Shopping in Japan is not just about Muji and Uniqlo, although they are worth visit simply because you can score better deals there. Products that are cheaper include beauty brands like Shu Uemura and Bape, as well as Samantha Thevasa. You may also know that many brands like Agnes B offers items unique to Japan at a lower price point, so it makes shopping there that much more enjoyable. But here are other places you should check out in Tokyo.
Want to look dapper? Personalise your very own hand-stitched handkerchief at this handkerchief boutique near Tokyo Station. There are so many rare prints to choose from that you might end up getting more than one.Outlet:
2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
11am - 9pm (8pm on Sun)
Shinohara Maruyoshi Fuurin
Japanese wind chimes and bells are beautiful to look at and listen to. At this family-owned shop, you can buy traditional handmade Edo fuurin and bring a bit of Japan back home with you.Outlet
4 Chome-25-10 Taitō, 台東区 Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0016, Japan
11am - 5pm (closed Mon)
Many tourists leave souvenir shopping to the very last minute, when they are already checked-in at the airport. In Japan though, it is wise to get what you want as soon as you spot it. Tokyo Station offers a great selection of limited edition toys, merchandise and souvenirs.
Whether you’re shopping for relatives, friends or little humans, there's bound to be something for everyone here. Some Tokyo Station-limited souvenir items include:
1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
8am - 10pm (9pm on Sun and public holidays)