Shopping & Style

Your comprehensive guide to the best Tokyo shops, style and fashion

The best eyewear shops in Tokyo
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The best eyewear shops in Tokyo

Look no further – we've got the best places in town for all your eyewear needs

15 panda-tastic things to buy in Ueno
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15 panda-tastic things to buy in Ueno

Where to get your hands on some panda souvenirs

The best antique and secondhand kimono shops in Tokyo
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The best antique and secondhand kimono shops in Tokyo

We guide you into the world of this traditional garment

Top Tokyo hair salons
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Top Tokyo hair salons

Where to get a brand-new look (and a close shave)

The 100 best shops in Tokyo
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The 100 best shops in Tokyo

Our fully updated guide to the best boutiques, book and music shops, souvenir stores and much more

Unmissable shopping and fashion events

Pika Pika Soda
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Pika Pika Soda

Apparently quite the trend over in Korea, the Pika Pika Soda – a fruity, glowing concoction served in a lightbulb-shaped cup – is finally making its way to Tokyo. Try it at this pop-up shop set up on the ground floor of Shibuya's Marui, and snap a sip-selfie sure to boost your Instagram cred. The sodas are available in six flavours including peach, yuzu and pomegranate, and cost a steepish ¥750 each.

Oedo Antique Market
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Oedo Antique Market

Taking place once a month, this market is great for picking up some cool art, unique handicrafts or time-worn decorative items. Keep an eye out for real Edo-era treasures hidden among the heaps of merchandise, which ranges from ceramics and clothing to ukiyo-e prints.

Nogi Shrine Antique Flea Market
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Nogi Shrine Antique Flea Market

The popular crafts market at Nogizaka's Nogi Shrine was revived as the Antique Flea Market in 2014, with the relatively small-scale but always fun and interesting fair now taking place on the fourth Sunday of every month. Held on the shrine's sando road, the market features sellers of everything from secondhand clothing to furniture and cooking utensils, while tasty snacks are of course also available. Note that the event will be cancelled in case of rain.

Shoinjinja-dori Flea Market
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Shoinjinja-dori Flea Market

Held on the first Sunday of every month at Setagaya's homely Shoinjinja-dori shopping arcade, this market may be small but always features a nice range of sellers, dealing in everything from clothes and books to quirky decorative items and antique knickknacks. The clientele is tilted heavily towards families with small children, who also frequent the little cafés and food stalls lining the street. When visiting, make sure to check out Shoin Shrine, found at the north end of the arcade.  Note that the market will not be held in case of rain.

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¥100 shops
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¥100 shops

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Markets
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Markets

Pick up a few choice bargains, hunt for prized antiques, and taste organic farmers’ produce at Tokyo’s top fairs

Sneaker shops
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Sneaker shops

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Speciality shopping districts
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Speciality shopping districts

Looking for sports gear, musical instruments, Japanese textiles or something equally specific?

Lingerie boutiques
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Lingerie boutiques

Vivian Morelli wades her way through Tokyo's 'kawaii' lingerie in the hope of finding something a little less, well, cute

Vintage stores
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Vintage stores

From cheap to chic: essential clothing shops from across the capital