History rediscovery of the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store

History rediscovery TOP of the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
>Country designation important cultural property
>Lion image
>Celestial maiden (true heart) image
>Mitsukoshi Theater
>Pipe organ
>Central hall
>Echigo-ya of Soseki
>Echigo-ya in "熈代勝覧"
History rediscovery of the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
There are a lot of highlight facilities in the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store.
For a time of the shopping, please enjoy it while tracing these facilities.

In Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, main building was appointed to the important cultural property of the country in July, 2016 (Heisei 28).

The current building was completed in (1935) in 1935 and was the pile next to "Diet building" "circle building" at the time of a pride in the dignified appearance of the renaissance-type building.

When "the Lion image" which should be called "a guardian deity of Mitsukoshi" got close to the main building front entrance as a place of the wait invites a customer and passes through the main passage, "a celestial maiden (true heart) image" of the gorgeous beauty gets a lot of looks conspicuously and soars.
In the center hall to have this image on, it is got close to a customer as the event space where various entertainments or talk show are held every day.

"A pipe organ" playing a beautiful tone is installed when I go up the main Stairway of the central hall. The live performance by this pipe organ on every week water, Friday, Saturday and Sunday is performed four times a week, and is pleased by a customer.

Main Stairway to tie a pipe organ to from this center hall. I use the marble with the solid feeling abundantly, but the fossils such as ammonites can confirm it clearly when I look hard slowly and carefully. How about that I do search for fossil as one of the fun in the case of a visit?

In addition, on main building 6F, the Mitsukoshi Theater where Kabuki, a drama is felt is pleased with as the facilities where 三圍神社 is rare in the department store on the main building shop by many customers.

In history tour Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store of Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, I perform a history tour in the building targeting at the small, middle and high school students. By school excursion life or social studies visit, large number of students came so far. As it is Reservation required, you appoint Time & Date you like, and please come to the store.

Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store history tour summary

It is the tour in the shop of approximately one hour 30 minutes. (I do timing by convenience.)
About forerunner Echigo-ya of Mitsukoshi, there is the corner answering a question from student in addition to a first Japanese department store birth secret story, guidance of the highlight of the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Main Building.

  • Lion image

  • Celestial maiden image

  • Pipe organ

  • Mitsukoshi Theater

Target person

The small, middle and high school student in Japan
※I heard only the direct application from a school. Please note that you did not hear the application via an individual and the agent.


2 to 12 persons

Entrance fee

For free

Application acceptance period, number, exclusion day

Period I accept it from six months ago of the tour hope and start. Until last month 5 of the month as for the deadline you like
The number: One set of 1st (first-come-first-served basis)
An exclusion day: The busy seasons when congestion in the another store is expected at the year-end and New Year holidays, clearance sale time of July, January.

Application method

Apply beforehand than the following, "a history tour application form".
Please note that you do not accept the application except the form.


When is the Season that the application for Q1 tour is crowded?

As it is school excursion Season, and May and June are popular with A every year, I recommend an early application.

Is the tour application over the Q2 telephone possible?

Because the A tour person in charge is not doing a living-in-post at any time, please decline. Apply than "the history tour application form" of this page.

Is the photography in the Q3 Store possible?

A building or Lion image, the celestial maiden image of A Mitsukoshi are possible. A general customer, please be careful not to come out.

History tour application form


Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
The history tour charge that is targeted for business administration charge customer service reception primary, middle and high schools live
The inquiry is this

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