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Shopping in Shibuya

Tokyo has earned its international reputation as a shopping paradise. With its unique aesthetic, Japan is often an early adopter of high end fashion and boutique brands. Shibuya is the center of shopping life in Japan, and it’s almost always packed with throngs of shoppers and sightseers. The sheer variety of things available to see and do is staggering, and you’ll never get to everything in one day. Here are some places you should check out to see a good mix of what’s available.

Shopping in Shibuya
  • Loft

    Loft

    Loft

    Loft is a chain store with several locations throughout Japan, but the Shibuya branch is the flagship store. This is a great shop to visit if you’re looking for something but you don’t know what. This store is packed with odds and ends such as beauty products, stationery, toys, models, games, souvenirs, cooking supplies, and an impressive array of bento lunchboxes. Loft emphasizes good design, so it’s full of unique, interesting items sure to suit every taste.

    Loft

    Loft

  • d47

    d47

    d47

    If you’re just visiting Tokyo but you wish you could see more of what Japan has to offer, visit d47 Design Travel Store. The idea behind d47 is that it collects special items from Japan’s 47 prefectures so customers can get their hands on unique, handmade items from the rest of the country. The store’s layout is similar to a flea market, and it has an ever rotating supply of merchandise and special exhibits. D47 has a lot of cool household items as well as things like region specific snacks. The shop offers premium products at premium prices, so make sure your eyes aren’t bigger than your wallet. d47 is located on the eighth floor of the massive 34 story Hikarie Building, just five minutes from Shibuya station.

    d47

    d47

  • Tokyu Hands

    Tokyu Hands

    Tokyu Hands

    If you enjoy Loft, you’ll probably like Tokyu Hands. This is another variety shop that’s known as a “hint” shop full of useful everyday items. This store is more focused on creative types and DIY enthusiasts, offering stationery, art supplies, and fabric. Like Loft, Tokyu Hands offers a wide selection of carefully curated items that allow you to create everything from toothbrushes to pens and gadgets.

  • Shibuya 109

    Shibuya 109

    Shibuya 109

    Shibuya 109 is the mecca for cute girly fashion with an edgy twist, and a must visit destination for women interested in cosmetics, accessories, and clothes. The store sells accessories and makeup in addition to wigs, costumes, bizarre contact lenses, and more.

  • United Arrows

    United Arrows

    United Arrows

    Lastly, United Arrows is the place to go if you’re want to drop some serious coin on boutique brands from around the world. United Arrows is known in Japan as a “select shop,” which means they carefully curate specific items from all over the world to create their own aesthetic. United Arrows is the definition of high end shopping in Tokyo, and you’re sure to see brands and fashions you’ve never heard of before. Its constantly changing layout and merchandise ensures a different experience almost every time you go, which keeps people coming back.

    Shibuya loft
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 21-1
    Phone
    0334623807
    Tokyu Hands Shibuya Store
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 12-18
    Phone
    0354895111
    Shibuya109
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-29-1
    Phone
    0334775111
    BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS Shibuya Park Tori
    Address
    Tokyo Met. Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-19-11 Parkway Square 21.2 F
    Phone
    0354281893
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