n a city where Department Stores rule, the youthful and luxury Isetan, in the heart of the Shinjuku district, stands out. Isetan is a wonderful place to see and shop for new and established Japanese designers; and most importantly, to eat!
The lower level of the building, as in most department stores in japan, holds a football pitch of food! Supermarket, specialty food booths, tiny kitchens preparing delicious dishes for take away, Liquor and wine sections, and a sprawling pastry area, create a food fantasy! In the sweets, It is very difficult to choose; each stand has the most seductive sweets and chocolates most of them french but with the Japanese touch of perfection.
The top floor of the building is a green roof park with a children’s playground area, as well as benches and tables where one can consume the delicacies from the lower level. This is a perfect way to start the day with a quick bite in a lovely setting :)
If You are visiting Japan, Isetan and Mitsokushi are the two best places to buy food to bring home. It is definitely worth visiting the 2 department stores as they both sell supreme Japanese food, from all over the country.
Isetan Department Store
Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
10:00 – 22:00 Daily