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Tokyo Shopping Guide


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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If you enjoy these posts, please consider buying one of my guides or zines, which are also available as a printable PDF or ebook. Find them all in my shop. All sales help fund my next trip to Japan!

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

Homeware and bento

Souvenirs and gifts

Area Guides – shopping, eating and places of interest

Shopping Online

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I appreciate any feedback from using my guides so I can keep the information up to date. Please contact me if you have any updates, or questions about visiting Japan.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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All opinions are my own and I am not compensated or sponsored for writing about any products or services featured unless stated in the post. Links to shops and websites may be affiliate links – I receive a small commission from your orders at no cost to you, which helps me fund this site. I do not accept advertising.