Arts & Crafts in Ginza & Tsukiji


Nine floors of stationery-shop love awaits visual-art professionals and seekers of office accessories with both everyday items and luxury such as fountain pens and Italian leather agendas. You'll also find washi (fi…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Ginza & Tsukiji


You'll be hard pressed to find a more elegant selection of traditional folk crafts, including toys, textiles and ceramics from around Japan. Ever thoughtful, the shop also encloses information detailing the origin a…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Harajuku & Aoyama


Laforet has been a beacon of cutting-edge Harajuku style for decades and lots of quirky, cult favourite brands still cut their teeth here (you'll find some examples at the ground floor boutique Wall). A range of loo…
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Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square

Supported by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, this is as much a showroom as a shop exhibiting a broad range of traditional crafts, including lacquerwork boxes, woodwork, cut glass, paper, textil…
Top Choice Department Store in Ginza & Tsukiji


One of Ginza's grande dames, Mitsukoshi embodies the essence of the Tokyo department store, and it gleams after a recent renovation. Don't miss the basement food hall.
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Mandarake Complex

When otaku dream of heaven, it probably looks a lot like this giant go-to store for manga and anime. Eight storeys are piled high with comic books and DVDs, action figures and cell art just for starters. The 5th flo…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Ebisu, Meguro & Around


Almost everything in this enchanting shop is dyed a deep indigo blue – from contemporary tees and sweatshirts to classic work shirts. There are some beautiful, original items (though unfortunately most aren’t cheap)…
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Furoshiki are versatile squares of cloth that can be folded and knotted to make shopping bags and gift wrap. This shop sells pretty ones in both traditional and contemporary patterns. There is usually an English-spe…
Top Choice Fashion in Harajuku & Aoyama


Club kids and stylists love the showpiece items at legendary Ura-Hara boutique Dog. The store itself, which is decorated to look like a derelict carnival funhouse, is much of the appeal: it looks like an art install…
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Tokyu Hands

This DIY and zakka (miscellaneous goods) store has eight fascinating floors of everything you didn’t know you needed. Like reflexology slippers, bee-venom face masks and cartoon-character-shaped rice-ball moulds. Mo…