Best shops to buy gifts in Tokyo

Our comprehensive guide to gift shopping around Tokyo, arranged according to interests

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Giving is better than receiving, and with Christmas and New Year just around the corner there's no better time to start shopping for everyone on your list. However, sifting through Tokyo's endless amount of stores can be a daunting task. To help you out, we've compiled a handy list of the best shops for each interest. No matter who you're shopping for or what you're looking for, this comprehensive list will help you get through the holiday season – or any gift-giving occasion for that matter. 

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Tokyo souvenirs
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Tokyo souvenirs

From fashion and beauty products to toys, traditional crafts and kitchen ware, find your perfect Japanese souvenirs here

Depachika food halls
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Depachika food halls

The food halls at the city’s many department stores carry everything from ready-to-eat food to beautifully packaged gifts

Where to shop for regional Japanese souvenirs and crafts in Tokyo
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Where to shop for regional Japanese souvenirs and crafts in Tokyo

Shop for gifts, artisanal goods and confectionery from other parts of Japan right here in the city

Kimono souvenirs
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Kimono souvenirs

Love kimono but don't want the whole outfit? Here are some unique Japanese souvenirs made from kimono fabric and accessories

Beauty and skincare shops
Health and beauty

Beauty and skincare shops

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

Artisanal Japanese tableware
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Artisanal Japanese tableware

These cool tableware at these ceramic dealers will add some understated luxury to your everyday life

Discount shops and outlets
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Discount shops and outlets

These outlet malls and shops offer discounted designer fashion, gourmet treats, home décor, tableware and more

Stationery stores
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Stationery stores

From letterpress cards and washi tapes to notebooks and signature seals, these top shops offer the city's best stationery supplies

Sustainable fashion
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Sustainable fashion

Tokyo is reimagining the sustainable fashion trend with creative upcycling, and these brands are leading the charge

Gift-ready sweets and confectionery
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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

Vintage and consignment stores
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Vintage and consignment stores

From cheap to chic in vintage Tokyo: essential second-hand clothing shops from across the capital

Sneaker shops
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Sneaker shops

Sneakers are a modern fashion staple. Here's where to find the most stylish and comfortable kicks in Tokyo