Tokyu Square Korinbo is one of the major shopping malls in Kanazawa. Previously this building was called “Korinbo 109”, but it was renamed and re-branded as “Tokyu Square Korinbo” in 2016. Actually the 109 group of shopping malls are owned by the Tokyu Group, so even though the name has changed, the company is the same. This store was first opened in 1985, and together with the nearby Daiwa, and Atrio department stores it helps form the commercial hub of the Korinbo district.
Tokyu Square Korinbo has 5 floors above ground and a basement level. The building is built on a slope, so confusingly it has both a Ground Floor and then a 1st Floor above that. Within the building you will find a branch of the Tokyu Hands lifestyle shop, a supermarket, clothing stores, cafes, restaurants, a book store and a cinema.
In the basement you will find a bookstore, stationary shop, and café. The Utsunomiya bookstore does have a small section of English language books where you can find some popular paperback novels.
In the Tokyu Hands store on the Ground Floor you can find a little bit of everything: health and beauty products, kitchenware, bathroom toiletries, home interior goods and appliances, a novelty gift shop, toys, games, gift wrap, cards, and mobile phone accessories.
The next 3 floors are mainly focused on affordable ladies and men’s fashion brands. Here are some highlights:
Cinémonde on the top floor (the 4th floor) is a small arts cinema screening many small independent movies from around the world as well as Japan.
Throughout the building are a variety of eateries serving steaks, pasta, crepes, pancakes and sushi. If you are looking for something familiar, there is a Starbucks café on the 1st floor.
Tokyu Square Korinbo is located in the Korinbo commercial district of Kanazawa. To get there from Kanazawa Station’s east exit bus terminal take the Left Loop Bus from bus stop #7 to the Korinbo bus stop. The journey takes 8 minutes for a flat fare of 200 yen.
On Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays you can also take the Machi Bus from bus stop #5. This takes 9 minutes for a flat fare of just 100 yen. From the Korinbo bus stop it is a 3 minute walk to Tokyu Square.
Store: 10.00 – 20.00
Restaurants: 10.00 – 22.30
Starbucks: 7.00 – 22.00 (until 23.00 on Fridays, Saturdays & public holidays)
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.