History & Culture

MAKE it HAPPY! This Christmas at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi



Japan may not have traditionally celebrated Christmas, but the gift giving season has rapidly risen to become a beloved part of the festive calendar inspiring in the process a whole host of new traditions that are distinct to Japan. For Nihombashi Mitsukoshi our festive countdown began in earnest from November 15th and takes us right through to Christmas Day.

185_02.jpgRight from Nihombashi Bridge, especially at night, you can't miss the sight of the twin towering Christmas trees that stand tall outside the Annex, each year decorated in a different style to match the theme that year. From there the windows of the store are a framed picture drawing people far and wide to take in the story that continues right into the store, where wherever you look there is something to get you in the festive spirit.

185_03.jpgThis season the windows are bedecked with shopping bags as we catch Father Christmas in the act of preparing bags full of gifts as he gets ready for Christmas Day. It encapsulates the excitement of getting that something special for an important person in your life that is sure to bring a smile to their face. The theme of the gift bag extends to the Christmas trees by the Annex building where they stand at the base of the trees accompanied by twin thrones which you are encouraged to make your very own photo spot.

185_04.jpgElsewhere the Central Hall is clad with wreaths, garlands and lights that reverberate throughout the store.

185_05.jpgMAKE it HAPPY! SPOT ~ Decorate your way ~

Between the 13th and 24th of December visitors to the Lion Entrance of the Main Building will find a free area decked out with stamps and other decorations for you to make a personalised message card for that special someone.

Additionally during the same period the first 200 customers each day who spend over 5,400 yen in a single transaction (including tax) on Christmas gifts will receive their very own gift of a Christmas ornament (one per customer).


Christmas at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi


November 15th - December 25th , 2017

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