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The 5 Best "Must Not Miss" Shopping Stores In Tokyo

Okamoto N.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Okamoto N.

Last updated : Sep 16, 20134 min read


Shopping in Tokyo can be a breeze, and you can do it anywhere. The important question is where to go. This land of wonders and beauty is known for its lovely shopping stores. It is the best season for the ladies visiting here to see and buy their favorite accessories and fashion items. Let me make your choice easier. Here is the list of best five shopping stores in Tokyo which you must not miss in this season.


Venus Fort, Odaiba 


If I have to name a dream land in Tokyo, then it is Venus Fort. Why? Because its spectacular beauty and refreshing atmosphere has made me crazy about this place. The most amazing thing which attracts the eyes of the tourists towards Venus fort is the artificial sun. This artificial sun is especially created in a way that it sets and rises every thirty minutes. This spacious point is one of my favorite tourist attractions in Tokyo as it has everything which can delight me in no time. It has everything for the tourists to enjoy with such as restaurants with delicious cuisines, cafes, fashion outlets, jewelry shops and of course a movie theater. So if you want to spend your luxury time in a very relaxing atmosphere accompanied by awesome shopping then Venus fort is the right point for you.


1-3-15 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064
Aomi Station, Yurikamome Line
Tokyo Teleport Station, Rinkai Line
Open: 11:00am-9:00pm



Don Quijote, Akihabara


It is basically a discount chain store with its branches spread in more than 150 locations of Japan. Various products such as groceries, electronic items, dresses and children toys can easily be have from this multi branched store. Due to the special discounts on the items offered here, this store is one of the favorite of tourists. The very first branch of Donquijote was being opened in Tokyo in 1980. Since that time, this store is named to be the only wholesale point to switch on the availability of numerous products at awesome discounts, facilitating both the low budget local people and tourists.


4-3-3 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Open: 24 hours a day



Lalaport, Toyosu

Lala Port, a great shopping mall, was opened in 1981 for the tourists and local people to visit at. Since that time, Lala Port has succeeded in making itself a top notch shopping experience for both the tourists and local people because of its vastly spread 540 stores. Coming to this gorgeous shopping mall and taking the pictures is something you would really enjoy. If you want to take a break between shopping, then you can relax at the restaurant or even enjoy a movie at the built-in movie theater.


2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0061
Toyosu Station, Yurakucho Line
Open: 10:00am-9:00pm


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

Open: 10:00am-8:00pm



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

Open: 10:00am - 8:00pm

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