When Yodobashi first opened, it was 1960. By the 70s, Yodobashi was selling 1/3rd of all SLR cameras in Japan! This electronics store’s success isn’t just luck, it really is an amazing store.
At the Umeda location, which has 6 giant levels of shopping, you can also find fashion, sweets, and gourmet foods. It’s the perfect place to shop for yourself and get souvenirs all in one place. In the levels above the Yodobashi store, there are many more smaller stores which are worth looking at (including a JUMP store with all your anime and manga needs, and a UNIQLO).
Once you start shopping you’ll be surprised in every aisle with the amount of products Yodobashi stocks. It’s much more than just electronics! With a particularly good selection of watches, ask about the tax rebate if you spend 10,000 Yen or more in one transaction. As a tourist you can probably get it back! Make sure you consider voltages and import taxes upon return to your home country too.
After coming here you will see why everyone says Japan is living in the future! You’ll definitely come across something you didn’t know existed, and something you didn’t know you needed!
Yodobashi Umeda / ヨドバシ梅田
1-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
09:30 – 22:00
3mins walk from JR Osaka Sta.
JR Osaka (JR大阪駅)