History rediscovery of the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store

History rediscovery TOP of the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store
>Country-designated important cultural property
>Statue of Lion
>Celestial maiden (true heart) image
>Mitsukoshi Theater
>Pipe organ
>Central hall
>Triple rotation Shinto shrine
>Echigo-ya of Soseki
>Echigo-ya in "熈代勝覧"
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 the "Diet building" "circle building" at the time of a pride in the dignified appearance of the renaissance-type building.

When "the Lion image" that should be also known as "guardian deity of Mitsukoshi" got close to the main building front entrance as a place of the wait greets 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 statue on, guide looks forward to a customer at a reception to introduce consultation of the shopping and various services to.

"A pipe organ" playing a beautiful tone is installed when it goes up the main Stairway of the central hall. The live performance by this pipe organ of 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 doing 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 held is pleased with by customers many as the facilities where triple rotation Shinto shrines are rare in the department store in (going to redevelop it on May 1, 2019) in a main building shop.

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.

History tour summary for Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store students

Tour (I do timing by convenience.) in the shop of about 70 minutes It is a first Japanese department store birth secret story, information for highlight of the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Main Building in this about forerunner Echigo-ya of Mitsukoshi. (I will offer the corner in response to a question from student separately)

  • Statue of Lion

  • Celestial maiden image

  • Pipe organ

  • Mitsukoshi Theater

Eligible people

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, exclusion day

Period I accept it from six months ago of the request for tour and start. Apply for the deadline by last month 5 of the month you like. For one set of first-come-first-served basis a day, I may not meet requirements.
An exclusion day: The busy seasons when congestion in the another store is expected at New Year holidays, clearance sale time.

Application method

Apply beforehand than the following, "a history tour application form". ※The case only for inquiries, please use the following form, too.
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 will recommend an early application.

Is the tour application over the Q2 telephone possible?

I have you sign up for the A book tour than the following "history tour application form for students".

Is the photography in the Q3 Store possible?

A statue of building and Lion, the celestial maiden statue of A Mitsukoshi is possible. A general customer, please be careful not to come out.

History tour application form