Shopping in Tokyo can be a fun experience when you first arrive. However, when its time to buy things such as clothing, food, or even shoes, things become a bit more complicated. Finding a store with clothing or shoes that fit or finding your favorite food at the store may seem impossible. Luckily, there are stores and shops in Tokyo that can easily accommodate you and your needs.
Below are various shopping destinations in Tokyo to meet your needs such as everyday shopping, buying souvenirs at the time of returning a home country, international supermarkets, online stores selling international groceries, plus-sized clothing and shoe stores for western people, outlet shopping malls, and more.
What is the Japanese government’s Reward Point Program for Cashless Payments? This promotion started on the 1st of October 2019 and will continue until the 30th of July 2020. If you make purchases using a cashless payment method, such as electronic money or credit cards, you will receive 2% or 5% o…Read more
Fall is the season of change — leaves turn red, frost descends, and winter coats start to emerge from storage. This year, however, will bring more than just cozy sweatshirts, as Japan’s government is set to increase the consumption tax to 10% (an increase of 2%) beginning October 1, 2019. With a v…Read more
While Japan is still considered a cash-based country, the Japanese government has set a goal of increasing its cashless payment usage rate to 40% by the year 2025. In this article, you can learn about Japanese Prepaid Cards (including IC Cards), Debit Cards, and Mobile Payment Methods.Read more
If you are new to Tokyo, you may have noticed that most Japanese grocery stores and supermarkets have a very limited selection of items that may be common in your home country. As the food labels are usually in Japanese, it can be quite challenging to figure out what a particular food item is if yo…Read more
You need to set up your new home, or you want to add some local flavor to your own furnishings, but your house or apartment is typical of Tokyo and a little on the cosy side - and perhaps a touch plain too. There’s no need to sweat the small stuff, though: there are plenty of useful, space-savvy hou…Read more
The denizens of the Tokyo metropolis are some of the best-dressed in the world. Regardless of age, people in Japan don’t leave the house looking anything but professional–from school kids in uniform blazers and job-seeking university students in their “new recruit” suits, to office ladies in pencil…Read more
If you’ve arrived in Tokyo without any furniture, no need to worry. Not only is it easy to find what you need, you’ll also be surprised by some of the design solutions available here. Whether you want purely functional items at a low price, or you’re hoping to discover something uniquely Japanese, T…Read more
Outlet shopping malls are popular destinations for both Japanese and foreign visitors. You can purchase famous fashion brands, electronics, food, sportswear / equipment, household goods, and others. These outlet malls are often in tourist destinations where you can also enjoy sightseeing. It is a gr…Read more
Shibuya has been one of Japan’s multicultural hotspots for decades. With its central location, iconic landmarks, and wild nightlife, people flock to the neighborhood to work, live, play, and most importantly, shop. Greater Shibuya contains some of the most well-known and desirable neighborhoods in T…Read more
There are many different ways to experience the culture of a foreign place, but nothing gives quite the same insight into local pop culture, history and everyday life as a flea market. Tokyo has plenty such gatherings (known as "furima" in Japanese) on offer, so whether it’s antiques, local fashion,…Read more
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