Isetan Department Store Shinjuku (Food Hall)

In the basement of most department stores are amazing food halls nicknamed depachika (department store basements – a true understatement). Isetan is one of the most popular. If you arrive when they open at 10am everyone greets you. Be prepared to stay a while as it is totally incredible and overwhelming. It’s a great place to learn about Japanese food (or learn about how much you don’t know), buy presents for people and have snacks! You can see the most delicate French pastries, the many kinds of Japanese rice, the $100 melons and so much more.

January, 2016

Isetan Department Store
(Food Hall)
3-14-1, Shinjuku
Shinjuku 160-0022
+81 3 3352 1111