Tokyo - Shinjuku: Otakyu Depachika - Maison Troisgros

Depachika (デパ地下), short for depaato-chika shokuhin uriba (デパート地下食品売り場), literally "department store basement food-selling place", are exactly that--a floor, sometimes multiple floors, in the basements of department stores that sell everything from basic groceries to upscale food stuff.


The Shinjuku Main Store of the Odakyu Department Store, directly above Shinjuku station at 1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, rises 14 stories high with two underground stories, and an annex HALC building, two stories high with two underground stories. The department store belongs to the Odakyu Group, which also operates a suburban railway line from Shinjuku to Odawara (Odakyu is an abbreviation for "Odawara Express").

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Taken on May 14, 2011