Tokyo Shopping - Crafts / Souvenirs

Tokyo offers a wide variety of high-quality, unique handicrafts, souvenirs and gifts for every occasion. Much of the merchandise sold here you won't find anywhere else in the world. Whether you are shopping in Tokyo for souvenirs, handmade arts and crafts, unique clothing or memorable keepsakes, you'll find plenty of options to delight you.

Bingoya

Bingoya, Tokyo Shopping, Japan

You may be able to complete all of your souvenir shopping in one trip to this tasteful four-floor shop, which carries handmade traditional crafts, including lacquer ware, glassware, pottery, bamboo, fabrics, dolls and folk art from all over Japan. Bingoya Folk Crafts Shop is located near the Wakamatsu Kawada Station (Wakamatsu-cho Exit) on Oedo subway line.

Address: 10-6 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Wakamatsu Kawada Station (Wakamatsu-cho Exit) on Oedo Subway Line
Telephone: +81 3-3202-8778
Website: http://www.quasar.nu/bingoya/
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00 to 19:00 (closed Mondays)

Hayashi Kimono

Hayashi Kimono in Ginza, Tokyo's largest kimono boutique for foreigners, offers traditional Japanese wear, both new and antique. The staff speak English and will be able to assist you. In addition to kimono, Hayashi also offers happi coats and yukata, as well as traditional-design T-shirts.

Address: International Arcade, 2-1-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Hibiya Station (Exit A5) on Hibiya Line
Telephone: +81 3-3501-4012
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 to 19:00, Sun 10:00 to 18:00

Japan Traditional Craft Center

Japan Traditional Craft Center,Tokyo Shopping, Japan

This store is worth a trip even if you can't afford to buy anything. This two-story center is a great introduction to both traditional and contemporary Japanese design. Crafts for sale include everything from pottery, lacquer ware and carving knives for your everyday needs to more esoteric bows and arrows, washi (paper products), calligraphy brushes, furniture, and sometimes even stone lanterns or Buddhist family altars.

Address: 1-2F Metropolitan Plaza Building, 1-11-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Ikebukuro Station
Telephone: +81 3-5954-6066
Website: http://www.kougei.or.jp/english/center.html
Opening Hours: 11:00 to 19:00 daily

Oriental Bazaar

Oriental Bazaar, Tokyo Shopping, Japan

A kitschy Tokyo institution for tourists and expats alike, with four floors of shopping stocking typical Japanese souvenirs, such as foreigner-sized kimonos, tableware, lamps, dolls, furniture and samurai related goods. The Oriental Bazaar is housed in an instantly recognizable building with a faux-Chinese temple roof.

Address: 5-9-13 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Meiji-Jingumae Station on Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line
Telephone: +81 3-3400-3933
Website: http://www.orientalbazaar.co.jp
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 19:00 (closed Thursdays)