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.
Top Choice Department Store in Marunouchi & Nihombashi


Mitsukoshi's venerable Nihombashi branch was Japan’s first department store. It's a grand affair with an entrance guarded by bronze lions and a magnificent statue of Magokoro, the Goddess of Sincerity, rising up fro…
Homewares in Ginza & Tsukiji


Shelf after shelf of ohashi (chopsticks) in wood, lacquer, and even gold leaf, line the walls of this intimate shop, alongside plenty of hashi-oki (chopstick rests) to match. Prices run from a few hundred yen to ¥10…
Department Store in Marunouchi & Nihombashi


The design of Takashimaya’s flagship store (1933) tips its pillbox hat to New York’s Gilded Age with marble columns, chandeliers and uniformed female elevator operators announcing each floor in high-pitched sing-son…
Department Store in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa


This landmark Shibuya department store shut its doors in summer 2016 for a planned three-year overhaul.
Homewares in Ebisu, Meguro & Around


Boutique hotel Claska's design shop sells contemporary takes on classic Japanese household goods and artisan wares from around Japan, including a good number of reasonably priced items. There's a branch in Shibuya H…
Department Store in Shinjuku & Northwest Tokyo


Most department stores play to conservative tastes, but this one doesn’t. For an always changing line-up of up-and-coming Japanese womenswear designers check out the Tokyo Closet (2nd floor) and Re-Style (3rd floor)…
Homewares in Kōrakuen, Kanda & Akihabara

La Ronde D'Argile

A changing selection of homewares made by local artisans fill two floors of this old house turned shop. It has a picture window out front, with a small stained-glass sign above it.
Department Store in Marunouchi & Nihombashi


This high-end department store on the eastern Yaesu side of Tokyo Station is a good place to look for gifts or a fancy bentō (boxed meal) before hopping on a shinkansen.
Homewares in Asakusa & Sumida River


Find yourself strangely entranced by that temple smell? Nenjudō sells dozens of varieties of incense, including traditional scents such as sandalwood and aloeswood from centuries-old Kyoto-based manufacturers.