GinzaGinza is the ritziest and biggest upscale shopping district in Tokyo, home to the city’s posh boutiques and glamorous department stores, such as the classic Mitsukoshi and the avant-garde Dover Street Market Ginza. In addition to the various flagship stores of international designer brands such MCM, Michael Kors, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton, there has also been a rise in affordable fashion chains such as Uniqlo, Zara and Abercrombie & Fitch arriving to Ginza over the past years.
ShinjukuAfter the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, fashion designers began to set up their offices and studios in this area, neighboring Omotesando. Since then, more and more clothing stores for adults, hip coffee shops, and trendy restaurants have been built around the area. This district is also a hotspot for vintage shopping.
OmotesandoThe beautiful Omotesando avenue has a distinctly European feel—indeed, it is sometimes referred to as Tokyo’s Champs-Élysées—and is lined with Zelkova trees that lead to the famous Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park. High-class domestic and international brands such as Hugo Boss, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons, Maison Martin Margiela and many more are located along this impressive boulevard. However, if you are more interested in lesser known international designers, one of the several stores, H.P. France, might be a good place to start.
NakameguroLocated right next to Daikanyama, Nakameguro has a similar laid-back vibe, but with a more boho-chic lifestyle. This delightful little town has plenty of clothing boutiques, specialty shops, cool coffee shops, and refined eateries for you to explore.
HarajukuAfter the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, fashion designers began to set up their offices and studios in this area and neighboring Omotesando. Since then, more and more clothing stores for adults, hip coffee shops, and trendy restaurants have been built there. It is also a hotspot for vintage shopping. In Ura-Hara, the maze of backstreets behind Omotesando