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A water fountain at Venus Fort Odaiba Tokyo

Venus Fort

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.

With this blue vault, you almost forget that you are in Tokyo, Japan.

Venus Fort

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.

The crowded alleys of Harajuku shelter a displaced culture where the only limit is imagination.

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.

Dans le sanctuaire de la culture pop' et otaku qu'est AKihabara, Mandarake est le temple du manga.

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).

Marché aux puces

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.

Lumine Shinjuku

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.

Friperie à Shimokitazawa

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.


Don Quijote

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!

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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 Shopping

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.

Disney Store Shibuya

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?

Between 100 and 500 yen, you should find your happiness for almost nothing Daiso Harajuku.

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!

Among the treasures of the library Isseido Kanda, are rare guidebooks from the early twentieth.

Isseido Bookstore

Welcome to a real point of reference for the letters.

A Kanda (Tokyo) Ohya-shobo library, founded in 1882 specializes in ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) and graphic arts of the Edo period (1603-1867).

Ohya Bookstore

Fans of prints, old maps and old plans of Edo (now Tokyo) will not miss a visit to Ohya-shobo Bookstore

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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.

Laforet Mall is the flagship of Tokyo's trends

Laforet Harajuku

This fortress with futuristic lines, topped by an imposing tower, houses Laforet Harajuku shopping mall, the flagship of Tokyo trends.

Since 1717, the front of the store comb Yonoya Kushiho illuminates the streets of Asakusa (Tokyo) for its simplicity.

Yonoya Kushiho

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.

From eight in the morning on the last Thursday and Friday of the month, ground floor of the King Building in Roppongi becomes the antiques fair.

Roppongi Antique Fair

Connoisseurs may find a rare gem at Roppongi Antique Fair.

Jizôdori is one of symbols of the neighborhood Sugano north of Tokyo.


Aging Japan, welcoming Japan, caring Japan... This is what could sum up the special atmosphere of Jizôdori pedestrian street.

Kappabashi-dori is the paradise of all restaurant in Tokyo.


All Japanese apprentice chefs must equip themselves with utensils from Kappabashi-dori, a paradise for Japanese restaurant owners.

Animate entire building is filled with manga. A favorite place for otaku of Akihabara.


The well-stocked shelves of Animate are located in a very complete building in Akihabara. Very particular enthusiasts gather on each floor.

The room circular projection of the Sony Center in Ginza is an opportunity to keep the memory of an electronic ultra-Tokyo.

Sony Building

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.

The front of Tokyu Hands in Shinjuku.

Tokyu Hands

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.

Facade of Ship Shop Samakatado Minato (Tokyo).

Shop Samakatado

A branch of the Origata Institute of Design, Shop Samakatado in Omotesando, has an impressive collection of traditional Japanese paper.

One of departo, department store, which animate the neighborhood Seibu in Tokyo.


The flow of employees returning from work merges with mothers and adolescent girls buying their evening meal.

Uniqlo shops and Bic Camera, two brands have created a very creative original hybrid shop: Bicqlo in Shinjuku.


Opened in September 2012, Bicqlo brings together two Japanese giants, Uniqlo and Bic Camera, two brands together in a hybrid and original store.

The Ita-ya in Ginza, the store where the paper becomes a luxury.

Ito -Ya

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.

Kiddyland in trendy Shibuya is the temple of children's toys.


Japan is characterized by its multitude of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. And there is also Kiddyland, a real toy temple.

Kamism Lab is a boutique studio dedicated to washi, Japanese paper.

Kamism Lab

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.

Bondi bookstore in the neighborhood booksellers Kanda is specialized in the works of the beatnik generation.

Bondi Books

The orphans of the sixties and seventies console themselves with Bondi Bookstore in the heart of Kanda.

Novels, essays, manga, art books, books for children ... all genres invest shelves of the bookstore Kinokuniya Shoten-Shibuya.


The Japanese like to read. For proof, just watch them on public transport or go to Takashimaya Times Square.

Store the size of a whole neighborhood behind Ueno Park, Matsuzakaya remains a monument of the commercial history of Japan.


A store the size of an entire neighborhood behind the Ueno Park, Matsuzakaya remains a monument of Japan's commercial history.

At the foot of the Mori Tower in Roppongi, the Mummy, bronze sculpture by the French-American Louise Bourgeois spider.

Roppongi Hills

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.

Daikanyama neighborhood, a stone's throw from Shibuya, brings fashion boutiques, terraces, restaurants and bookstores.


One station from Shibuya, accessible via the Toyoko Line, the Daikanyama area brings together fashion boutiques, terraces, restaurants and bookstores.

On Omotesando Avenue, the Oriental Bazaar attracts the eye with its bright colors and Asian façade.

Oriental Bazaar

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.

Tower of Shibuya 109, also emblematic of Shibuya Hachiko that status.

Shibuya 109

With eight floors dedicated to ladies' fashion, the 109 is enough to make any young woman addicted.

A store Tokashimaya Tokyo.


A department store in the district of Nihonbashi, Takashimaya always attracts visitors by the quality of its products.

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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

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

Ginza shopping: read about the main shopping attractions in Ginza, Tokyo's ritziest and most luxurious fashion retail district.

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Shinjuku Shopping Tokyo

Shinjuku Shopping Tokyo: read about the main shopping attractions in Shinjuku, Tokyo's biggest and most bustling commercial district.

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Shibuya Shopping

Read about the main shopping attractions in Shibuya, Tokyo's prime youth fashion district.

Akihabara Shopping

Read about the main shopping attractions in Akihabara, Tokyo's biggest and most bustling electronics and anime culture district.