If you have a fashion obsession and a wad of yen, why not support the local economy and check out the top Japanese clothing brands making fashion waves throughout the world.
Tokyo is a meca for cutting-edge design, fashion and indie shops. Head to Shibuya and Harajuku for the pick but look out for new hot spots such as Nakameguro, Kōenji, Shimokitazawa and Daikanyama.
Tokyo is famous for is shopping 'districts'. Obviously the 'ski' district is the best but basically if you can think of a genre you will find a city block or 2 dedicated to it... antiques, kimono, electronics, golf, toys, kitchenware, etc etc etc...
Get the lowdown on the best shops in Tokyo. This top 100 list covers off everything from big brand bucket list stuff to secret hot spots hidden at the back of the 7th floor in that place you would NEVER find on your own.
Day or night, get up high in the sky(tree), the tallest structure in Japan, for a magnificent birds-eye view of Tokyo. If you pick the right day you’ll see the grand Mount Fuji and bring your passport if you want to skip the queues on a Fast pass.
As the light changes, join 2,500-odd people crossing the road at the same time. It can be even more fun when its raining when heads are down and umbrellas join the mix. Ultimate Japanese mind-blowing madness.
The title says it all. Peruse and buy stunning examples of restored authentic Samurai armour and artefacts. With an international reputation, expect to see avid samurai dealers, collectors and investors in the store.