December 20, 2018

Mitsukoshi, Japan’s Oldest Surviving Department Store, is Opening in BGC

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Ginza-style shopping spree is now within reach as Japan’s oldest and largest department store, Mitsukoshi comes to the Philippines. Mitsukoshi is expected to add new glamour into the Philippine retail scene with its high-end products of apparel, shoes, bags, skin care and food.
And while we wait for the North Bonifacio Global City branch, here are five facts about the upcoming Mitsukoshi Mall:
Mitsukoshi Mall is a Japanese retail giant
Founded in 17th century Tokyo as a kimono shop, Mitsukoshi is Japan’s oldest department store. It offers a first class selection of international and local merchandise within a classic Renaissance-style building. Mitsukoshi is known to travelers who frequent Japan, primarily the Ginza district. Mitsukoshi is also in Taiwan, China, Italy, and the USA.
The Portal to Flawless Japanese Skin
Want that flawless Japanese skin? Philippine Mitsukoshi beauty section will carry cosmetics and skin care products from Japan. The Supermarket will carry an array of Japanese green tea, seafood, and sweets.
Itadakimasu!
Adding to the numerous ramen-yas, sushi bars, shabu shabu hot pots, tempura shops, donburi restaurants, takoyaki stalls, and kaiseki ryokans in Metro Manila is the authentic Japanese food court of Philippine Mitsukoshi. Vogue named Ginza Mitsukoshi as one of the best Japanese underground food halls so we are surely in for a treat.
Service from the Heart
Mitsukoshi is also bringing Japan’s unique brand of customer service. The staff of Philippine Mitsukoshi will be trained in Omotenashi or “service from the heart”.
Mitsukoshi Philippines Will Open in 2021
The Philippine Mitsukoshi will be part of the first Japanese-inspired condominium in the Philippines, The Seasons Residence of Federal Land Inc. in partnership with Nomura Real Estate Development and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Lt. The Seasons Residences will feature Japanese elements of functionality, safety, harmony with the environment and simplicity.

Seasons Residences will have four residential towers, ranging from 41 to 51 floors. The first tower, Haru, will have 304 distinct Japanese homes measuring 45 square meters up to 345 square meters. Residents will enjoy Japanese-inspired landscapes and amenities such as wellness spas, sky garden, dry garden, BBQ terrace, karaoke, swimming pools, fitness gym, library, business centers and function halls.