Shopping in Tokyo

Although Japan is not a cheap place to shop , you won’t be able to leave empty-handed. So if you are going to visit the country, allocate part of your budget for this purpose. Once there, you will realize that you were not wrong.

In Japan, and also in Tokyo, it is surprising the way in which shop assistants and staff treat the customer , especially if he is a foreigner. They welcome you effusively, they thank you for your visit even if you don’t buy anything… It is quite curious. But do you really know what is worth buying in Tokyo? We will tell you.

Electronics, the most sought after by tourists

Traveling to Japan is an experience and any practical advice will be very useful. When it comes to shopping, the offer and variety of products that can be found in Tokyo is so huge that it is difficult to decide. All the stores open at street level and display their merchandise almost on the sidewalk (there are hardly any robberies). In addition, shops are open on weekends and until late at night. There the client commands.

Depending on what you want to buy, you will have to visit one or another area of ​​the city. Most tourists want to take some electronic toy, especially digital cameras . You will have to visit, in that case, the Electric Town of Akihabara , where there are small shops (with better prices) and department stores. Make sure that what you buy has an international guarantee and that the software and instructions are in Spanish.

If you want to buy typical objects such as Japanese dolls (ningyo), tissue paper umbrellas (kasa), katanas, Japanese paper (washi), ceramics or a kimono, then you must go to the Nakamise street market in Asakusa .

To buy fashion , you have several options: visit Omotesando and Ginza , the most exclusive area of ​​Tokyo, with the most luxurious stores; visit Shibuya , where there are thousands of shops and malls, such as the famous Shibuya 109 , full of fashion victims ; or visit Takeshita dori street, where you will find the most extravagant fashion.