Insider's Guide: A day Shopping In Tokyo
Today, Tokyo has become one of the world's best shopping cities. Follow this guide for a 24 hours visit and shopping guide in Tokyo. Note that, it is almost impossible to see all of the city in one day, and you definitely need to take public transportants or taxis to get around.
1- Breakfast in Harajuku
In the morning, head directly to Harajuku, one of the most popular district in Tokyo. Famous for its kawaii pop culture, in Harajuka you will find some of Tokyo's most famous cafes and bakeries, but also many fashion boutiques and thrift shops. For all luxury vintage lovers, don't forget to visit Vintage Qoo for accessories, home decorations and vintage Chanel bags.
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For breakfast, you must have Tokyo's popular crepes. Walk around and take your pick, they're all to die for! After breakfast, you can continue exploring the different boutiques in the area.
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Close by is the famous Sakaeya Kimono Shop, where you can get a kimono and discover the culture. (You have to book an appointment in advance) Or if you're also interested you can walk the other directed to get to see the iconic Godzilla head at TOHO Cinema in Kabukicho. The choice is yours, shopping or sightseeing?
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2- Go to an art museum
Tokyo is also home to many art museums and exhibitions by world known artists. You shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit atleast 2 art museums and be enchanted by different art movements. Less than 10 mins walk from Harajuku lands one of the largest contemporary museums in Japan, The National Art Center, hosting the works of renowned artists from Japan and all of the world. However, the Mori's teamLab Borderless, has become the go-to museum for all tourists. Located in Odaiba, a 20 mins car ride from Harajuka, It's the world's first digital museum. The art is spread across the entire walls through projected installations.
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3- Lunch in Yurakucho
Between all the shopping and museum hopping, you can take a break and have lunch in Yurakucho area. From teamLab, you can take a 10mins ride taxi, and grab yakitori, a traditional Japanese pleasure food of grilled meat skewers. The same area also has many ramen restaurants if that's more your style.
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5- Shopping in Nihombashi and Ginza
After lunch, you'll find yourself 3mins from Mitsukoshi Department Store in Nihombashi and close by Ginza district where you can visit all the luxury high-end boutiques.
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6- Tokyo by night
Once you're done, you can head to your hotel and drop all your shopping bags and prepare yourself for dinner and to explore Tokyo by night. Head to Roppongi hills, it's the most popular nightlife spot where you can also get a beautiful view of Tokyo.
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7- Sushi for Dinner
For one of the best sushi, we recommend Sushiso Masa, a Michelin-star restantaurant with alot of seafood varieties. The chef, Masakatsu Oka was trained under the world-renowned sushi master Keiji Nakazawa. The restaurant is always busy, so you need to book your reservation in advance; but trust us its completely worth it!
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