There’s no way to avoid shopping. Whether you are passing through a train station or on a serious mission, all of the things will be bought--or at the very least, ogled over. Check out some of my saves on FourSquare.
Nakameguro & Daikanyama
- 1LDK - Concept store with clothing and homeware items.
- 💯 Daikanyama T-Site - Neat concept store with a bookstore and multiple cafes you can hide out at for a bit.
- Okura - Beautiful little shop with shibori (indigo) dyed clothes. Mostly men’s clothes.
- Hollywood Ranch Market - Overpacked hodgepodge of vintage and new clothing and accessories.
- UES - High quality denim shop. Yum.
- Cosme Kitchen - Natural makeup store with a juice shop built in. Cosme has a ton of other locations in Tokyo, including in Shibuya Hikarie.
- 💯 Cat Street - Cool little street off the main drag that has a bunch of awesome stores. Opening Ceremony and Champion JP are here, and they usually carry JP exclusive items.
- LaForet - Larger department store comprised of shops within a larger department store. A bit of a mind f*ck, but it’s an interesting place.
- Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku - Across the street from LaForet. Has cute little shops. Be sure to head to Tokyu Hands in there--you can be creepy like me and use their massage tools if you’re tired of walking around for a million hours.
- 💯 Kinji - Enormous, well-organized thrift store. Swoon.
- Kickslab - Sneakerhead playground. Nuff said.
- Marui City - Department store with both men's and women's clothing.
- Oriental Bazaar - Convenient souvenir shop with traditional Japanese items.
- 💯 Loft - If you want to spend your whole day admiring stationary, beauty products, and other well crafted small things, then go here.
- Niko &... - Well-curated mix of clothes and houseware. Also a nice cafe in the front.
- Atmos - Sneaker shop for your inner hypebeast.
- Franc Franc - Home decor place for your inner basic b*tch
- Shibuya 109 - Juuuust an utter spectacle. Imagine Forever 21 x speed. It's worth going into and perusing the floors, but not if you're tired.
- Don Quijote - Insanity. Definitely pop in. You’ll undoubtedly end up buying more shit than you intended. Very good stop for souvenirs.
- Parco - Similar to Marui and Lumine, but slightly higher price point. **closed for renovations starting August 2016**
- Lumine - Department store comprised of many shops and restaurants. Connected to the station...and there are two wings, so you might get lost.
- Yodobashi Camera - Crazy/deafening electronic store near the west exit of the station.
- Bic Camera - Another giant electronic store with two locations in Shinjuku.
- 💯 Chicago - Super organized and well-priced vintage clothes (better than the Harajuku Chicago)
- Shimokita Garage - Garage space designed to house tiny thrift shops