Shopping in Tokyo can be a breeze and you can do it anywhere. The important question is where to go. Below we have compiled a list of the best 5 shopping areas in Tokyo that you must not miss!
1. Venus fort, Odaiba
Venus fort in Odaiba is Tokyo's dreamland. Why? Because its spectacular beauty and refreshing atmosphere brings a magical ambiance to every visitor. The most surprising thing to many of those who visit Venus fort is the artificial sun. This sun is designed in a way that it rises and sets every half hour. This spacious place is certainly worth a visit for tourists, because it has just about anything to keep a person entertained. Restaurants with delicious cuisines, cafes, fashion outlets, jewelry shops and of course a movie theater. So if you want to spend your time in a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere accompanied with awesome shopping then Venus fort is the right place for you.
1-3-15 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064
Aomi Station, Yurikamome Line
Tokyo Teleport Station, Rinkai Line
2. Don Quijote, Akihabara
This famous store in Japan is basically a discount chain store with its branches spread in more than 150 locations of Japan. Their product assortment varies from groceries and electronic items to dresses and children's toys. Due to the special discounts on the items offered here, this store is one of the favorite of tourists. The very first Don Quijote store was opened in Tokyo in 1980. Ever since that time, this store is named to be the only wholesale store having an availability of numerous products at awesome discounts, facilitating both the low budget local people and tourists that come here to be amazed.
4-3-3 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
24 hours a day
Don Quijote Akihabara
2. Lalaport, Toyosu
Lalaport, a large shopping mall, was opened in 1981 for tourists and the locals to visit. Ever since, Lala Port has succeeded to turn itself into a top notch shopping experience for both tourists and local people because of its vastly spread 540 stores. Coming to this gorgeous shopping mall to leisurely stroll around, shop for clothes and eating delicious foods at the restaurants might be you would really enjoy for a day out. After shopping why not enjoy a movie at the built-in movie theater?
2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0061
Toyosu Station, Yurakucho Line
Toyosu Travel Guidebook
4. Takashimaya Times Square, Shinjuku
This chain department store was originally founded in Kyoto by Iida Shinshichi in the year 1829. The Takashimaya Times Square in Tokyo is located in Shinjuku and is a commercial complex dealing in luxury brand items. Every type of fashion outfit, household product, men’s and women’s accessories or children’s toys are sold in this gigantic department store. One can spend hours in here because there is so much to see and shop that you will become confused about what to buy and where to go. But hey, during your shopping spree if your stomach disturbs you and feels hungry, then you can enjoy some of the delicious foods and cold soft drinks in one of its amazing food courts. Due to its immense popularity, Takashimaya Times Square is always crowded. But the local people usually love to visit here during weekends, so if possible go during the weekdays.
Takashimaya Times Square 5-24-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 151-8580
Shinjuku Station, JR Lines/Marunouchi Line/Toei Shinjuku Line/Keio Line/Odakyu Line
Shinjuku Travel Guidebook
5. Mitsui Outlet Park, Minami Osawa
Founded in 1673, Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma is one of the most famous and popular international shopping malls in the whole of Tokyo. This exclusive shopping mall strikes the hearts of numerous shopping lovers due to its cost friendly and high quality products. Almost all the worldly items, fashion accessories, household products, eatables such as poultry, bakery products, milk, juices and others are available here at very reasonable prices. You will definitely enjoy spending your time here as the food court, cafes and musical area are those special place where would never feel bored.
1-600 Minami Osawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0364
Minami Osawa Station, Keio Line
10:00am - 8:00pm