Shimamura | Very Popular apparel retailer with reasonable prices in Japan, Guided by Japanese webmaster !

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This page is about ….

  • What is ‘Shimamura’ in Japan
  • History of ‘Shimamura’ in Japan
  • Strong points of ‘Shimamura’ in Japan
  • Brief comments by webmaster
This page is to help the people :

  • Who like Japan !
  • Who are interested in Japanese culture
  • Who want to enjoy shopping in Japan

In this page, I would like to introduce ‘Shimamura’ as very popular apparel retailer in Japan.

You may get knowledge of ‘Shimamura’, as well as Japanese have, after reading of this article. Have fun !


SHINTA+ / Japanese blog writer, born and raised in Japan, visited more than 20 countries, introducing Japanese culture to the world, with both domestic & international experiences.

What is ‘Shimamura’

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‘Shimamura’ is very famous chain store of apparel in Japan. ‘Shimamura’ is just a retailer, not a manufacturer. There are many products with very reasonable prices, for all of people, men, women, and children. People call ‘Checking new products of ‘Shimamura’ as ‘Shima-Pato (Shimamura-Patrol)’ with friendly manner. The signboard with red colored ‘Shimamura’ in hiragana words is a trademark of ‘Shimamura’.

Basic information about ‘Shimamura’

  • Very popular apparel retailer in Japan
  • For all people, men, women, and children
  • ’Shima-Pato’ is popular word, ‘Check new products of Shimamura’
  • Red colored logo with hiragana words is the trademark of ‘Shimamura’

‘Shimamura’ is popular for all generation !

History of ‘Shimamura’

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In 1953, ‘Shimamura’ was established in Saitama, as retailer of Gofuku as traditional Japanese wears. In 1961, first ‘Shimamura’ as retailer of casual apparel was opened. In 1980’s, there are many ‘Shimamura’ stores opened mainly in northern Kanto area, Saitama, Gunma. In 1990’a, ‘Shimamura’ was significantly developed. In 2002, ‘Shimamura’ completed to open their stores in all of prefectures in Japan.

History of ‘Shimamura’

  • 1953 Established as dealer of Gofuku as traditional wear
  • 1961 Started to deal with casual wear
  • 2002 Opened Shimamura in all of prefectures in Japan
  • 2006 Number of stores became 1,000
  • As of 2020, there are 1,432 of Shimamura stores in Japan

‘Shimamura’ is sharply developing in 21st century !

Strong points of ‘Shimamura’

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The strong points of ‘Shimamura’ are ‘Very reasonable price’ and ‘Variety of the products with some fashionability’. In ‘Shimamura’, there are so many clothes with variety and these are replaced frequently. So consumers often go to Shimamura, to check line-up, to make ‘Shima-Pato’. Although the price is very reasonable, consumers evaluate fashionability of ‘Shimamura’, with certain level.

Strong points of ‘Shimamura’

  • Reasonable price
  • Variety of line-up
  • Replacement of commodities
  • Rather fashionable

‘Shimamura’ is supported by Japanese consumers !


In the end, I would like to summarize the points of this article as follows

What is ‘Shimamura’ in Japan

  • Vary famous apparel retailer in Japan
  • Logo with Shimamura in Hiragana is the trademark
  • Established in 1953
  • Reasonable price, variety of line-up, rather fashionable


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Shimamura is very popular apparel retailer in Japan. In my living area, there’s Shimamura and I often go there. And as it’s very reasonable, I go to Shimamura in my trip, when I forget some wear and need to get it during travel. Shimamura is very helpful in my life.


Thank you very much for your reading today and see you again !


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