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Tsuruya is an old department store in Kumamoto. Although the building is old, their merchandise is the newest ones. As I walked nearby, it began to rain suddenly. So, I wen to this department store to kill time.
Just arriving in Kumamoto a few days earlier I needed to get some new business shirts so I headed to Tsuruya shopping centre. It's made up of 2 buildings, one with 9 floors and one with 10 . In the main building on the 7th...More
I did a ton of shopping there. Found my favorite 12-year aged Yamazaki single malt whiskey and some Shochu to take home with me as well as green tea, Nori, Japanese seasonings, chocolates and other items perfect for turning into gifts. The staff were friendly...More
The department store is literally the biggest shopping center in Kumamoto. Lots of souvenirs about Kumamon can be found here. Decorations are in Kumamon's theme, too. Children will definitely not be bored when you are busy shopping.
I was looking for high quality sake & my hotel staff told me to try Tsuruya. Turned out they have a sake specialty corner with competent staff to recommend the type of sake of your likings. Also, sampling of selected sake was available. I ended...More