Japan is a veritable shopper’s paradise. Whether you’re looking for something cute, high-tech or traditional, there is something for everyone.

For shopping information by area, click on the locations below:

LocationArea
HokkaidoHokkaido
TokyoIkebukuro
TokyoRoppongi & Aoyama
TokyoShibuya
TokyoShinjuku
TokyoGinza & Yurakucho
TokyoAkihabara
OsakaOsaka
OsakaUmeda
OsakaShinsaibashi
KyotoKyoto
KobeKobe
NagoyaNagoya
FukuokaFukuoka

For information on specific types of shopping:

For information on traditional crafts:

Type of CraftName of CraftLocation
Pottery / PorcelainImari arita-yakiSaga
PotteryMashiko-yakiTochigi
Stained PotterySeto Sometsuke-yakiSeto, Aichi
LacquerwareKamakura-boriKamakura, Kanagawa
LacquerwareWajima-nuriIshikawa
GlassRyukyu glassOkinawa
TextilesKijoka-no bashofu(plantain-tree fabric)Okinawa (&Tokyo)
TextilesNishijin-ori (brocade)Kyoto
SwordsJapanese swordsTokyo
Ainu CraftsTraditional Ainu CraftsHokkaido

For more information, check out our Shopping Guide.