SHOP GUIDE BY CATEGORY

Snacks, consumer electronics, fashion, and accessories… Tokyo is an absolutely fun place to shop. This section is packed with useful information on products and stores recommended for anyone living in Japan as well as tourists from abroad.

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SNACKS, SAKE, AND FOOD PRODUCTS

Snacks

The easiest place to shop for the standard souvenir from Tokyo is a souvenir shop at a terminal train station or the airport. Antenna shops run by well-known snacks manufacturers carry items available only there.

Sake

The Tama and Musashino areas are home to producers of Tokyo-made sake. Other areas across Japan offer craft beer, also popular in recent years. Visit a liquor store or retailer chain and discover your favorite flavor.

Food Products

Can’t decide where to buy souvenirs? Visit an antenna shop offering local specialties from across Japan. Or head to the lively Ameyoko Shopping Street or Tsukiji Wholesale Market. Another recommended spot is the “depachika,” or the food section in the basement (chika) of department stores (depato).

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

From consumer electronics to cameras, audio equipment, and beauty and health appliances, large electrical appliance retailer chains carry an infinite selection of high-function, high-quality made-in-Japan products. The lineup is fun to look at, and it’s the first to include the latest products, too. Many retailers offer tax-free services for the benefit of foreign visitors to Tokyo. For electrical appliances at affordable prices, head to the discount chain store Don Quijote.

COSMETICS, FRAGRANCE, AND FASHION

Cosmetics, Fragrance

Japanese cosmetics brands are large in number and diverse in kind. Department stores represent popular brands like Shiseido and Kose. And drugstores offer a spectrum of affordable items.

Fashion

Tokyo is a trendsetter in fashion and style. Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ginza, Marunouchi, and Odaiba have myriads of shopping complexes and select shops. Shibuya and Harajuku are also popular youth districts home to stores carrying kawaii accessories.

TOKYO-STYLE TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ACCESSORIES

From sensu folding fans to furoshiki wrapping cloths and tenugui hand towels, traditional Japanese accessories are all compact and designed for carrying. Classic patterns and exquisite workmanship present made-in-Japan charm. Colorful, beautiful kimono gowns also make popular souvenirs for taking back home.

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

Textiles

Japanese woven and dyed goods are made using traditional tools and techniques. Textiles from Tokyo designated as national traditional crafts are the Murayama Oshima Tsumugi (silk cloth), Tokyo Some Komon (fine-patterned dyeing), Tokyo Hand-dyed Yuzen (dyeing), and Tama Ori (weaving).

Traditional and Folk Craft

Tokyo is home to many stores and workshops that present the allure of traditional craftwork. Galleries that collect works from across Japan offer a variety of items to see and buy.

ACCESSORIES

Stationery

Stationery made in Japan is well designed and user-friendly, plus it comes in affordable prices. Specialty stores in Tokyo offer the latest products, and 100-yen shops carry kawaii items, too.

Kitchenware

The specialty stores lining Kappabashi Dougu Street and the Tsukiji Outer Market carry kitchen utensils targeting professional chefs that are convenient for amateur cooks, too. The more you use the simple and functional kitchenware items, the more you appreciate their quality.

Toys

Stores in Tokyo specializing in toys carry everything popular, from the nostalgic to the brand new. Toys featuring unique tricks and ideas are fun for children and adults alike.

ANIME AND CHARACTER MERCHANDISE

Japanese manga, anime, and games attract fans the world over. Tokyo is home to countless destinations and stores themed around manga and anime. Pick up merchandise featuring your favorite characters and the latest anime, plus original items available only at that store.

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