7 Top Shopping Destinations in Tokyo

Tokyo is a vibrant city with plenty of attractions for all types of travelers. Its history, culture, and cuisine are just some of the top reasons to visit and explore the city. From traditional neighborhoods, breathtaking parks and gardens to upscale shopping districts, Japan’s capital is a delightful place that should be on everyone’s list of destinations. Fashion lovers will be happy to note that Tokyo’s shopping districts are as vibrant and unique as the city itself.

Ginza
Ginza
Points of interest: Tokyo’s top upscale shopping destination, posh boutiques and high-end shops, chic department stores, luxury items, traditional products and crafts, Dover Street Market Ginza, Ginza Mitsukoshi, Maison Hermes, Marronnier Gate, Matsuya Ginza, Mikimoto Boutique, and Takumi among others

Harajuku
Takeshita Dori
Points of interest: Youth fashion trends and counter culture, Takeshita Dori, LaForet Harajuku, trendy shops and boutiques; unique, quirky, and affordable clothing and accessories; souvenir shops, cafes and crepe stands

Omotesando
Omotesando Hills
Points of interest: Upscale shopping district second only to Ginza, also known as Tokyo’s Champs-Élysée, home to boutiques and shops of world-renowned brands like Alexander McQueen, Hugo Boss, and Issey Miyake among others, Omotesando Avenue, and Omotesando Hills, from chic and stylish to cutting edge fashion

Nihonbashi
Mitsukoshi Department Store
Points of interest: Historic commercial district, shopping destination for traditional products and sweets as well as other food items from different regions in Japan, the Mitsukoshi Department Store that dates back to four centuries ago, food shopping places like the Takashimaya Department Store and Yamamotoyama among others

Roppongi
Roppongi
Points of interest: High-end shopping at the heart of the city; nightlife and its profusion of bars, restaurants, and clubs; shops and other attractions like Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo City View observation deck, National Art Center Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art, and Tokyo Midtown

Shibuya
Shibuya
Points of interest: Youth fashion hub, small boutiques to designer brand shops, hosts the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week; shopping complexes and department stores like Loft, Marui (OIOI), Parco, Seibu, Shibuya 109, Shibuya Hikarie, Shibuya Mark City, ShinQs, and Tokyu; shopping streets like Center Gai, Koen Dori, and Supein-zaka “Spanish Hill”

Shinjuku
Shinjuku
Points of interest: Shibuya Crossing, the Shinjuku Station with its many shops and malls; shopping areas and department stores that include Bicqlo (Uniqlo and Bic Camera collaboration), Isetan Shinjuku, Keio, Lumine Shinjuku, Mosaic Street, Mylord, Odakyu Shinjuku, and Takashimaya Times Square