Takashimaya is well established in Japan with a long history of distributing a wide range of quality products to the Japanese. Its humble beginnings start in Kyoto in 1831 with a 3.6 square meters store. Fast forward almost two centuries and see it now as one of the largest and omnipresent department stores in the land of the rising sun. Takashimaya is in many of Japan’s biggest cities and over the years has increased its presence in other Asian markets. Singapore, China, Taiwan, and Vietnam have been charmed by their own local Takashimaya. Now it is Thailand’s turn with Siam Takashimaya opening in ICONSIAM on the waterfront in Creative District.
Siam Takashimaya’s entrance into Bangkok is not timid. The department store occupies a staggering space over seven floors, which boasts a total area of 36,000 square meters. If you are a Japanese product aficionado, be ready to shop till you drop at its 530 plus shops with top brands from Japan making up to 170 of them. Many of these stores are making its Thailand debut, joining Siam Takashimaya as their mega springboard into the local market and giving Thais a sense of discovery as they explore this fresh access to a plethora of new Japanese brands.
It is not just all products and goods at Siam Takashimaya. Seven restaurants and seven cafes are ready to serve hungry shoppers with the best of Japanese cuisine. On the ground floor, Taka Marche supermarket imports all quality things edible from Japan while Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza specializes in serving the best of Japan’s northernmost island prefecture. On the fourth floor dubbed the “Rose Dining” zone, one can enjoy sit-down meals or snacks in Japanese restaurants and cafes to re-energize before more shopping and exploration in ICONSIAM.