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Best home and lifestyle stores in Tokyo

There's always room for home improvement. These top shops offer a good mix of furniture, home decor, kitchenware and more

By Kaila Imada
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Now that we’re spending more time at home, it’s a good idea to give your living space a much needed refresh. Why not make it beautiful, cosy and comfortable, so that you’ll get more pleasure from staying in?

These home and lifestyle stores in Tokyo offer a wide array of products catering to everyone, whether you're into fashion, beauty, home furnishings, design or cooking. Warning: you might not be looking for anything in particular, but there's a good chance you'll find something after browsing through these one-stop shops. Here are some of our favourites.

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The best places to shop for your home

D&Department Tokyo
D&Department Tokyo
Photo: Kisa Toyoshima

D&Department Tokyo

Shopping Setagaya

This homeware and lifestyle store in Setagaya offers a mix of mid-century modernist furniture, tableware, fashion and even repurposed goods. Items in the store are sourced from across Japan – each has a label detailing its prefecture of origin, along with the date it was first made. We particularly love the range of satchels and tote bags made from deadstock fabric. There are jewellery and shoe boxes covered in the same upcycled fabrics, too – they’re so stylish you won’t want to hide them in the cupboard. 

Farmer's Table
Farmer's Table
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Farmer's Table

Shopping Lifestyle Ebisu

Located on the fourth floor of a nondescript building in Ebisu, this spacious store houses everything from fashion, Chemex coffee equipment and door mats, to fine jewellery, antique glassware and other little trinkets. Clothing comes in the form of closet staples like simple T-shirts and hoodies, and even a selection of shoes. The store frequently exhibits items from Japanese designers and hosts workshops including sewing exhibitions, where you can personalise items such as cooking aprons. Check the Instagram and website for the schedule.

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Casica カシカ
Casica カシカ
Photo: Kisa Toyoshima

Casica

Shopping Lifestyle Shin-Kiba

This Shinkiba store is in a large warehouse building covered in green shrubs, and features a breezy terrace attached to the shop’s café and restaurant. 

Inside, you’ll find numerous homewares that are either antiques or antique-inspired, with a tasteful, weathered look. If you’ve got a green thumb, purchase pots and plants, or pick up some Aomori Hiba wood shavings, which you can use as a natural ‘perfume’ for your house. There’s also tableware in the form of beautifully crafted ceramics, glasses, and wooden utensils. The back room has the antique furniture and decorative dishware including vases, cups and saucers. There’s even a small gallery space used for exhibitions by local designers and artists – check the website for details.

Kinto
Kinto
Photo: Kisa Toyoshima

Kinto

Shopping Lifestyle Nakameguro

Japanese brand Kinto now boasts a store in Los Angeles, but the flagship shop in Tokyo is located down a sleepy street in Nakameguro and carries a sleek selection of tableware, tumblers, and coffee equipment.  The store even sells its own coffee blend, which is sourced from the Single O coffee roasters in Tokyo’s Ryogoku neighbourhood.

Kinto is most popular for its travel mugs and tumblers, which come in clean, muted colours and simple designs – they make excellent, affordable gifts and souvenirs. At the sister store in Ebisu, you can even personalise your tumbler with your initials. There are also made-in-Japan ceramics, lightweight glass cups, and stylish pots and vases. The shop also hosts flower arranging classes and coffee workshops.

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Markus Kichijoji | Time Out Tokyo
Markus Kichijoji | Time Out Tokyo
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Markus

Shopping Kichijoji

Situated just off the popular Nakamichi-dori shopping street, Markus is home to a fine array of Japanese objects of desire sourced from all across the country. The shop owner personally picks out everything in the shop and travels around the country visiting craftsmen and learning about their unique products. You’ll see that items are categorised by area and artisan, with a small description accompanying each one. Our favourites include the beautiful handmade fans from Kagawa, tea leaves from Shizuoka prefecture and stunning pottery and kitchenware from Okinawa. 

