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Venus Fort is part of the Palette Town complex in Tokyo's waterside Odaiba district, and is one of the many attractions the area offers.
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On the artificial island of Odaiba, Venus Fort shopping mall presents another side of Japan, an extravagant facet advocating delusions of grandeur.
Where to buy a yukata without breaking the bank in Tokyo?
Much lighter than the kimono, the yukata is an essential item of clothing for the summer season.
Takeshita dori: the iconic street of Harajuku
Takeshita dori: the crazy alley in Harajuku. Colorful crowd, costumed, grimaced, with colored hair, discolored; vintage, avant-garde or cosplay shops.
Otaku Culture Store: Mandarake
Founded in Tokyo in 1980 by manga artist Masuzou Furukawa, Mandarake is one of the largest brands of second-hand items and collectibles related to anime and manga.
Edo kiriko, an art of the Edo period
The Edo Kiriko, literally "faceted object of Edo", is a type of traditional glassware that appeared in the Japanese capital at the end of the Edo period (1603-1868).
The best flea markets in Tokyo
If Tokyo is the city of fashion, luxury, and shopping, it also has a huge market for vintage goods.
Shopping mecca on the Yamanote
Whether they are served by the Yamanote stations or even attached to them, shopping centers abound in Tokyo. Discover five of them today, for a great shopping experience!
5 places to shop in Tokyo
Tokyo is the perfect city for shopping! In addition to the famous districts of Shibuya or Shinjuku, here are 5 alternative places to shop in the Japanese capital.
Fabric Street in Nippori
Do you like fabrics, clothing accessories and second-hand clothes? Meet at Fabric Street, north of the Japanese capital, in the Nippori district.
Good addresses in Shimokitazawa
Not far from Shibuya, Shimokitazawa is the vintage district par excellence. Frequented by trendy young people, it will delight lovers of second-hand shops.
The undeniable king of discount stores in Japan, discover the crazy world of Don Quijote. If you're looking for something, chances are you'll find it here!
Ueno Frontier Tower
Ueno Frontier Tower in Taito ward, Tokyo, houses the 6-floor Parco_ya Ueno shopping center and the 3-floor Toho Cinemas Ueno complex.
Shimokitazawa ("Shimokita" for short) is one of Tokyo's top shopping districts for vintage used clothing and accessories, and exudes a cutting edge street fashion vibe.
Shibuya Disney Store
You love Mickey, you are in Tokyo and you want to immerse yourself in the magical world of the firm without breaking the bank or devoting the day to it?
Daiso Harajuku's 100 yen shop
What would a Japanese souk look like? You'll find out when you visit Daiso Harajuku in Tokyo. Hundreds of thousands of items from 100 to 500 yen, a budget Ali Baba cave!
Built in the place of the giant Matsuzakaya, Ginza Six is now the largest shopping complex in the Ginza district.
Ueno Okachimachi Shopping
Ueno and its Okachimachi district are full of shopping opportunities from luxury to bargain basement, all within walking distance of Japan's biggest museum and art gallery area.
Daikanyama Hillside Terrace
Far from the urban hustle and bustle of Shibuya, Daikanyama Hillside Terrace is an ideal place to visit for a relaxing afternoon!
Welcome to a real point of reference for the letters.
Fans of prints, old maps and old plans of Edo (now Tokyo) will not miss a visit to Ohya-shobo Bookstore
Kitte Marunouchi Tokyo
Kitte Marunouchi is a modern shopping, dining and cultural complex in the Japan Post JP Tower building near Tokyo Station, Tokyo, Japan.
This fortress with futuristic lines, topped by an imposing tower, houses Laforet Harajuku shopping mall, the flagship of Tokyo trends.
The well-stocked shelves of Animate are located in a very complete building in Akihabara. Very particular enthusiasts gather on each floor.
All Japanese apprentice chefs must equip themselves with utensils from Kappabashi-dori, a paradise for Japanese restaurant owners.
Established in Asakusa since 1717 this artisan comb-maker maintains the traditional techniques for making these essential accessories for the hairstyles of high society ladies.
Aging Japan, welcoming Japan, caring Japan... This is what could sum up the special atmosphere of Jizôdori pedestrian street.
Roppongi Antique Fair
Connoisseurs may find a rare gem at Roppongi Antique Fair.
Looking for a toothbrush, a tripod, a backpack or a wig? The famous chain store Tokyu Hands meets all your needs! From the most basic to the most eccentric.
In the heart of Ginza, the Sony Building is worth visiting as much for its architecture as for the latest technological trends from the Japanese brand it exhibits.
A branch of the Origata Institute of Design, Shop Samakatado in Omotesando, has an impressive collection of traditional Japanese paper.
The flow of employees returning from work merges with mothers and adolescent girls buying their evening meal.
Since 1904 Ito-ya has found its place among the great luxury brands of the Ginza district. A place between past and modernity, where it nice to walk around, far from the international brands.
The Japanese like to read. For proof, just watch them on public transport or go to Takashimaya Times Square.
Japan is characterized by its multitude of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. And there is also Kiddyland, a real toy temple.
The orphans of the sixties and seventies console themselves with Bondi Bookstore in the heart of Kanda.
Opened in September 2012, Bicqlo brings together two Japanese giants, Uniqlo and Bic Camera, two brands together in a hybrid and original store.
A store the size of an entire neighborhood behind the Ueno Park, Matsuzakaya remains a monument of Japan's commercial history.
The construction of the Sky Tree jostled the popular neighborhood of Sumida, where workshop-boutiques thrive. Among them, Kamism Lab, a brand specialized in Japanese paper.
Make for the high ground and head to Roppongi Hills, a complex combining culture and leisure overlooking the city, with an effervescence that never feels oppressive.
One station from Shibuya, accessible via the Toyoko Line, the Daikanyama area brings together fashion boutiques, terraces, restaurants and bookstores.
A department store in the district of Nihonbashi, Takashimaya always attracts visitors by the quality of its products.
With eight floors dedicated to ladies' fashion, the 109 is enough to make any young woman addicted.
On Omotesando Avenue, flashy colors attract the attention of passersby. A red and green temple seems to built into a building. Welcome to the Orie to be ofntal Bazaar.
Tokyo Solamachi Shopping
Tokyo Solamachi is a shopping, dining, event, and exhibition complex annexed to the Tokyo Skytree and run by the Tobu Railway Company.
Tokyo shopping: read a guide to shopping in Tokyo, where to shop and what to buy in Akihabara, Ginza, Shibuya, Shinjuku and elsewhere.
Ginza shopping: read about the main shopping attractions in Ginza, Tokyo's ritziest and most luxurious fashion retail district.
Shinjuku Shopping Tokyo
Shinjuku Shopping Tokyo: read about the main shopping attractions in Shinjuku, Tokyo's biggest and most bustling commercial district.
Read about the main shopping attractions in Shibuya, Tokyo's prime youth fashion district.
Read about the main shopping attractions in Akihabara, Tokyo's biggest and most bustling electronics and anime culture district.
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