History rediscovery of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store

History rediscovery TOP of Nihonbashi 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 "*daisho*"
History rediscovery of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
There are a lot of highlight facilities in Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store.
Please enjoy while tracing these facilities by all means for a time of shopping.

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

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

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

"Pipe organ" playing beautiful tone is installed when we go up main stairs of central hall. Live performance by this pipe organ of every week water, Friday, Saturday and Sunday is performed four times a week, and is pleased by visitor.

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

In addition, on main building 6F, Mitsukoshi Theater where Kabuki, drama is felt is pleased with as facilities where san*shinsha is rare in department store on the main building shop by many visitors.

In history tour Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, we perform history tour in 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 needs reservations, please come to the store after designation on the date and time you like.

Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store history tour summary

It is tour in shop of approximately one hour 30 minutes. (we do timing by circumstances.)
About forerunner Echigo-ya of Mitsukoshi, we give to first Japanese department store birth secret story, guide of the highlight of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Main Building, and there is corner answering question from student.

  • Lion image

  • Celestial maiden image

  • Pipe organ

  • Mitsukoshi Theater

Target person

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


2 to 12 persons

Entrance fee

Free of charge

Application acceptance period, number, exclusion day

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

Application method

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


When is season when application for Q1 tour is crowded?

As it is school excursion season, and May and June are popular with A every year, we recommend application early.

Is tour application over Q2 telephone possible?

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

Is photography in Q3 Store possible?

Building or lion image, celestial maiden image of A Mitsukoshi are possible. General visitor, please be careful not to come out.

History tour application form


Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Main Store
History tour charge that is targeted for business administration charge visitor service reception primary, middle and high schools student
Inquiry is this

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