Yodobashi Umeda is a huge 13 story department store right across from the north side of Osaka Station. Six floors of this building are occupied by the popular Yodobashi Camera electronics chain store. The remaining upper floors are occupied by clothing stores, restaurants and a parking garage. If you are looking for electrical goods and digital appliances at discount prices then Yodobashi Camera is ideal. Here is our floor by floor guide to finding your way around this electronics paradise.
Yodobashi Umeda has two basement levels and Yodobashi Camera occupies floors B2 – 4 of the entire building. On the B2 level you can find toys, games, hobby goods, and comics. There is also a foreign currency exchange on this level.
The B1 level has computers, computer equipment, and software, as well as telephones and fax machines.
The 1st floor is dominated by mobile phones, but you can also find hair dryers, hair curling tongs, electric shavers, electric toothbrushes and bicycles here.
On the 2nd floor there are cameras, watches, clocks, and stationary. There is also a tax free souvenir corner here where shoppers from overseas can quickly pick up cameras, cookware, and other popular products.
Audio-visual goods are on the 3rd floor along with camping gear and travel goods.
The 4th floor has large kitchen and household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers. There are also smaller appliances such as rice cookers, and oven toasters. Lighting equipment and air conditioners can also be found here.
The Fashion Zone
Floors 5-7 of Yodobashi Umeda are devoted to fashion. You can find a mix of men’s and ladies clothing stores on all of these floors, with children’s clothes concentrated on the 5th floor.
The 8th floor is the gourmet section with 34 different restaurants and cafes to choose from. Here you will find every imaginable variety of Japanese food, as well as Korean and Italian food, Hawaiian pancakes, and an American diner.
Floors 9 – 13 are occupied by parking garages with space for 1100 vehicles. Cars can be parked for 600 yen for the first hour and thereafter 300 yen every 30 minutes. However, if you spend 5000 yen or more in Yodobashi Camera (and in some of the upper level fashion stores) you can get an hour’s free parking, so it is a good idea to keep your receipts. Bicycles and motorbikes can be parked for free for the first 2 hours and thereafter bicycles are 100 yen per hour and motorbikes are 200 yen per hour.
Yodobashi Umeda can be found directly across from the north side of Osaka Station. The store is situated between Grand Front Osaka on its west side and Hankyu Umeda Station to the east.
Yodobashi Camera & Fashion Zone: 9.30 – 22.00
Yodobashi Dining: 11.00 – 23.00
Parking: 8.00 – 24.00
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.