Shopping & Style

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

Best depachika in Tokyo
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Best depachika in Tokyo

The depachika food halls at the city’s many department stores carry a plethora of delicious finds with everything from ready-to-eat food to beautifully packaged gifts

Best malls and shops for discount shopping in Tokyo
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Best malls and shops for discount shopping in Tokyo

The outlet malls and shops in and around Tokyo don’t just offer discounted designer fashion – there are gourmet treats, home décor and tableware, too

Best beauty and skincare shops in Tokyo – updated
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Best beauty and skincare shops in Tokyo – updated

With a wide range of health and beauty products and cosmetics, these specialist Tokyo stores will help you look your best

The best sneaker shops in Tokyo
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The best sneaker shops in Tokyo

A new season calls for new sneakers – here's where to find the most comfortable, stylish kicks in Tokyo

100 best shops in Tokyo
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100 best shops in Tokyo

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

Shopping events and fashion updates

Takashi Murakami has a Kaikai and Kiki vending machine in Nakano Broadway
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Takashi Murakami has a Kaikai and Kiki vending machine in Nakano Broadway

Takashi Murakami is one of Japan’s most internationally renowned contemporary artists...

Pokémon-themed wedding available in Japan from February 27
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Pokémon-themed wedding available in Japan from February 27

Pokémon fans who are tying the knot can soon hire Japan’s popular wedding planning company Escrit to celebrate their big day...

Louis Vuitton's pop-up store in Harajuku features a two storey-tall sculpture
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Louis Vuitton's pop-up store in Harajuku features a two storey-tall sculpture

If you’ve taken the JR Yamanote line through Harajuku Station or walked near the vicinity since Wednesday January 9, you might have noticed a peculiar glass building right next to the tracks adorned with Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram. The flashy space is designed by Louis Vuitton’s much-hyped Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, who has taken the brand to new heights with his casual streetwear vision since taking over the reigns last year, with his debut collection hitting the runways at Paris Fashion Week in June 2018.  Photo: Louis Vuitton/Daici Ano Tokyo is just one of the very few cities (including New York) to host a specially designed pop-up this season, where you’ll find Abloh’s spring-summer 2019 men's collection featured among larger-than-life installations, iridescent backdrops and monotone mannequins. You can't miss the highlight of Harajuku's pop-up, even from the outside: a giant two storey-high ‘rainbow man’ sculpture whose lower half dominates the ground floor space while his upper body extends up to the second level. As for the collection, you’ll easily see Abloh’s inspiration from ‘The Wizard of Oz’, with pictures of Dorothy on jackets and shirts printed with the famed yellow brick road. Photo: Louis Vuitton/Daici Ano Now, the thing is you can't just walk into this pop-up shop, which ends on January 31: you have to secure a ticket to get in. Entry tickets are handed out at 8.30am every day to participants who lined up at the indicated spot furt

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

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Best Tokyo souvenirs: gift-ready sweets and confectionery
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Best Tokyo souvenirs: gift-ready sweets and confectionery

In Japan a box of confectionery needs to look as sweet as the goods within, making them the perfect gift or souvenir. Here are the best only-in-Tokyo offerings

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

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’

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

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