Shinjuku ISETAN Food Floor Guide

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  • Shinjuku ISETAN Food Floor is one of the premier depachika in Tokyo, the food bazaar on the basement floor of a Japanese department store.  From sweets to savory, the food options are almost endless.

    Japanese dried goods at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    To get a glimpse of Japanese food in one place, there is probably no better place than depachika.  In Tokyo, there are several depachika that are in a league of their own, and they are:

    1. Nihombashi Mitsukoshi 日本橋三越
    2. Daimaru Tokyo 大丸東京
    3. Matsuya Ginza 銀座松屋
    4. ISETAN Shinjuku Store 新宿伊勢丹
    5. Ikebukuro Tobu 池袋東武
    6. Takashimaya Shinjuku 新宿高島屋

    Based on our Tokyo foodie friends’ recommendation, we went to ISETAN Food Floor in Shinjuku and checked out what they had to offer.  Just to note, our photos below doesn’t come close to showcasing the foods that are available so do visit one when you’re in Tokyo.

    Shinjuku Isetan - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    ISETAN flagship store in Shinjuku.

    Shinjuku Isetan - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    Shinjuku Isetan - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Beautiful metal work on top of the doors.
    Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor map - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Floor guide for ISETAN Food Floor (B1).

    The type of food available at ISETAN Food Floor include:

    1. Fresh produce – beef, pork, fish, vegetables, fruits
    2. Dried and preserved – vegetables, seafood
    3. Ready to eat – sushi, Japanese deli, Western Deli
    4. Tea, wine, sake shops
    5. Cafes
    6. Desserts and snacks
    7. Chocolatier

    Click here for the complete list. Many of the products in the Food Floor are meant for a special meal or for gift giving and comes in elegant box sets.

    meat shop at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Beef and pork shop.
    beef at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Premium beef – 1296 yen per 100 gram.
    eels at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Eel specialty shop.

    eels at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    seafood at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Fresh seafood shop.

    seafood at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    dried fish at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Preserved and dry seafood shop.
    seafood and fish paste skewers at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Fish paste skewers.

    seafood at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    seaweed kelp kombu at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Kombu (kelp) shop.
    traditional Japanese snack at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Japanese confectionary and sweets.

    Japanese crackers at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    green tea jelly at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    Hato Sabure cookies at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    Cool Lip candy from Ameya Eitaro at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    Nori seaweed shop at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Nori specialty shop.
    rice condiments at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Foods that go with rice.

    Japanese preserved vegetables tsukemono at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    Japanese preserved vegetables tsukemono at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    fresh produce at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    Japanese soup garnish at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Suimono (soup garnish) specialty store.
    deli and ready made food at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Deli & ready made food.

    deli and ready made food at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    deli and ready made food at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    deli and ready made food at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    bread and pastry at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Bakeries.
    cake and sweets at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Western confectionary shops.

    cookie at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    cookies and cake at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    cake at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    cake and sweets at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    Wine shop Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Wine shop.

    Wine shop Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    fruits at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com
    Fruit shops.

    fruits at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    square watermelon at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    matsutake mushroom at Shinjuku Isetan Food Floor - Shinjuku Travel Guide | justonecookbook.com

    We spent over an hour just browsing around ISETAN food floor in Shinjuku.  It’s an experience to go through one of these giant depachika and quite overwhelming with the amount of selection.  Take your time, try a sweet or two and take some souvenirs to share with friends.

    Thank you for reading our quick Shinjuku ISETAN Food Floor guide.  If you are interested in our other adventures in Japan, click here to read our Tokyo travel posts and Japan travel posts.

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