Top Choice Department Store in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Tokyu Hands

This DIY and zakka (miscellaneous goods) store has eight fascinating floors of everything you didn’t know you needed, including reflexology slippers, bee-venom face masks and cartoon-character-shaped rice-ball mould…
Variety in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Mega Donki

You could show up in Tokyo completely empty-handed and this huge, new outpost of all-night, bargain retailer 'Don Quijote' would have you covered. There are groceries, toiletries, electronics and clothes – along wit…
Music in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Tower Records

Yes, Tower lives – in Japan at least! This eight-storey temple of music has a deep collection of Japanese and world music. Even if you're not into buying, it can be a great place to browse and discover local artists…
Fashion & Accessories in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Shibuya 109

Nicknamed marukyū, this cylindrical tower is a trend factory and teen institution. Inside are dozens of small boutiques, each with its own carefully styled look (and competing soundtrack). Pose for photos with giant…
Design in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

d47 design travel store

The folks behind the D&D Department lifestyle brand and magazine are expert scavengers, searching Japan's nooks and crannies for outstanding examples of craftsmanship – be it ceramics from Ishikawa-ken or linens…
Fashion & Accessories in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa


Forget cute. Natsuki Shigeta designs yukata (cotton kimonos) for men, women and babies with a punk-rock slant that pair with wild accessories. The shop is all but hidden in the back of an apartment complex; enter fr…
Vintage in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Haight & Ashbury

Shimo-Kitazawa's best vintage shop, H&A – not H&M – provides all the props and costumes you'd need to re-enact almost any theatrical number, from the goatherd scene in The Sound of Music to the opening act o…
Books in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Shibuya Publishing Booksellers

Leading the wave of hipster bookshops, SPBS is a high-brow alternative to the bars along Shibuya's Kamiyamachō shōtengai (market street). There's a decent offering of English-language books and a fine collection of …
Department Store in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa


This emporium of homewares, stationery and accessories specialises in all that is cute and covetable. The 1st floor, which stocks seasonal stuff and gifts, is particularly ripe for souvenir-hunting.
Market in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Shimokita Garage Department

This unconventional space puts an interesting spin on the Tokyo department store by offering up rentable cubbies for local artisans to display and sell their wares, be it anything from jewellery to scarfs. Second-ha…