Akomeya in La Kagu
Akomeya in La Kagu
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Akomeya in La Kagu

Shopping Specialist food and drink Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka’s trendy La Kagu ‘warehouse’ is home to the Akomeya flagship store, offering shoppers some of Japan’s most delicious and beautiful goods – especially for your kitchen.

Above all, Akomeya is a rice speciality shop and so it offers an almost overwhelming range of grains which can be purchased by weight. Avoiding carbs? Then skip to the packaged goods section offering everything from candy, miso paste and seasonings to gourmet preserves and soup stocks. The front of the store also showcases a beautiful selection of ceramics and Japanese kitchenware, all of which are labelled with a short description of the artisan and place of origin. This is heaven for home cooks and foodies, who can sit down for a healthy meal at the Akomeya Kitchen, or grab a freshly-brewed tea to go from the Chaya counter.

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四歩 Sippo
四歩 Sippo
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Sippo

Restaurants Kichijoji

Looking like an outlet store, the expansive Sippo will delight bargain hunters with its wide range of reasonably priced goods. The selection may seem random but everything is either made in Japan or features Japanese aesthetics. There’s homeware, fashion, jewellery, accessories, gourmet food items and even antique furnishings. Some of the best deals can be found just outside the entrance, where the shelves stock pre-loved tableware, crockery and pottery items with prices as low as ¥100. Also, don’t disregard the display shelves and tables – chances are, they are for sale too. You could easily lose an entire day browsing, so it’s a good thing there’s an in-house café, which serves healthy and delicious teishoku (set meals), desserts and coffee.

Yanaka Matsunoya

Shopping Nippori

This home and lifestyle shop in Yanaka offers a mix of beautifully crafted Japanese goods that you never knew you needed. You can hardly miss the store if you’re passing by – the storefront is overflowing with hand-woven baskets of every shape, size and colour.

A supplier of everyday goods since 1945, Matsunoya sells items ranging from brooms, dustpans, kitchen utensils, cutlery and homeware to leather goods and jewellery. This one-stop home shop sells products crafted from natural materials that are able to withstand a good amount of wear and tear. We recommend the retro zinc rice bins or the bamboo market basket, which will make grocery shopping feel a little more tropical.

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Today's Special Jiyugaoka

Shopping Jiyugaoka

Today’s Special is the brainchild of popular Tokyo lifestyle brand Cibone. It's primarily a food purveyor, but it also stocks a wide range of household goods, clothes, jewellery and healthcare products. Plus, there's a selection of small plants and other decorative goods for your home. The third-floor café, Today’s Table, sells seasonal dishes for hungry shoppers. There’s another branch of the store inside Shibuya Hikarie, just in front of Shibuya Station, as well as a brand new Shinjuku location. 

Beams Japan

Shopping Lifestyle Shinjuku

The Beams Japan flagship in Shinjuku spreads out over a total of six floors. You'll find a dizzying collection of clothing, crafts and art, plus a gallery hosting an eclectic range of events and exhibitions. There's also a yoshoku (Japanese-style Western food) restaurant in the basement, and a branch of Ebisu's Sarutahiko Coffee on the ground floor. If you're looking for a gift that's truly Japanese, Beams is the place to go – pretty much everything in-store is made in Japan.

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東急ハンズ 渋谷店
東急ハンズ 渋谷店
東急ハンズ 渋谷店

Tokyu Hands

Shopping Shibuya

From stationery to toilet-seat covers, this is the largest household goods store in Tokyo, packed with knick-knacks for the home. Give yourself some time to make your way through the store's nine different levels, seven of which are further divided into three split-levels – in other words, you'll technically have 25 levels to browse. 

You'll find anything you can think of, from travel gear, beauty products and household goods to DIY kits, crafts, and even science supplies. The shop also hosts regular workshops where you can try your hand at crafting leather goods and jewellery. There's a café on the seventh floor in case you need a break from all that shopping.

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Best depachika in Tokyo

Shopping Department stores

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. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store again

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