Daimaru Tokyo hosts numerous art exhibitions throughout the year following on its theme of ‘the deparment store goes artistic’. Each of the store’s 11 floors specialises in something different – from fashion to flowers. The first and basement floors are dedicated to food. Small comforts have been capitalised upon; announcements are kept at a minimum, and the restrooms also function as spaces to relax.
For the ultimate one-stop shopping experience, there’s no better place to start than a department store. Known as depato, Japan's department stores are, just like anywhere else, massive mall-like buildings that provide pretty much anything you can think of, from groceries and fashion to accessories and kimonos. Where these giants stand out is in the customer service department – and in that they have expansive basement floors (depachika) dedicated entirely to glorious, impeccably presented food. If you’re itching to spend some money, check out our list of Tokyo’s best department stores below and get ready to shop your day away.