What’s a Depachika? I’m glad you asked! Japan is just as amazing underground as it is above ground. Let me explain. Can you imagine for a minute, food heaven? Any kind of food you could imagine. Desserts, prepared food, lunch boxes, popular treats and gourmet delicacies. Yes, that’s right. Depachika means food heaven! Okay, so it is really two combined Japanese words meaning the basement of a department store. Depa from depaato meaning department store, and chika meaning basement.