I have visited Japan four times now and each time I’ve researched an exhaustive itinerary of cute, crafty and creative places to visit. Below you’ll find individual posts on my favourite shops and sights, plus guides to the main areas of Tokyo. After my most recent trips, I’m adding a few places outside Japan including Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Nagoya.
For posts about my own trips and favourite places to visit around Japan, plus loads of links to blogs, guides, trip reports, resources, maps and more, check out the new My Japan Trips page.
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My Tokyo Shopping Guide
You can view the whole set of posts in backwards order (i.e. most recent post back to the first post) via the Tokyo Shopping Guide category or you can jump directly to the posts you’re most interested in, using the links below. Please note that while I try to keep information up to date, some things may have changed since I visited so do some research before you leave.
Fabric, crafts and sewing supplies
Kawaii stationery and toys
- Aranzi Aronzo
- Character Street
- Pokemon Center
- Rilakkuma Stores
- Sanrio Stores
- Sunshine City
- Super Potato
Homeware and bento
Souvenirs and gifts
- Character Street
- Mighty Soxer / Kutsushitaya
- Tokyu Hands
Area Guides – shopping, eating and places of interest
- Guide to Tokyo’s best areas
- Nippori Fabric Town
- Super Cute Shopping Guide
- Buying from Japan with AmazonGlobal
- Rakuten – shop direct from Japan
- Japan Shopping Services
Got some feedback? Need some help?
I appreciate any feedback from using my guides so I can keep the information up to date. Please email me – hello AT askingfortrouble.org. If you have any questions about visiting Japan, I’ll do my best to help too.