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Sunshine City

Sunshine City (3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo) — Sunshine City features two shopping centers: “Alpa” and “Alta.” About 200 shops line the “Alpa” shopping area, offering a wide range of merchandise from the latest fashions to trinkets and character goods. Targeting teenagers and young adults, the shops in “Alta” offer the latest trends in apparel and […]

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Shibuya 109

Shibuya 109 (2-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo) – located across the street from Shibuya Station, this is one of Tokyo’s more popular department stores. Originally starting out as a store catering to female shoppers in their 30s, nowadays it caters far more to teenagers looking for the latest fashion trends (indeed many new teen trends actually […]

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Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills (Roppongi 6-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo) – this is one of Japan’s newest commercial developments, with over 200 shops and restaurants — making it a great place to spend the day exploring local Japanese culture. International brands found there include: Adidas, Armani Jeans, Banana Republic, Diane von Furstenberg, Diesel, Escada, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and […]

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Oriental Bazaar

Oriental Bazaar (9-13 5-chome Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) – this retailer, which declares itself the “biggest art & antiques store in Tokyo”, has a variety of merchandise — from reasonable priced Japanese Kimonos and miscellaneous goods, to high quality Japanese traditional furniture and antiques. For that reason, shoppers can get almost everything related to Japan here.

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Omotesando Hills

Omotesando Hills (4-12-10 Jinguemae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) – this shopping complex is located in a trendy part of central Tokyo, taking up a 250 meter stretch of the tree-line wide avenue called Omotesando (within the Aoyama district) – an avenue some compare to the Champs-Elysees in Paris. There are over 100 shops & restaurants – with […]

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LaLaport Tokyo Bay

LaLaport Tokyo Bay (2-1-1 Hama-cho, Funabashi City, Chiba, Tokyo) — LaLaport Tokyo-Bay was opened in April 1981 as the “LaLaport Funabashi Shopping Center”. This large shopping mall, housing 200 specialty shops, as well as cultural facilities, sports facilities, and other conveniences, was one of a kind at that time in Japan. It was praised for […]

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Harajuku

Harajuku (Shibuya-ku Tokyo) – this is another popular shopping district in Tokyo, located by a prominent train station of the same name. Along with having a popular teen scene (centered around Takeshita Dori – Takeshita Street, which has many trendy shops catering to such shoppers), there are also various discount “dollar store” type shops, as […]

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Daimaru Department Store

Daimaru Department Store (1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) – this is one of Japan’s main department stores. It offers a range of consumer goods — from high-end jewelry & watches, to men’s suits and shoes. Among the international brands found there are Armani, Burberry, Cartier, Chloe, Diesel. Fendi, Lancome, Louis Vuitton, Max Mara, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, […]

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Akihabara

Akihabara (Chuo-dori Street, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) – since Japan has long enjoyed a reputation for making top-quality electronics and computer-related products, this shopping district boasts a multitude of stores catering to customers seeking the latest in these goods. Since video games & equipment are also sold here, many electronics shops here display anime and manga ads […]