You walk into a typical gift shop in Disney World and pretty much know what to expect — there will generally be t-shirts, spirit jerseys, maybe a few Crocs, shoulder plushes, etc. — the typical, standard stuff.
And, don’t get us wrong, there is NOTHING bad about those typical items. In fact, a lot of them are great, super cute, and fantastic adds to your Disney collection. But, if you’re looking for some unique merchandise in all of EPCOT, and really all of Disney World, there’s 1 place you absolutely, positively, 100% NEED to visit.
Let’s just say, your typical Disney gift shop doesn’t have SWORDS available for you to buy. BUT, if you head to the Mitsukoshi Department Store in EPCOT’s Japan pavilion you’ll find swords, merchandise featuring non-Disney characters like Mario or Hello Kitty, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Personally, for me and my family, no trip to EPCOT is complete without a stop by the Mitsukoshi Department Store to pick up a pack of Pocky Sticks, check out the Mario items, and maybe even grab a few Hello Kitty things. It’s one of the parts of World Showcase my family and I look forward to the MOST.
Don’t believe us that this is one of the most unique shopping experiences in all of Disney World? We’ll prove it to you!! Here’s just a glimpse at just some the many amazing items you can snag at this store.
Need an awesome headband? They’ve got it!
Want to grab some items that your friends will likely NEVER guess are actually erasers! They’ve got that too. There’s literally a whole set that looks like bowling pins and they’re ERASERS FOLKS!!!
Need a whole collection of items themed to Sanrio’s Gudetama, the lazy egg, who literally says “MEH”? YUP — that’s here too!
Like, is this the most relatable character we’ve ever seen in Disney World? We think that might be a solid “YES.”
Looking for a beautiful and colorful Kimono? You’ll find that here too with lots of gorgeous options available.
Need items for your kitchen? Need to upgrade from those Disney cups and plates you got from McDonald’s a billion years ago that you’re still using? You’ll find a LOT of incredible options here.
Bowls and mugs…
…tea sets with teapots and cups…
…and so much more is available here.
The designs on these items are absolutely gorgeous. Cups and other items shaped like cats or owls? Yeah, they’ve got that here! And you’ve gotta admit, your tea might just taste a whole lot better out of a cup shaped like a cat. C’mon! You can’t deny it!
If you love Hayao Miyazaki films, this is also a spot you’ll want to visit. We found quite a few postcards there themed to some of Miyazaki’s movies including Kiki’s Delivery Service!
Feeling hot in the Florida sun? Cool down with a fan shaped like a dog, a cat, or other animals!
Need a bit of luck? Why not grab a mini lucky cat, owl, Shiba Inu, or Daruma? There are lots of options to pick from.
If you’re looking for non-Disney characters, this is also THE spot to be. Is that a tiny Toad from Mario we see in the plush section?!
Wondering what the cheapest item is here? Based on what we saw, one of the least expensive items was this Hello Kitty notebook, priced at just $2.25.
What about the MOST expensive item though? Is it this Gold Leaf Folding Fan?
Or this item priced at $90?
NOPE! Based on what we saw, one of the most expensive items in the store was a sword with stand that was priced at $360!
Here’s a full look at the sword. It’s that one in the center area of the photo with the golden designs on it.
But, of course there are other swords available too in a whole bunch of different designs.
Just keep in mind that you’ll need to be an adult to grab one of these and there are special procedures you’ll need to follow in terms of getting it home for security reasons. Also, the blades are generally only intended as display pieces and are typically not very sharp. But still…you could say you bought a SWORD in Disney World!!
But, of course, we couldn’t do this post without sharing a look at what is likely many people’s favorite part of this entire store…the FOOD!
There are so many different items here — from chocolate treats to more gummy-type candies and everything in between!
Want to try some shrimp chips? There are quite a few different flavors here for you to grab, And there are all kinds of other sweet and savory delights.
Basically, what we’re saying is — if you haven’t been to Mitsukoshi at all or haven’t been recently, this shop is totally worth a visit!
This is just a SMALL sampling of the many items here. You could spend a solid amount of time just looking at all of the big and little amazing things here. There are some great items here you won’t find ANYWHERE else in Disney World. If you want to come home with something really special, this is the place to look!
We’ll keep stopping by Mitsukoshi and all of the other stores around Disney World to find more great items and share that all with you. Stay tuned for more Disney news and updates!
Click here to see some of the skincare masks we’ve found in this store before! (Spoiler alert: they’ll make you into a cat, dog, or BABY??)
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What is your favorite item from Mitsukoshi? Tell us in the comments!