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The Shopping Guide: Tokyo

Indagare’s favorite boutiques change with the seasons, but there are also some staples in each of the cities we love that never go out of style. Here is our current short list for Tokyo.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a vacation to Tokyo. Our specialists can book you at the hotel that is right for you, plan great meals and activities and arrange behind-the-scenes tours.

Indagare Shopping Picks // Fashion & Accessories

  • Mitsukoshi: Founded as a kimono store in 1673, Mitsukoshi is today one of the most elegant department stores in the country, selling high-end Western fashions as well as Japanese ones.
  • Nuno: A treasure trove for textile and design fans who will find a kaleidoscopic array of original textiles, including scarves, tote bags, pillow covers and fashions on offer here.
  • 1LDK Apartments: Located in the Brooklyn-like neighborhood of Daikanyama, 1LDK Apartments is a hipster heaven with minimalist fashion for men and women, bath products from Paris’s Buly 1803, chic leather accessories and more.
  • Anrealage: This sliver of a shop in the upscale neighborhood of Aoyama sells beautiful, delicate pieces such as skirts made from paper-thin, floral-print fabric.
  • Mina PerhonenLocated in Daikanyama, Mina Perhonen brings together Japanese and Finnish aesthetics in simple, elegant pieces such as light linen dresses, velvet loafers and printed dresses with one-of-a-kind fabrics created by the designer and owner.
  • TogaToga, the popular brand from designer Yasuko Furuta, has an industrial-cool boutique in the Harajuku neighborhood where it sells cutting-edge fashion.
  • Tsumori Chisato: Japanese fashion designer Tsumori Chisato is known for her vibrant prints, which she uses for sweaters, jackets and capelets, as well as men’s clothing.
  • Sacai: Located in Aoyama, Sacai boutique sells super trendy men’s and women’s clothing in a two-story boutique.

Indagare Shopping Picks // Food & Wine

  • Toraya: This Japanese patisserie serves the finest Japanese green tea and the most exquisite confectionery.
  • Yamamotoyama: The Yamamotoyama tea company has been in business for over 300 years, and today still serves and sells freshly brewed green teas in their Tokyo teahouse.
  • Sano Miso KameidoLocated in the off-the-beaten path Kameido, Sano Miso sells over 30 varieties of miso, as well as other culinary goodies that make great souvenirs.

Indagare Shopping Picks // Home

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  • DO: DO offers quirky reinterpretations of Japanese traditional crafts, as well as hosts regular design exhibitions frequented by the Meguro neighborhood’s most stylish denizens.
  • Kiya: This cutlery store founded in 1792 first made its name among the shoguns of that era for its precision perfect blades and slicing instruments. These days the inventory encompasses a comprehensive selection of Japanese and European modern steel and titanium knives.
  • Sugimoto: Originally samurai sword makers, the Sugimoto family now crafts knives. Pick a model on which they can engrave your name in Japanese.
  • Zohiko: This beautiful store is filled with every type of tableware imaginable, and they specialize in Japan’s finest handmade lacquerware.

Indagare Shopping Picks // Stationary

  • Ito-ya: Occupying eight floors, this phenomenal paper goods store sells everything from office supplies to exquisite origami paper.
  • HaibaraHaibara sells exquisite cards and stationary, as well as traditional Japanese noshi envelopes.

Indagare Shopping Picks // Concept Store

  • Daikanyama T-Site: A unique concept complex spread across three interconnected buildings bursts with global books, magazines, CDs and movies.

Top Souvenirs

Some of the best local Japanese treasures include paper goods, kitchen knives, matcha tea, sake, handmade fans, kimono, pottery and snacks like matcha tea Kit Kats.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a vacation to Tokyo. Our specialists can book you at the hotel that is right for you, plan great meals and activities and arrange behind-the-scenes tours.

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