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The ginormous Ginza Six is finally open
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The ginormous Ginza Six is finally open

Check out our top five picks of things to buy and eat at the mega-mall

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

Rediscover the fun in offline shopping
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Rediscover the fun in offline shopping

We round up the five Tokyo flagship stores you must visit this winter

Top Tokyo hair salons
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Top Tokyo hair salons

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

Unmissable shopping and fashion events

Hokuoh Yatai Nordic Market
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Hokuoh Yatai Nordic Market

Shinjuku's Keio department store invites a diverse bunch of purveyors dealing in Nordic eats, drinks and various knickknacks to its ground-floor event space for this week-long market. Shop for accessories from Swedish designer Lisa Larson, handmade jewellery by Denmark's Louise Kragh, ceramics, tableware and other items with which to spruce up your apartment for summer.

Tokyo Nomi no Ichi Antique Market
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Tokyo Nomi no Ichi Antique Market

Find everything from furniture and old books to clothes and cameras at this massive flea market, held twice annually at the Chofu Velodrome and featuring hundreds of sellers from all over the country. You can also pick up fabrics and fun knickknacks at the Nordic Market, or sit down for a cup of coffee and a tasty pastry at one of the open-air cafés. Entertainment comes in the form of live music, workshops and street performances.

Trainiart Pop-Up Shop
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Trainiart Pop-Up Shop

JR East has a heavy hand in this 'train meets art' pop-up shop, found inside Loft stores across the nation. Anyone from the most hardened toritetsu (train geeks) to your everyday commuter should find something to their liking here, with the selection including notebooks embossed with logos of the Hokutosei sleeper train, which was taken out of service in 2015, or the Hakutsuru, which ceased operations this April, plus Suica penguin goodies and masking tape with the Chuo-Sobu route map print. You'll also find some limited-edition items at the Tokyo Station Gallery and Atré Akihabara, so get on board while you can. 

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.

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Markets
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Speciality shopping districts

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Lingerie boutiques

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Vintage stores
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Vintage stores

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