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SHINJUKU Visit department stores and mass electronics retailers

In Shinjuku, numerous large scale mass electronic appliance retailers compete over low prices and famous department stores compete over fashion trends, so it is the perfect area to get great products in a short amount of time.

"ISETAN" is a department store extremely popular among women in their late 20s to 30s. It features shops from famous designer brands hailing out of both Japan and abroad. And right next door is an area that carries men's items only on every floor.

 
The area alongside Shinjuku Dori Street is home to large scale mass electronic appliance like "LABI" and "Bic Camera". Buildings and floors within buildings are divided by product type, and staff members with thorough knowledge of the items on their floor give expert advice.

Now, let's go southwards from the East Exit of the station and head to Times Square at the New South Exit. In addition to the department store called "TAKASHIMAYA", this area also includes the mass fashion retailer called "UNIQLO", the lifestyle products specialist supplier "TOKYU HANDS", and the large scale book shop "KINOKUNIYA"

 
Lastly, cross East Deck connecting Times Square and Shinjuku Southern Terrace and head to the West Exit. You will find yourself in an electronics area with a conglomerate of shops like the main store for "Yodobashi Camera", the electronic appliance store that boasts the largest floor area in Japan. There are used electronics products here as well, so you can search until you are absolutely satisfied with your purchase.

If you have time, stop by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. From the observatories in the government building, you might be able to see all the way to Mount Fuji on a good day.

 
ISETAN Shinjuku Shop
3-14-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-3352-1111
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Closed: Open year-round
http://www.isetan.co.jp/icm2/jsp/store/shinjuku/index.jsp

LABI Shinjuku East Entrance Bldg
3-23-7 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-3359-5566
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Closed: Open year-round
http://www.yamadalabi.com/shinjuku/index.html

Bic Camera Shinjuku East Entrance Shop
3-17-8 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Phone:03-3225-1111
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Closed: Open year-round
http://www.biccamera.co.jp/shoplist/s_higashi.html

TAKASHIMAYA TIMES SQUARE
5-24-2 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-5361-1111
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.(Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Closed: No regularly scheduled holidays
http://www.takashimaya.co.jp/shinjuku/store_information/index.html

UNIQLO TAKASHIMAYA Shinjuku Shop
12 Floor TAKASHIMAYA TIMES SQUARE
Phone: 03-5361-1733
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Closed: Open year-round

TOKYU HANDS Shinjuku Shop
2-8 Floor TAKASHIMAYA TIMES SQUARE
Phone: 03-5361-3111
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Closed: Open year-round

KINOKUNIYA Shinjuku Minami Shop
1-7 Floor AKASHIMAYA TIMES SQUARE
Phone: 03-5361-3301
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.(Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Closed: Open year-round

Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku Nishiguchi Main Shop
1-11-1 Nishi-shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-3346-1010
Business hours: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Closed: Open year-round
 

Shinjuku Map

 
 

SHIMOKITAZAWA Browse unique shops

Shimokitazawa (usually shortened to "Shimokita") is immensely popular among Japanese young people as a fashion area comparable to Shibuya, Harajuku, and Daikanyama. Located west of Shibuya, it can be easily accessible by a six-minute train ride from Shibuya. There are over 20 highly unique used clothes shops here, including the select shop "meteo Lite" that is frequently mentioned in fashion magazines and "CRUZ", a shop that stocks vintage wear, boots, and belts. In addition, there are also some 70 assorted goods shops like the kitchen goods shop "bana bana" and "antiquaille", a shop that stocks an incredible amount of Japanese antique goods.
 
These numerous shops are packed into a small area centering around Shimokitazawa Station, and most of the shops are so small that they get crowded even with only a few customers inside. Because most of the streets other than the big streets are too narrow to accommodate cars, it is easy to shop at a relaxed pace even when walking with children. Also, there are a lot of theaters and places with live music, presenting many opportunities to enjoy different kinds of Japanese culture.
 
Meteo Lite
Aoyanagi Bldg. 3 Floor, Kitazawa Setagaya-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-5738-3970
Business hours: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Closed: Open year-round
http://www.meteolite.com/

CRUZ
2-30-10-101 Kitazawa Setagaya-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-3467-1081
Business hours: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Closed: Open year-round
http://cruz-vintage.com/index.htm

bana bana
Shimokitazawa Fujima Bldg. 1 Floor, 2-9-3 Kitazawa Setagaya-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-5465-0849
Business hours: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Closed:Open year-round
http://www.banabana.co.jp/shop/tokyo/index.html

Antiquaille
2-5-8 Kitazawa Setagaya-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-3419-1033
Business hours: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Closed: Wed
http://antiquaille.jp/index.html

 

Shimokitazawa Map

 
 

KAPPABASHI Walk through Japan's number one kitchenware town

"Kappabashi Kitchenware Town" extends north and south from Kikuyabashi Crossing at Asakusa Dori Street to Kototoi Dori Street. With over 170 shops, this approximately 800 meter street-side area is a wholesale district that caries every conceivable kind of cookware. Among these numerous shops, the giant chef bust atop "Niimi Yoshokki Ten" (Niimi Western-style Tableware Store) on Asakusa Dori Street particularly stands out as a symbol of the Kappabashi area. In addition to cookware, numerous processed food product samples are also for sale here. Every single food product sample item sold at the food product sample goods specialty store "Maizuru" is specially prepared to be just as delicious as their fresh cooked counterparts, and the prices are reasonable. The products are perfect for souvenirs. Only about 30% of the stores in the shopping area are open on Sundays and national holidays, so we recommend that you visit on a weekday. Kitchenware Festival events are held right around the 9th of October, which is "Kitchenware Day", and the area teems with shoppers.
 
Niimi Yoshokki Ten (Niimi Western-style Tableware Store)
1-1-1 Matsugaya Taito-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-3842-0213
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed: Sun/Holidays

Maizuru
1-5-17 Nishi-asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-3843-1686
Business hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed: Open year-round
 

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