Shopping & Style

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

100 best shops in Tokyo – updated
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100 best shops in Tokyo – updated

Tokyo's top shops: new openings, vintage stores, home and furnishing outlets, fashion boutiques, souvenir shops and more

Souvenir jacket: a brief history and where to shop for sukajan in Tokyo
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Souvenir jacket: a brief history and where to shop for sukajan in Tokyo

The Japanese souvenir jacket has gone from controversial fashion statement to cult classic. We delve into the world of the ‘sukajan’

Where to buy or make indigo products in Tokyo
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Where to buy or make indigo products in Tokyo

Get your hands on some beautifully blue aizome products, or even try to make your own

Best Japan-only Kit Kat flavours
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Best Japan-only Kit Kat flavours

Take a break from your usual chocolate and try these exclusive Japanese Kit Kats. They make great souvenirs, too

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

Shopping events and fashion updates

Muji is opening a world flagship store plus a hotel in Tokyo next spring
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Muji is opening a world flagship store plus a hotel in Tokyo next spring

Located in Ginza, the hotel building will also be home to the new Muji world flagship store plus a Muji Diner for the foodies

Shop now: Japanese brand BEAMS’s surprise fashion collaboration with Ziploc
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Shop now: Japanese brand BEAMS’s surprise fashion collaboration with Ziploc

Who would have thought that Ziploc, the trusty plastic pouches in which we carry our homemade lunch sandwich, can be so fashionable? Popular Japanese label BEAMS has just collaborated with Ziploc to release a capsule collection of accessories and wearables that are – dare we say it – actually super cool. Photo: BEAMS This could just be one of the best examples where fashion meets functionality. In fact, these items are very timely, as they play into fashion’s current obsession with everything PVC and transparent. In case you’re wondering, the Ziploc pouches within the products (well, the apron at least) are actually usable on their own, as demonstrated in the official video below. On the wearable side, there’s a cap, visor and even an apron. But we’ve set our eyes on the tote, fanny pack and backpack. All of them see-through, with the Ziploc logo and trademark blue enclosure feature prominently. (On second thought, maybe we’ll attempt to DIY this with the regular Ziploc bags – we’ll let you know how it goes.) Photo: BEAMS This collaboration is now on sale at BEAMS Japan in Shinjuku until Sep 11. You can also get them online starting Monday August 20.

Payment and tax-free tips for travellers
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Payment and tax-free tips for travellers

Find out why cash is still king in Japan and how you can avoid the sales tax when shopping

Add a limited-edition Studio Ghibli watch to your collection
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Add a limited-edition Studio Ghibli watch to your collection

Designed after two of Studio Ghibli’s most popular films ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’, this collection of eight Seiko timepieces features stylish motifs in multiple colourways

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Shopping for gifts in Tokyo

Museum and gallery shops
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Museum and gallery shops

After touring through Tokyo's many museums and art galleries, pick up a souvenir at these great shops

Food and kitchen shops
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Food and kitchen shops

Whether you're looking for the latest kitchen tools or ready to devour the tastiest treats, here's where to start your shopping 

Home and lifestyle stores
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Home and lifestyle stores

Visit these top shops for an exciting mix of food, fashion, home furnishings, design items, accessories and more

Beauty shops
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Beauty shops

Look your best with popular health and beauty products from these specialist Tokyo stores

Toy stores
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Toy stores

From plush toys to collectables and games, these stores will bring out the kid in all of us

Fashion stores
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Fashion stores

From vintage, homegrown Japanese designers or international luxury brands, Tokyo is a haven for fashionistas

Tokyo's best...

Kimono remix: traditional Japanese attire gets a modern makeover
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Kimono remix: traditional Japanese attire gets a modern makeover

You'll love these modern new take on traditional Japanese fashion. Think outdoor camping kimono, kimono caps and mor

Best hidden shops in Harajuku
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Best hidden shops in Harajuku

Beyond the cute and the kitschy, Harajuku also has a host of shops and businesses that are cool, stylish and more grown-up

Top places to see and buy maneki-neko in Tokyo
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Top places to see and buy maneki-neko in Tokyo

Where to find the lucky beckoning cat in the capital

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

A guide into the world of this traditional garment

Best souvenirs from ¥100 shops
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Best souvenirs from ¥100 shops

With these cheap and cheerful 100 yen items, you can now buy more gifts and memories from Tokyo without busting your budget

Souvenir jacket: a brief history and where to shop for sukajan in Tokyo
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Souvenir jacket: a brief history and where to shop for sukajan in Tokyo

The Japanese souvenir jacket has gone from controversial fashion statement to cult classic. We delve into the world of the ‘sukajan’

The best shops by area

Shibuya
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Shibuya

From massive department stores to independent shops and boutiques, these are the places you need to hit up next time you're in Shibuya

Shinjuku
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Shinjuku

Satisfy your inner shopaholic amongst the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku

Harajuku and Omotesando
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Harajuku and Omotesando

From crazy kawaii to vintage digs, Harajuku and Omotesando can keep any shopper happily occupied for hours on end

Nakameguro and Daikanyama
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Nakameguro and Daikanyama

Get lost exploring the trendy cafés and hip shops lining the streets of Nakameguro and Daikanyama

Asakusa
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Asakusa

Shop through an exciting mix of old and new around the Asakusa area

Ginza
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Ginza

There's a great range of affordably priced shops amongst the high-end brands and glam of Ginza