Daimaru department store, founded some 300 years ago! Recommended items from Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe! How to buy products for 5% off!

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Department stores have rows of specialty shops dealing in fashions, cosmetics and sundry items, as well as restaurants, on every floor. In general, the quality is high and the products are a little expensive, so they are particularly handy when buying a present for someone close to you or of higher status. The department store we would like to focus on today is Daimaru.

Among the many locations, we would like to tell you about recommended items from four famous stores in western Japan: Daimaru Shinsaibashi, Daimaru Umeda, Daimaru Kyoto and Daimaru Kobe.

Among the many locations, we would like to tell you about recommended items from four famous stores in western Japan: Daimaru Shinsaibashi, Daimaru Umeda, Daimaru Kyoto and Daimaru Kobe.

▼ Recommended items from Daimaru Shinsaibashi

Straw Hopper
With a single touch the lid of this thermos opens and a straw extends. The thermos can also be taken apart for easy cleaning.
Where it's sold: North Bidg. 9F, Miki House
Note: Also available at Miki House stores at other Daimaru locations.

AN Blanche
This pastry is made by kneading shiroan (white bean jam), a famous Japanese ingredient, into dough and adding fragrant matcha (powdered green tea) to finish.The refined sweetness appeals to everyone from children to adults.
Where it's sold: B2F, HENRI CHARPENTIER

【Daimaru Shinsaibashi】

Address:1-7-1, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
Open:8F of the Main Bldg., Rooftop, 13F Restaurants of the North Bldg.: 11:00-22:00
* Some floors and shops may vary
Closed:New Year’s Day
Access:Directly connected to Subway Shinsaibashi Station
Credit cards accepted:American Express, Diners, JCB, Master, Visa, UnionPay

▼ Recommended items from Daimaru Umeda

IDAHO MINI II
The kids' line of the popular shoe brand, to support the growth of children. There is a plentiful selection of models for everyone from babies to teens.
Where it's sold: 10F, ASICS

Yukatas and Jinbeis
Yukatas and jinbeis (a Japanese garment with short pant legs, short sleeves and no sash) are standard summer wear for Japan, and we recommend them as gifts. They're perfect for the upcoming hot season.
Where it's sold: 10F, Miki House
Note: Also available at Miki House stores at other Daimaru locations.

Infused green tea with matcha (100g)
Infused green tea sold at an old shop that has been around for more than 200 years. The shop also has pastries and a selection of Japanese teas made using traditional methods passed down for generations.
Where it's sold: B2F, Fukujuen

【Daimaru Umeda】

Address:3-1-1, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City
Open:10:00-20:30
10F-13F, 15F (every day): -20:00
B2F-9F (Fri. & Sat.): -21:00
* Some floors and shops may vary.
Closed:New Year’s Day
Access:Directly connected to JR Osaka Station and Subway Umeda Station
Credit cards accepted:American Express, Diners, JCB, Master, Visa, UnionPay

▼ Recommended items from Daimaru Kyoto

Baby shoes & Backpack
We recommend cute items such as shoes that reliably support little walkers and embroidered backpacks!
Where it's sold: 6F, Miki House
Note: Also available at Miki House stores at other Daimaru locations.

Pizza Margherita
You can get your fill of mild-flavored pastas that makes the most of their ingredients and pizzas baked in a stone oven.
The restaurant is "Valdarno". We recommend the Pizza Margherita.

There is also a family food court with a full menu of udon, soba, hamburger steak and other Japanese, western and Chinese dishes. You can take your time inside the large eatery.

【Daimaru Kyoto】

Address:79, Tachiuri-nishimachi, Takakura Nishiiru, Shijo-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
Open:10:00-20:00, 8F Restaurants: 11:00-
* Some floors and shops may vary
Closed:New Year’s Day
Access:Directly connected to Hankyu Karasuma Station and Subway Shijo Station
Credit cards accepted:American Express, Diners, JCB, Master, Visa, UnionPay

▼ Recommended items from Daimaru Kyoto

Bamboo tableware and more
We recommend the baby bottle thought up by a pediatrician and bamboo tableware such as plates sold at the baby specialty boutique.

Local pastries
On sale at the 70-year-old shop Motomachi Cake: "Zakuro" with an airy crust and "Kobe Madame", which has an elegant flavor.
Where it's sold: B1F Motomachi Cake

【Daimaru Kobe】

Address:hicho-40, Chuo-ku, Kobe City
Open:10:00-20:00, 9F&10F Restaurants of the Main Building: 11:00-21:00
* Some floors and shops may vary
Closed:New Year’s Day* Some floors and shops may vary
Access:3 min. walk from JR/Hanshin Motomachi Station
Credit cards accepted:American Express, Diners, JCB, Master, Visa, UnionPay

※There are limited quantities available, so some products may sell out.

Daimaru department store is putting into effect a "5 Percent Off Campaign" for travelers. They say if you present the paper version of the issue of “Good Luck Trip Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe)” featuring Daimaru department stores (to be distributed through December 2015) and your passport, you will receive a coupon good for 5 percent off on their products. The paper version is available for free at train stations, airports and tourist information centers. Don't wait to pick it up and take it to the information counter of Daimaru department store!

▼ “Good Luck Trip Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe)” featuring Daimaru department stores

Notes:
There are departments where the discount does not apply, including foods, specially priced items, watches and the international boutique. Check with the information counter for details.
The coupon can be used with duty-free purchases.
There is a limit to the amount of information that can be included in the paper version, so special offers for customers visiting Miki House are shown in the digital book version.

There are also services offered at a special price when you show the paper version! Check the URL below for details.