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Kyoto Takashimaya

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Address: 52 Shincho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8001, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-221-8811‎
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We wanted to get away from the afternoon heat, hence we pop in to Taka. We were not looking for anything specific, more of window shopping. My kids love the kids floor. They carry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Kuala Lumpur
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Shanghai, China
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I'm not a big shopper, but I ducked into Takashimaya during a rainstorm to check things out. After living in China for so long, where prices are so inflated, Takashimaya felt like a bargain-basement paradise. Sure, some things are way too expensive. Most stuff, though, is reasonable - especially if you're patient with browsing.

2 Thank John P
Kuala Lumpur
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219 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We wanted to get away from the afternoon heat, hence we pop in to Taka. We were not looking for anything specific, more of window shopping. My kids love the kids floor. They carry lots of local Japanese brands and the staffs are helpful and courteous. The higher eatery floors cater to expensive dining experience, as we were looking for... More 

Thank paulyn_k
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We love the food shopping experience in the supermarket. A lot of the sushi & bento boxes were marked down from 7pm. We bought some goodies for dinner. Since our hotel had small kitchen facilities, we bought some crabs, veg & noodles to make a one pot wonder. Yum!!! A must-try experience in Japan!

Thank ConnieY
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I'll be brief in saying: this place is expensive. Very expensive. In fact, it made me wonder if the words "sale," "discount," or "clearance" exist in the Japanese lexicon. However, the styles, variety, and brands are extensive. Moreover, you'll experience top-notch customer service. Two times in a span of 10 minutes an employee personally walked me to a point of... More 

1 Thank Rick L
Macau, China
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216 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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.

Thank Max-Leonhard v
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

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 

2 Thank Gertjan27
Orlando, Florida
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 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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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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33 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 

Thank WA6000
State College, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

Thank JudyZ167

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.