Of all Tokyo's stationery shops, this has to be the best. At the recently renovated main store, you can write a letter (and post it), try out around 700 types of pens, create your own original notebook, and relax at the café and restaurant on the top floor. The K.Itoya annex, meanwhile, is the go-to shop for fountain pens, globes, and personal stamps and seals.
A little while ago, we brought you '101 things to do in Ginza'. Now, for the 2nd edition of our Ginza guide, we've put a twist on the topic and shopped around for the best, well, shops. '50 best shops in Ginza' is your companion to the finest retail establishments in Tokyo's centre of luxury, including everything from high-end boutiques, malls and time-honoured craft purveyors to offbeat souvenir shops and trendy 'select stores'. Fill up your wallet, grab a copy of our guide map (or keep this page loaded on your phone) and get ready to spend.