Arts & Crafts

in Shinjuku & Northwest Tokyo

Street entrance to Bingoya, a shop specialising in the traditional crafts., Shinjuku & Northwest Tokyo.

©Rebecca Milner/Lonely Planet

Bingoya has five floors of quality, unpretentious crafts sourced from all over Japan. There’s a particularly good selection of folksy pottery and textiles. Since it’s a little out of the way, it's better for buyers than browsers; the store can help arrange shipping overseas. It’s just in front of Wakamatsu-Kawada Station; look across the main street, to the right.