SEIBU is another department store I love to shop at. Like every other department store in Japan this one is multi-level! The best one is in Ikebukuro and itâ€™s very easy to find since the train and subway are all downstairs.
Each floor in a department store is categorized into just that - departments. So you will never find bags in the womens clothing floor. Everything seems to have its own floor.
One of my favorite floors in SEIBU is the childrenâ€™s department. There are tons of brand name clothing lines here. Each brand name has its own little store so you will never have a hard time finding that specific brand. Parents spend just as much money on childrenâ€™s clothing as they do on adult stuff so donâ€™t be surprised to find a cute kidâ€™s outfit for for the same price or even more than you would spend on one for yourself.
On the same floor as the childrens clothing you can find the ‘omochyaâ€™ or toys section. One of my fondest memories is my grandpa and grandma buying me a toy. Like barbies in the US, the Japanese have Rika Chan Ningyo which is a Japanese doll named Rika. They are by far the most popular doll in Japan.
Check out the “Depachika” or department store basement, if youâ€™re in Ikebukuro. This one is huge and itâ€™s one of the best in Tokyo.