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Address: 52 Shincho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8001, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-221-8811‎
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EXPENSIVE but AMAZING

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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Macau, China
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64 helpful votes 64 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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10 helpful votes 10 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 

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Orlando, Florida
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37 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 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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Honolulu
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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85 helpful votes 85 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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Melbourne
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53 helpful votes 53 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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67 helpful votes 67 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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