The downstairs food hall is UNREAL! If you love the ability to buys lots of little portions of great food you will love this place! As with most food in Japan expect beautifully... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

we spent the afternoon strolling through the arcades and markets and then had lunch while there was a severe thunder storm outside. Also spent some time in Harajuku Chichago which was great.

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