Edo Honmachi (Nihonbashi Hongokuchō, Chūō, Tokyo), Japan
|Headquarters||1-4-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan|
|Parent||Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (100%)|
Mitsukoshi, Ltd. (株式会社三越, Kabushiki-gaisha Mitsukoshi) is an international department store chain with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. It is a subsidiary of Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, which also owns the Isetan department store chain.
It was founded in 1673 with the yagō (shop name) Echigo-ya (越後屋), selling kimono. Ten years later in 1683, Echigoya took a new approach to marketing. Instead of selling by going door-to-door, they set up a store where buyers could purchase goods on the spot with cash. Mitsukoshimae Station on the Tokyo Metro is named after the adjacent Mitsukoshi department store.
In August 2007, it was announced that Mitsukoshi would merge into Isetan, a major department store in Japan. Mitsukoshi TYO: 2779 was unlisted on March 26, 2008, and on April 1, it merged with Isetan under a joint holding company called Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (TYO: 3099).
On April 5, 2019, Mitsukoshi announced that it would further expand its Asian presence by having a Filipino branch established by 2021 at Bonifacio Global City, in Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines. The store opened on November 18, 2022.
Stores managed by Isetan Mitsukoshi Ltd.
Stores managed by other companies
- Sapporo Store (Chūō-ku, Sapporo) 札幌店 - Sapporo Mitsukoshi Ltd.
- Sendai Store (Aoba-ku, Sendai) 仙台店 - Sendai Mitsukoshi Ltd.
- Nagoya Sakae Main Branch (Naka-ku, Nagoya) 名古屋栄本店 - Nagoya Mitsukoshi Ltd.
- Hoshigaoka Mitsukoshi (Chikusa-ku, Nagoya) 星ヶ丘三越 - Nagoya Mitsukoshi Ltd.
- Hiroshima Mitsukoshi (Naka-ku, Hiroshima) 広島三越 - Hiroshima Mitsukoshi Ltd.
- Takamatsu Mitsukoshi 高松三越 - Takamatsu Mitsukoshi Ltd.
- Matsuyama Mitsukoshi 松山三越 - Matsuyama Mitsukoshi Ltd.
- Fukuoka Mitsukoshi (Chūō-ku, Fukuoka) 福岡三越 - Iwataya Mitsukoshi Ltd.
- Shinjuku Mitsukoshi Alcott (Shinjuku, Tokyo) 新宿三越アルコット
- Ikebukuro Mitsukoshi (Toshima, Tokyo) 池袋三越 - closed May 2009 
- Musashimurayama Mitsukoshi (Musashimurayama, Tokyo) 武蔵村山三越
- Kagoshima Mitsukoshi 鹿児島三越
- Tama Center Mitsukoshi (Tama, Tokyo) 多摩センター三越
- Chiba Mitsukoshi (Chūō-ku, Chiba) 千葉三越
- Niigata Mitsukoshi (Nishibori-dōri) 新潟三越 - Niigata Isetan Mitsukoshi Ltd.
- JR Osaka Isetan Mitsukoshi (Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka) JR大阪三越伊勢丹
- Ebisu Mitsukoshi (Shibuya, Tokyo) 恵比寿三越 - closed February 2021
- Shanghai (Okura Garden Hotel)
- Shin Kong Place (Suzhou)
- Shin Kong Place (Chongqing)
- Shin Kong Place (Chengdu)
The stores in Taiwan are named Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store, a collaboration between the Shin Kong Group and Mitsukoshi. The first Shin Kong Mitsukoshi store opened at Nanjing Road in Taipei in 1991.
The following branches are open as of 2022:
- Dayou Road Store (大有店)
- Taoyuan Station Store (站前店)
- Zhonggang Road Store (中港店)
- Chuiyang Road Store (垂楊店)
- Zhongshan Road Store (中山店)
- Ximen Road Store (西門店)
- Sanduo Shopping District Store (三多店)
- Zuoying District Store (左營店)
- China: The Dalian store closed at the end of the Second World War.
- Hong Kong: The first Mitsukoshi in Hong Kong, covering 12000 sq meters on 4 levels, opened at 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay on 26 August 1981. A second store opened in 1988 in the Sun Arcade in Tsim Sha Tsui, but it closed in 1995. Mitsukoshi closed its original Causeway Bay store on 17 September 2006, due to the redevelopment of Hennessy Centre.
- South Korea: In 1930, Mitsukoshi opened a department store (京城三越) in downtown Keijō (today Seoul). After the liberation of Korea and the defeat of Japan in 1945, Samsung took over this store and renamed it Shinsegae (신세계; lit. "New World").
- London (Piccadilly) - The London store opened in 1979 and closed in 2013.
- Paris - Opened in 1971 and closed in 2010.
- Rome - Opened in 1975 and closed in 2021.
- Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida, United States) – hosted and operated by Mitsukoshi in the Japan Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase.
- New York City - Mitsukoshi opened a 10,000 sq ft boutique and restaurant in rented space in the Ritz Tower apartment building at 57th Street and Park Avenue on March 16, 1979. In 1991, Mitsukoshi bought that space, as well as 30,000 sq ft of additional adjoining space, and opened a much larger outlet, which subsequently closed. Mitsukoshi opened a small popup store for one week only in SoHo during New York Fashion Week in February 2014.
- "LDK: Mitsukoshi and yanase-san". Archived from the original on 2003-11-19. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
- http://www.mitsukoshi.co.jp/pc/corp/pdf/0070823.pdf 株式会社伊勢丹と株式会社三越との共同持株会社設立による 経営統合に関するお知らせ August 23, 2007 (in Japanese)
- Town & Country Philippines (Apr 5, 2019). "LOOK: Mitsukoshi Mall in Manila Will Have "Japanese Quality" Food and Dining Options". Esquire. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
- "Mitsukoshi opens 1st Philippine store to promote Japanese lifestyle".
- http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/h.php?news=mitsukoshi-to-close-six-stores-2008-09-26 Mitsukoshi to close six stores
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- "China grapples with preserving reminders of Japanese occupation".
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- "Korea hit 100 department stores in 2015". 25 November 2016.
- "Elegance rules in Shinsegae's new temple of earthly joy". 26 February 2007.
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- "Mitsukoshi shutters flagship Paris store". 2 October 2010. Archived from the original on 2014-01-09.
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- Mitsukoshi Cultural Representative Program "The MITSUKOSHI Cultural Representative Program". Archived from the original on 2007-03-15. Retrieved 2007-01-27.
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