What to Buy in Tokyo

Akihabara Main Street

Tokyo is a paradise for shoppers. Being a hub for tech products, you can find endless things to buy relating to electronics. Tokyo is also a great place to shop for clothes, pottery and toys. The city offers something for people of all age groups. The trick is to know which is the right place for the kind of shopping.


Electronic items are probably the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of shopping in Tokyo. It is a great place if you are looking to shop for cameras, cell phones, watches, clocks, video games and other handy electronic products. Akihabara is the best place for shopping for electronic goods. If you are interested toys then Kiddy Land is an interesting place where you will find lots of mascots, dolls, action figures, electronic toys and more.


If you are looking to buy some souvenirs then the Oriental Bazaar is the best place to visit. This is one-stop shop for stuff like kimonos, china, dolls, yukata, antiques, furniture and books on Japan. If pottery interests you then you should visit Kappabashi-dori. Here you will not only find pottery but almost everything related to the kitchen.


For fashion lovers, do not look to buy European designer dresses while in Japan. Look for something by local designers which can be found at reasonable prices. Japanese designer products by Yohi Yamamoto and Issey Miyake are much cheaper in Japan than elsewhere. Both companies have stores in Miyuki Dori. You can also find good quality t-shirts and sneakers in Japan. Asics and Mizuno are popular Japanese brands for shoes. Also, the Japanese are crazy about handbags and shoppers will surely find something good to purchase here.

This is just a small list of what one can buy in Tokyo. There is a lot more to explore in Tokyo and one should set aside time to enjoy shopping in this densely populated but wonderful city.

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