Matsuzakaya is one of the world’s oldest supermarket chains and the branch in Ueno is distinguished by its long history in this area. Matsuzakaya Ueno has eight floors above ground and one basement level. The store mainly sells ladies’ and men’s fashions, but also stocks jewelry, cosmetics, accessories, children’s clothing, food, and cookware.
This department store is located on Ueno’s main shopping street of Chuo-dori Avenue and is very convenient for local transport. Matsuzakaya Ueno is also connected by walkways to the neighboring Parco-ya department store at the Basement (B1) level, the 3rd floor, and the 7th floor.
Here is a brief guide to the highlights on each floor of Matsuzakaya Ueno.
The 1st floor stocks cosmetics, casual accessories, and also has a large confectionery section with a great selection of cakes and sweets.
On the 2nd floor you can find ladies’ wear, handbags, home furnishings, more cosmetics, and two cafes.
The 3rd floor and 4th floors are almost entirely devoted to ladies’ clothing.
There is also a Tricolore Café on the 4th floor which is well-known for its pancakes and coffee.
Menswear and gentlemen’s accessories can be found on the 5th floor.
There is more ladies’ clothing on the 6th floor with formal wear, school uniforms, a gift salon, and an event space.
On the 7th floor you can find cookware, tabeleware, glassware, crafts, jewelry, watches, and kimonos.
On the 8th floor there is stationary and a branch of the children’s clothing store Miki House.
The B1 basement level holds the food market where you can find fresh fruit and vegetables, bento lunch boxes, prepacked sushi, cheese, pastas, salads, and a bakery.
There is an information counter on the 1st floor where customers can pick up floor guides with information in English, Chinese, and Korean. There is a Japan Post ATM on the 1st floor which takes most major international bank cards and has English language guidance. The Tax Refund Counter is located on the 2nd floor. Overseas visitors can get a refund on tax paid for products bought at Matsuzakaya if they take them to the Tax Refund Counter on the day of purchase, together with their receipts and passport.
Matsuzakaya Ueno is very well-placed for local transport with a cluster of railway and subway stations located nearby. It is a 2 minute walk from JR Okachimachi Station on the Keihin-Tohoku and Yamanote lines. From JR Ueno Station it is a 7 minute walk and from Keisei Ueno Station it is a 5 minute walk. Naka-Okachimachi Station on Tokyo Metro’s Hibiya Line is 3 minutes away. Both Ueno-Hirokoji Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Ueno-Okachimachi Station on the Toei Oedo Line are just 1 minute from this store. Here is a map showing its location.
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 20.00
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.