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Kyoto Takashimaya

52 Shincho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8001, Japan
+81 75-221-8811‎
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Ranked #5 of 45 shopping in Kyoto
Type: Department Stores
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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39 helpful votes 39 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
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

During a 6 nights stay in Kyoto, we picked up meals twice at the Takashimaya food store on the basement level. Sushi, bento boxes, Chinese dishes, and tons of beautiful desserts. Highly recommended! My kids also enjoyed the toys on the 5th??? floor. Prices are very reasonable (Lego was significantly cheaper than what we pay in Canada) and we stocked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We went to the Nikishi market, and felt let down by the feeling that the locals have left a dismal remnant of it to us tourists and went elsewhere. We asked ourselves "where do they go now for produces and extravaganza?" We found the answer in the basement food mall of the Takshimaya building. A huge, colourful, lively and lovely... More

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Illinois City, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is a classic deparment store with many beautiful items. The basement hosts a food market that is fun to visit. This store is also located in Tokyo and so worth the visit.

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