Shopping is one of the highlights of Japan with its high-tech gadgets and quirky gift items, cutting-edge style and traditional folk craft. Japan more affordable than it is believed to be.

Affordable Japan

When shopping in Japan on a budget you can’t go past Japan’s 100 yen stores, full of quality items at just 100 yen (+5% tax). Visitors will be blown away by the sheer range of items available at the one price – with our own dollar stores paling in comparison. Look for the items that are ‘Made in Japan’! 100 yen stores are a great place to find gifts for friends and family back home.

In addition to 100 yen stores, Don Quijote is a discount shop selling everything under the sun including electronics, clothes, cosmetics and snacks.

Youth & Trend Fashion

Harajuku, Omotesando and Shibuya

Teenagers will love shopping on Takeshita Street in Harajuku (on the JR Yamanote Line), full of quirky Tokyo street fashion at reasonable prices. While you are there, why not try a delicious Japanese-style crepe?

Within walking distance on Meiji Avenue is Laforet Harajuku, containing 140 stores, and is at the forefront of youth style and culture. Omotesando Hills is a shopping complex with over 100 stores featuring the latest in fashion, lifestyle and fine dining.

Shibuya 109, located a short walk from the Hachiko Exit at Shibuya JR Station is a multi-storey shopping complex of gyaru (Japanese girl) fashion.

Mid-high end fashion and lifestyle


Ginza is a place of old-school glitz and glamour and features some of Japan’s most well-known department stores including Matsuya and Mitsukoshi stocking both international and local brand items. Basement floor food halls offer a mouth-watering selection and are a must-see.

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