Takashimaya Department Store Shopping Guide


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About Takashimaya:

Stepping into Takashimaya, you'll immediately feel transported away from the bustle of Fifth Avenue into the calmness of this Japanese department store. The first floor's floral department is filled with beautiful fresh flowers and the merchandise throughout the store is artfully displayed, free of the chaos of many other department stores. Of course, prices reflect the sparseness of merchandise, but it's a wonderful place to browse. The Tea Box Cafe on the lower level is a great place to refuel and relax, or even just to stock up on the vast array of high-quality teas and tea accessories that they offer.

Who Shops at Takashimaya:

Takashimaya's managable size and beautiful displays make it a common spot on many Manhattan shopper's agendas. Shoppers looking for hard to find high-end cosmetics, beautiful home furnishings and fashions by Asian and European designers don't mind parting with their money at Takashimaya. The gift wrapping and customer service are highly regarded at Takashimaya, making it a great place to find unique gifts.

Best Bets at Takashimaya:

Even if you don't want to spend a dime, you'll enjoy wandering through the serene atmosphere admiring the beautiful merchandise at Takashimaya. The floral department and cosmetics offer top-quality merchandise. Lunch and afternoon tea offerigns in the Tea Box Cafe are delicious and make for a special way to re-energize during your shopping spree.

Takashimaya Basics:

Takashimaya Address: 693 Fifth Ave (54th Street)

Closest Subways to Takashimaya: E or V at Fifth Ave/53rd St.

Takashimaya Shopping Services:

Takashimaya offers a comprehensive array of services to make your shopping experience easier.

Takashimaya Dining:

On the Lower Level of Takashimaya, you can enjoy respite from the chaos of Fifth Avenue and refuel at the Tea Box Café. For lunch there are a variety of freshly prepared, beautifully presented sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as frequently changing bento boxes ($19) that are assembled by the chef. In the afternoon, the Tea Box Café is a great place to enjoy their east-west afternoon tea ($18), or just a light snack.