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Winter 2019 issue out now: shopping in Tokyo plus guides to depachika, Toyosu market and izakaya

Read the latest issue of Time Out Tokyo magazine for FREE: pick up a copy in Tokyo or download the PDF version now

By Chee Wah Lim
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Whoever said money can’t buy happiness had obviously never been to Tokyo. Our beloved capital is a shopper’s heaven where there’s something for everyone. From luxury design houses to homeware havens and department stores that simply have it all, this city has an overwhelming amount of options for those in need of some retail therapy. Luckily, we’ve distilled our favourite shopping spots in the capital into one handy issue. Now prepare to shop ‘til you drop – or ‘til your bank account runs dry...

[You can get a copy of the magazine for FREE at these locations starting December 22. Don’t worry if you’re not in Tokyo; the digital edition is also available for download now.]

Whatever your desire and whatever your budget, our round-up of the best shops in Tokyo will have it covered: beauty products, outlet malls and discount shops, upcycle fashion, artisanal tableware and even souvenir confectionery.

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. So spend a day exploring these top depachika in the city.

Goodbye Tsukiji; hello Toyosu. Here’s everything you need to know about the reincarnation of the world’s largest fish and seafood market, complete with the best places to eat there.

Izakaya are Japan’s answer to the pub. Here’s how you can join in the convivial experience.

Karaoke with minus-one video is too basic. Try these karaoke joints where you get to sing with the backing of a live band.

Forget happy hours with their pesky time restrictions; these ‘one-coin’ bars serve drinks for just ¥500 or less – all night long.

'Tis the season to head for a warming onsen retreat – and Hakone makes the perfect weekend getaway (or even a day trip) from Tokyo.

For all this and much more – new DJ bars, transport deals for tourists, calligraphy art, sneaker shops, etc – pick up your free copy at any of our distribution points in the city, download the PDF version here, or get the mag delivered by placing an order here.

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