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A quick note before you read on: if you see Kanji ending with 都 or 道 or 府 or 県, they mean it’s a prefecture-level subdvision. If you see 市, it means a city. If you see 区, it means ward or district, which is part of a city or a metropolis.

Store number 1 is in Marunouchi (丸の内), Tokyo (東京都). Tokyo is the capital and the most populous prefecture of Japan. Marunouchi is a commercial district in Chiyoda (千代田区), Tokyo. Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace are nearby.

The National Diet, Supreme Court, the PM’s official residence, ministries, agencies, and embassies are located in Chiyoda too.

Calbee, Konica Minolta, Mitsubishi Group, Hitachi, Japan Post Holdings, KDDI, NTT docomo, Shogakukan, Shueisha, Yomiuri Shimbun and Sony Music Entertainment Japan have their headquarters here. The Apple Store is located in the Mitsubishi Building (三菱ビル).

Store number 2 is in Ginza (銀座), Tokyo (東京都). Ginza is a district in Chuo (中央区), Tokyo. Famous for being the most expensive shopping district in Tokyo, Ginza houses the headquarters of Ricoh, Ajinomoto, Asahi Shimbun, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, and Toray Industries. The Apple Store here is in Sayegusa Building (サヱグサビル本館).

Note: The katakana ヱ is now obsolete, but still in use for this building’s name.

Store number 3 is in Fukuoka-shi (福岡市), Fukuoka (福岡県). Fukuoka is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture. This prefecture is not located in Honshu, like Tokyo is. It is located in Kyushu. The city is the primary centre of the Fukuoka-Kitakyushu metropolitan area, which is the 4th largest economy in Japan. The city also has its own stock exchange.

The Apple Store is located in Chuo Ward (中央区), which is the administrative centre of the city. More precisely, in Tenjin (天神) area, the shopping heaven. The city also houses JR Kyushu’s HQ, one of the constituent companies of Japan Railways Group.


Store number 4 is in Kawasaki-shi (川崎市), Kanagawa (神奈川県). Kawasaki is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture. It is the 8th most populous city in Japan.It is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. The Apple Store is located in Saiwai Ward (幸区). More precisely, it is in Lazona Kawasaki Plaza (ラゾーナ川崎プラザ).


Store number 5 is in Kyoto-shi (京都市), Kyoto (京都府). Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture. While Tokyo has Tokyo University, Kyoto has Kyoto University. Nintendo, Kyocera, and GS Yuasa have their HQs here.

The Apple Store is located in Shimogyo Ward (下京区). More precisely, on Shijo Street (四条通) Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Station are in this ward as well.

Store number 6 is in Nagoya Sakae (名古屋栄) in Nagoya-shi (名古屋市), Aichi (愛知県). Nagoya is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and is the fourth-largest city in Japan. It is home to Nagoya University.

The Apple Store is located in Naka Ward (中区). More precisely, it is in Sakae (栄) area. The building is called FX Building (エフエックスビル). This ward houses the Nagoya City Hall.

Store number 7 is in Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) in Osaka-shi (大阪市), Osaka (大阪府). Osaka is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture. Panasonic, Sharp, Sanyo are headquartered here. The Apple Store is located in Chuo Ward (中央区), where Osaka Castle and many consulates are located. More precisely, in Shinsaibashi (心斎橋).

Kansai Paint and Mandom Corporation have their headquarters in this ward.

Store number 8 is in Omotesando (表参道), Tokyo (東京都). Omotesando is an avenue that stretches between Shibuya and Minato. The Apple Store is located in Shibuya (渋谷区), more precisely in Jingumae (神宮前). Calpis, Casio, and Mixi have their headquarters in Shibuya.

Store number 9 is in Shibuya (渋谷), Tokyo (東京都). The Apple Store is located in Jinnan (神南), where NHK’s HQ is.

Store number 10 is in Shinjuku (新宿), Tokyo (東京都). While Chiyoda is the centre of Japan, Shinjuku is the centre of Tokyo.