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4 Department Stores and Fashion Malls Near Shinjuku Station

4 Department Stores and Fashion Malls Near Shinjuku Station

Translated by Jasmine Nishino

Written by miyazaki yuta

Tokyo 2015.12.16 Bookmark

While many people use Shinjuku as a place to stay or for transportation purposes, it actually is a place with many places to shop.

When people think of shopping in Tokyo, many tend to think of Shibuya or Harajuku. However, Shinjuku is also a great shopping spot as well, with many department stores and fashion malls that cater to a diverse clientele. Consider adding Shinjuku to your shopping "list" while in Tokyo. In this article, we will introduce four unique department stores and fashion malls to explore here.

1. Shinjuku Marui Main Building

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The Shinjuku Marui Main Building specializes in clothes and items for working women. Besides fashion, the Marui Main Building also features a variety of shops with cute products, as well as fancy cafes. With the theme of this building being "The Third Place Working Women can Relax", many areas have plants and flowers. After you're done shopping around, take a break at the Q-Court rooftop garden.

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Aside from the main building, there's also Marui Annex for men's lifestyle and Marui Men for men's fashion. All the stores are within walking distance of one another.

2. Isetan Shinjuku Store

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The Isetan Shinjuku Store carries high-end products and makeup brands carefully selected from around the world by their buyers.

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The buyers of Isetan are top class, and if you would like to know the next trend in Japan just take a look at the showcased products. Isetan is also very supportive toward visitors to Japan. Not only do they have a tax exemption counter and offer currency exchange, but also provide assistance in Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean and Thai. If you are in need of assistance in a foreign language, stop by the sixth floor of the main building.

3. Shinjuku Takashimaya

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"Takashimaya" is a long-established department store that mainly carries high-end brands. The eleventh floor has an event stage with seasonal shows that are fun to check out. And no need to go hungry while you shop--the 12th and 13th floors are filled with restaurants of all kinds, from French galletes to Vietnamese pho noodles. Top it all off with a movie at the Takashimaya Cinema on the 13th floor.

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Tokyu Hands, a shop with a variety of products is also located inside. You will be able to find souvenirs or unique Japanese creations. They also have a tax exemption counter, a currency exchange machine and assistance in various languages as well.

4. LUMINE EST

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A fashion mall popular among young women is LUMINE EST. The shops carry the latest trend, so if you shop here, you will know the latest Tokyo fashion among girls. Their pricing is fairly reasonable compared to many shops in other fashion malls.

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It's also connected to the East exit of the JR Shinjuku Station, making it the closest shopping location to the station. This mall also has a tax exemption counter as well, so do make use of it.

For those who thought of Shinjuku as a "transfer station", think again. The stores here offer not only a fashion extravaganza, but also great food areas for you to enjoy.Their basement floors feature a truly mouth-watering selection of takeout food, from traditional Japanese delicacies to gourmet salads and breads. Why not stop by to look around?

Information

Shinjuku Marui Main Building
Address: Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-30-13
Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00am - 9:00pm, Sundays and Holidays 11:00am - 8:30pm (varies on store)
Closed: Open all year.
Wi-Fi:
Credit Cards: Varies on the store.
Language:
Language availability:
Station: Shinjuku Sanchome
Access: 1-minute walk from the Shinjuku Sanchome station Exit A1 or A2
Religion:
Phone Number: +81-3-3354-0101
Official Website: Shinjuku Marui Main Building

Isetan Shinjuku Store
Address: Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-14-1
Hours: 10:30am - 8:00pm
Closed: Open all year.
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi in the Foreign Language Assistance (6th Floor of the Main Building)
Credit Cards: Varies on the store.
Language: English, Chinese, Thai, Korean
Language availability:
Station: Shinjuku Sanchome
Access: 1-minute walk from the Shinjuku Sanchome station
Religion:
Phone Number: +81-3-3352-1111
Official Website: Isetan Shinjuku Store

Shinjuku Takashimaya
Address: Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sendagaya 5-24-2
Hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm (Fridays and Saturdays 10:00am - 8:30pm)
Closed: Open all year.
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi (30 minutes per day)
Credit Cards: Varies on the store.
Language:
Language availability:
Station: JR Shinjuku Station
Access: 1-minute walk from the JR Shinjuku Station South Exit
Religion: Prayer rooms available
Phone Number: +81-3-5361-1111
Official Website: Shinjuku Takashimaya

LUMINE EST
Address: Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-38-1
Hours: 11:00am - 10:00pm on Weekdays, 10:30am - 10:00pm on Weekends and Holidays
Closed: Open all year.
Wi-Fi:
Credit Cards: Varies on the store.
Language:
Language availability:
Station: JR Shinjuku Station
Access: 1-minute walk from the JR Shinjuku Station Central East Exit or the East Exit.
Religion:
Phone Number: 0120-302-069
Official Website: LUMINE EST

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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