Competing against one of many large department stores throughout Osaka is Takashimaya. Situated conveniently at the Namba station and within the vicinity of Bic Camera, the store has an abundance of goods and numerous floors, including a selection of whisky in the basement. Scotch and Japanese whiskies are both available here; Scotch being more dominant in terms of selection. In comparison to other Takashimaya department stores, and only in my opinion, I found the department store to be a little bland and compact this time around regarding Japanese whisky. However, there are some impressive bottles available such as the Taketsuru 35-year-old, Hakushu 25-year-old, Hibiki 30-year-old, and amongst this a few Ichiro’s Malt expressions (excluding the card series). Namba is a Mecca for shopping, unfortunately not for whisky, but it will certainly pay to visit the Takashimaya department store if in need of a decent bottle.
5-1-5 Namba Chuo-ku Osaka-shi Osaka
7 days a week: 10:00AM~8:00PM