7 Famous Shopping Districts in Tokyo

Tokyo is not only the capital of Japan, but also the political and economic center of Japan. In addition, Tokyo is a good place for shopping. In Tokyo, there are many shopping centers in Tokyo that you can choose. For example, the famous Ginza. Shinjuku, known as the city that never sleeps. Asakusa, which preserves the essence of Japanese traditional culture, and a large-scale prosperous area such as Shibuya, which is the birthplace of young people's culture. There are also a number of distinctive shopping streets, such as Akihabara and the Tsukiji Jogaii Market.

 

Shopping districts in Tokyo

1、Shinjuku – One of the most largest and prosperous districts in Tokyo

Shinjuku in tokyo

Shinjuku is one of the most prosperous districts in Tokyo. It is not only a major transportation, commercial, entertainment and dining center, but also a shopping center. There are several shopping malls, including the high-end shopping mall Isetan Shinjuku Store, and Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku Nishiguchi, one of Japan's largest electronics malls. Famous domestic retail outlets such as Don Quixote, Tokyu and Muji are not far from Shinjuku Station.

 

2、Shibuya  – Center of fashion for young people

Shibuya in Tokyo

The bustling Shibuya is the center of youth fashion, and the shops here are known as the creators of the fashion trend. The Shibuya 109 is the most famous and innovative shopping mall in the region. In addition, there are many small boutiques, large shopping malls and famous mainstream retail outlets.

 

3、Harajuku – Center of youth trends and counter culture

Harajuku in Tokyo

Harajuku is located in the Shinjuku area. The area is known for its colorful and youthful fashion. The most famous street here is Takeshita Street, which houses a variety of unusual counter-culture shops, many people come here because of its feature. There, you will find a lot of fun and stylish shops. You can also follow the crowd to Laforet HARAJUKU, a local landmark that is popular with Tokyo fashion youth.

 

4、Omotesando – Known as Tokyo's Champs-Elysees

Omotesando in Tokyo

The styles of Harajuku and Omotesando are completely opposite. Harajuku is more in line with the tastes of fashionable young people, while the boulevards in Omotesando are more attractive to shoppers who love luxury goods. Therefore, Omotesando is known as Tokyo's Champs-Elysees. Many of the shops here have architectural styles. For example, Omotesando Hills shopping mall is designed by self-taught architects. With a variety of high-end shops and eye-catching designs, the mall attracts many visitors. There are many trendy boutiques, popular restaurants and coffee shops on both sides of Omotesando Hill street.

 

5、Ginza – Shopping center of Luxury

Ginza in Tokyo

If you want to buy luxury goods, the first stop should be Ginza. Ginza has gathered almost all the top fashion brands. It has Ginza Itoya Hontren, a stationery store with more than 100 years of history, and Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Honten, Japan's oldest chain department store.  In addition, if you want to buy good quality and cheap goods, you can go to Uniqlo Ginza and Muji. There are two mini-cities in the area, Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, where people can shop, dine and play.

 

6、Odaiba – Shopping center on an artificial island

Odaiba in Tokyo

This is a shopping center on an artificial island that is less noticed than other famous shopping districts in Tokyo. But there are four large shopping malls within easy reach of each other, which will definitely make you worthwhile to go there. For example, the Aqua City Odaiba combines the city's landscape with shopping. The nearby DiverCity houses shops and integrated entertainment such as bowling, karaoke and other entertainment.

 

7、Shimokitazawa – Shopping center for second-hand and retro fashion products

Shimokitazawa in Tokyo

If you like to go to second-hand shops and retro fashion stores, Shimokitazawa is the ideal choice. This neighborhood is popular with young people, including many second-hand shops, trendy bistros, live music performance halls and bohemian clothing stores. “Shimokitazawa” is a bit unusual, but very stylish, and it will surely satisfy your inner desire for the trend.

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