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The Best Places for Shopping in Tokyo

The main department stores, shopping malls, and streets in Tokyo are listed below.

Aqua City Odaiba - A 6-floor shopping complex with about 80 stores and a “Gourmet Zone” food court. Access 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 135-0091 | Map Hours Shops 11:00-21:00; restaurants 11:00-23:00
Cat Street in Harajuku - Cat Street is a winding, upmarket shopping street that leads from Shibuya to Omotesando Dori. In recent years many of the major outdoor brands have set up stores along the street.
Coredo Muramachi - Coredo Muromachi is a shopping complex made up of three buildings (Coredo Muromachi and Coredo Muromachi 2 & 3) that contains a multitude of restaurants, shops, and a cinema. The Nihombashi Information Center is also ... continue reading
Daikanyama Hillside Terrace - One of Daikanyama’s most well known buildings is home to shops, restaurants, and art exhibitions. Access 18-8 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033 | Map
Daikanyama T-Site - Opened in December 2011, T-Site aims to be the next trendsetter in Daikanayama. Designed by Tsutaya, the book retailer, T-Site is a chic retail complex with lounges, cafes, and restaurants—not to mention, Tokyo’s most stunning ... continue reading
Decks Tokyo Beach - Map Another shopping complex on the beachfront which includes Tokyo Joypolis (Sega games arcade), a Legoland Discovery Center, and a Madam Tussauds. Access 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 135-0091 Hours Shops 11:00-21:00; restaurants 11:00-23:00
Ginza’s Wako Department Store - Map One of Ginza’s most famous department stores, Wako is known for its clock tower on the front of the building. Access 4-5-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8105 Hours Open 10:30-19:00, seven days a week
Kappabashi Kitchenware Town - Kappabashi Dori is a street located about halfway between Asakusa and Ueno famous for wholesale stores selling hardware supplies for restaurants (menu holders, ketchup dispensers, industrial stoves, etc.). Despite its customer base you don’t need ... continue reading
Mitsukoshi Nihombashi - The flagship store of Japan’s oldest department chain (dating back to 1673) is to Tokyo what Harrods is to London or Bloomingdale’s is to New York. Standing since 1935, the Mitsukoshi building is also one ... continue reading
Omotesando Dori - Omotesando Dori (表参道通り) is sometimes referred to as the Champs-Élysées of Tokyo—trees line both side of the road and commerce is catering to a whole different demographic compared with nearby Harajuku and Takeshita Dori. Originally ... continue reading
Palette Town - An amusement complex that contains an indoor shopping street created in an 18th century European style and one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels. Access 1-3-15 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064 | Map Hours Differs by ... continue reading
Roppongi’s Tokyo Midtown - Opened in 2007, the Tokyo Midtown shopping complex contains offices, shops, restaurants, and is home to the Suntory Museum of Art. Many people take photographs of the cherry blossoms from the bridge that leads to ... continue reading
Shibuya 109 - Opened in 1979, the Shibuya 109 department store has been leading the way in female fashion for the under 30s for the best part of four decades. Nowadays it is associated with the gyaru (“girl”) ... continue reading