Takashimaya Yokohama is a major department store outside the west exit of Yokohama Station. This store has eight floors and two basement levels, with Japanese and international luxury brands on the lower levels, Japanese arts, crafts and other souvenirs on the 7th floor, a gourmet food hall covering two basement levels, and a top-class dining section on the 8th floor serving both local and global cuisine. If you get tired while exploring this shopper’s paradise, you can take a break at one of the cafes that are on every floor between the 2nd and 7th floors. In this article we will introduce the highlights of each floor in turn, as well as give details on the other services available in this store.
The 1st floor is occupied with cosmetics and ladies’ accessories. Here you can also find international boutiques such as Louis Vuitton and the luxury Spanish fashion house of Loewe.
The 2nd floor is completely devoted to luxury brand boutiques such as Tiffany, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Bulgari.
On the 3rd floor you will find a mix of ladies’ wear, ladies’ shoes, handbags, and cosmetics.
The 4th floor has more ladies’ wear with boutiques carrying contemporary fashion, casual wear, lingerie, and workwear.
On the 5th floor there is more ladies wear, but also jewelery, watches, stationary, sportswear and sports related goods.
A complete range of menswear can be found on the 6th floor with casual clothing, business suits, tailor-made clothing, night wear, shoes, bags and men’s accessories. This floor also has travel goods, children’s wear and toys.
The 7th floor has furniture and interior goods, kitchen ware, arts, crafts, and kimonos.
On the 8th floor is the dining section with restaurants serving Italian, French, Chinese, and Korean food as well as classic Japanese cuisine such as sushi, tempura, soba noodles, sukiyaki, shabushabu, and tonkatsu pork cutlets.
The two basement levels hold Takashimaya’s food market. On the B1 level you can find fine Japanese tea, confectionery, a delicatessen, a bakery, a liquor store, and bento style lunch boxes.
The B2 level has meat, fish, vegetables, tofu, dairy products, eggs, and assorted delicacies.
Overseas visitors who are in Japan for less than 6 months can claim a tax refund on most purchases. If you spend over 5,000 yen on general goods or consumables then you can take your purchased items to the Tax Refund Counter on the 7th floor together with your passport and receipts. Tax refunds must be claimed on the same day that you bought the products.
An information counter, foreign currency exchange, cloakroom, luggage lockers, and cold storage lockers (for food) can all be found on the 1st floor.
On leaving the west exit of Yokohama Station you will immediately see Takashimaya on your left. Here is a map showing its location.
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 20.00
8th Floor Restaurants: 11.00 – 22.30
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.