Tokyo Shopping is a dazzling experience, but some of the best Shopping In Japan is a hidden secret and cannot be found in tour books.

Shopping in Japan means high-end department stores, designer boutiques, flagship stores of most every brand, second hand shops selling Designer bags and sun glasses at unbelievably low prices, and tiny traditional Japanese stores.

Tokyo Shopping By Area





Shopping hours in Tokyo are 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at most stores, Shopping in Tokyo is considered to be very expensive, but Tokyo can suit any shopping budget. Each area targets a different crowd and budget.

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Trendy Fashion Shopping In Tokyo

Nakameguro is the hottest spot for shopping in Tokyo right now. Nakameguro offers all things retro and vintage, in tiny shops under the train tracks. When you’re done shopping you can step into the many art galleries anf lovely cafés.

Daikanyama – This area has a local ambiance to it. Tokyo locals love the low-key streets of Daikanyama. Stores include top designers, Japanese and international, next to ‘sock only’ shops, vintage jewelry stores, museums and cafés.
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Japanese Flea Markets

A great way to find hidden gems or antiques. Famous Markets include:

  • Togo Shrine – Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.3 min. walk from Harajuku Sta. or Meiji-jingu-mae Sta. on Subway Chiyoda Line. Every 1st Sun. of each month, 5 am – 3 pm.
  • Arai Yakushi Temple – Nakano-ku, Tokyo. 5 min. walk from Araiyakushi-mae Sta. on Seibu-Shinjuku Line or 15 min. walk from Nakano Sta.1st Sun. of Feb. – Dec., and 2nd Sun. of Jan. dawn to dusk.
  • Nogi Shrine – Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo.1 min. walk from Nogizaka Sta. on Subway Chiyoda Line.2nd Sun. of each month except Nov., dawn to dusk.
  • Yasukuni Shrine – Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo3 min. walk from Kudanshita Sta. on Subway-Tozai Line or Toei Shinjuku Line.Every Sun. of each month, dawn to dusk.
  • Hanazono Shrine – Shinjuku, Tokyo.5 min, walk from Shinjuku Sta. Every Sun., dawn to dusk (but not every Sun. in May or November because of festivals).
  • Oedo Antiques Fair – Tokyo International Forum, Marunouchi, Tokyo. Around 250 dealers. One of the largest open-air markets in Japan.1 min. walk from D5 Exit of Yurakucho Sta. on JR Yamanote Line or Subway Yurakucho Line. Every 1st & 3rd Sun. of each month, 9 am – 4 pm.

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Tokyo Trip Checklist

  • To make sure you have all the important things covered see my first-time-in-Tokyo guide
  • Get your 1,2 or 3-day Tokyo Unlimited Subway Pass to easily get around Tokyo
  • If you want to travel on bullet trains you can save big with a Japan Rail Pass. Here’s why is worth it.
  • You’ll need a prepaid sim or Portable WIFI to stay connected in Tokyo.
  • Check out my detailed Tokyo packing list to make sure you’re prepared.
  • The best site to book hotels in Tokyo is almost always And remember to book early, especially during busy times.
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