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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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Good area for your shopping trip before flying home, virtually every type of goods available here you can go high end or cheap souvenir its up to you, we spent a couple of hours... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Mackay, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful multi level department store in Kyoto just down from Gion with all the big brands here plus food in the 7th floor - a great afternoon can be spent or wasted wandering around...

Thank Steve-70
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good area for your shopping trip before flying home, virtually every type of goods available here you can go high end or cheap souvenir its up to you, we spent a couple of hours getting our gifts from home here at reasonable prices, nice atmosphere to shop in and lots of cafe and restaurants

1 Thank swift314
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go to the basement and you will find one of the largest food courts anywhere of Japanese food. They provide the takeout food and desserts in easy to carry bags, with all eating utensils needed, and the quality of the food was excellent. This is one of the best places for takeout food when you don’t want to go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After walking around the area, decided to drop into a famous department store or "depaato" that can be found throughout the major metropolitan areas in Japan. Great place to do some souvenir shopping, and buy some lacquerware.

Thank TravellerTokyo6058
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 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 

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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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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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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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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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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.