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- The huge departmental store is located just next to the bustling Shinjuku train station, covering 8 storeys (including the basements and one rooftop, which I will explain later).
It seems that it caters to everyone in the family, selling all kinds of merchandise including fashion, bags, shoes, cosmestics, toys etc. Escalators and lifts are easily accessible, just like the washrooms.
The lower basements are mainly supermarket and food stalls, where you will be spoiled for choices. And this is one of the most crowded places in the departmental store at any time of the day!
In addition, several medium to high end restaurants are located on the 8th storey, mainly Japanese and Western cuisines. This is "quieter" than at the basements and prices are generally steeper.
And if you go up another floor to the rooftop, there is a plant nursery outdoor and an indoor pets stores, selling all kinds of accessories relating to pets, dogs, cats, fishes etc. And I especially like this "greenery" as it allows shoppers to take a break from the "noise and crowd" from the lower floors and indulge in some peace and greenery. There is also a cafe here which you can help yourself with some fingerfood.
If you are into shopping and staying near the train station, you will not miss this huge departmental store for sure! Make sure you have sufficient time allocated here (and cash too) for shopping!Written 22 December 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Best Udon dish to order here is the Salmon & Avocado in Creamy Soup. Order it as a set with a sushi(secret here is the sushi is fantastic but can order only 1 per set). We also ordered the broth soup but found it a bit salty.
Next is to order the dessert bowl with a drink. I ordered the green tea ice cream with ginger ale drink. Good deal.
The queue was shortest among the restaurants on the same floor so we chose it. Surprisingly it was pretty good.Written 13 December 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It takes a long time to cover the gallery (at least few hours) but the collection is good and makes for an interesting visit !Written 3 December 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is the annex to Odakyu Delartment Store. It is referred to as Odakyu HALC and also for BIC Camera. It is across from the main Odakyu store, which is the west exit of JR Shinjuku Station. Here you will find in addition the the huge camera operations, a wide selection of sporting goods. This is the main store for these two products. Also many restaurants in the basement. Store closes at 9:00 because we waited for the Hyatt Refency bus right in front of the main entrance and saw them close the gate each time.Written 15 May 2017
It's a showroom for Ricoh (Pentax) cameras and lenses, and also provides services such as repair and inspection. There are always several people at the service counter, so you rarely have to wait at the reception desk. The quality of service is also very attentive, with advance explanations of what procedures will be carried out, and checks after repairs and inspections.
There is a gallery attached to the showroom, where you can enjoy photography works of various genres. In most cases, the photographers themselves are present, so you can enjoy their works while listening to their explanations. The gallery is free and open to all.Written 18 May 2021
- For Tokyo you can really find some good bargains at this place, the prices are definitely are a bargain. They have a huge range of different things.Written 26 June 2018
- The first six floors were mainly occupied by what appears to be little independent shops selling ladies fashion (clothes, accessories and beauty products) as a fellow traveler had mentioned. There was a JINS optical shop on the 6th floor. The 7-9th floors were mainly occupied by restaurants. While I was in late June 2018, the 7th floor was closed for renovation but seems like it’s opened now.Written 30 July 2018
- There are a number of shops on the bus and taxi transit level that are easily missed. Instead of the food street (another great spot), this level has a bunch of sit down restaurants if you are traveling with family.Written 14 August 2019
- We walked past this small gallery as we walked to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. There were some decent pieces of art but my wife hurried me so I couldn’t spend too much time here. It isn’t a bad place to check out some art work but it was a little difficult to see in the evening. I just wish I had more time to enjoy this place.Written 25 February 2018
- Very handy shopping centre under the Hilton, lots of restaurants ( most closed due to the public holidays), convenience stores , clothes shops and misc shops.Written 5 May 2017
- During our visit to Akihabara, we came by this megastore that is right opposite the train station. Well, as it's counterparts in Shinjuku, this is a huge megastore for electronic, electrical and IT products, covering several storeys. You can find almost everything you need "all under one roof" as they carry quite a wide array of products and brands, even with the latest items.
You can leisurely walk around and salespersons were polite and friendly and they won't harass or follow you that make you feel "compel" to buy. They can also understand and speak English and so communication should not be a problem.
And you can also enjoy tax free if you make a purchase of over 5,000 yen (if I am not mistaken).
If you are keen in electronics or IT, well, you may like to dropby here if you are in the vicinity!Written 23 December 2019
- Located just within the Shinjuku train station, this is a nice but busy passage way leading to other parts of the stations and people mainly use it as a shortcut to the main road. There are also boutiques, cafes & restaurants on the two sides of the passage way and it's nicely decorated with the Christmas lightings too.
From here, you can also walk-into the departmental store, Odakyu (and Keio is also nearby) and there are so many restaurants and cafes there too.
We love the atmosphere of this passage, though not huge but nice and warm!Written 23 December 2019
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