Have you ever wondered what exactly they were selling at stores in foreign countries, but you never got to find out because of language barriers? Let's go explore the in-house food halls at Mitsukoshi Ginza Department Store – or depachika – known for their comprehensive array of gorgeous sweets and confectionery, ready-to-eat dishes and picture-perfect bento, followed by delicious lunch of your choice, and a grocery shopping experience in a supermarket.
Mitsukoshi Ginza Department Store
Depachika is known for offering a diverse range of high-quality food items, including fresh produce, prepared meals, confectionery, bakery items, and international cuisine. It's a popular destination for food enthusiasts and shoppers looking for a unique culinary experience.
If you have any preferences, please let me know in advance. If not, I will take you to my favourite place that only locals go to.
What kind of food culture do the locals have? The best way to discover it is by taking a peek inside a local supermarket. It's also a great place to find some souvenirs for your friends and family. Let's explore the newly opened supermarket located in the heart of Ginza, on the basement floors of the Uniqlo Tokyo building.
This tour is ideal for food enthusiasts like myself who are curious about Japanese food culture.
- Exploration of Mitsukoshi Ginza Department Store
- Culinary Adventure
- Local Supermarket Experience
- Insight into Tokyo's Food Culture
Guide's transportation cost
Transportation cost (you)
Meals (you and your guide)
Entrance fee (you and your guide)
I'm available only during the daytime on weekdays.
- The tour begins at 10:30 and concludes at 14:30.
- The tour can be extended until 17:00 for 6,000 yen per hour (please pay in cash).
- You have the option to tailor the tour to your preferences, so please don't hesitate to inform me of your desired experiences.
- Please inform me if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or any other specific requests.
- This tour will not be conducted during instances of extreme weather such as typhoons and snowstorms.
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