Omotesando is one of Tokyo’s classy shopping destinations. There are many branded stores, boutiques and other flagship stores that will cater to all your shopping needs. Whether be it formal, trendy or casual clothes, you’ll find them all here.
In fact, with so many stores to choose from. It’s almost impossible to decide right away. So take your time to explore the different shops in the area and check out what they have in store for you.
If you still don’t know where to go, feel free to visit these 10 stores in Omotesando for great deals!
1. Omotesando Hills
Omotesando Hills is one of the most famous shopping complexes in Omotesando. Here you’ll find trendy cafes, restaurants and branded shops for all your fashion needs. The most striking feature of this mall is the architecture. The renowned architect Tadao Ando designed the mall and you can tell at a glance that they chose the right man. The upscale stores you’ll find here lives up to their reputation. It would be nice if you take your time and check out some of these stores and browse their merchandise.
Address: 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2. Omotesando Street
Omotesando Shopping Street is another great place to find interesting items that you can’t find anywhere else. Just a casual stroll in this street can bring you many surprises. For those who love to eat, there are a couple of restaurants here that may catch your fancy. It’s a very touristy spot here in Omotesando. The shopping street is also a perfect place to look for a souvenir. So make sure to buy a few for your friends and family back home.
Address: 150-0001 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.gotokyo.org/jp/shopping/shibuya/index.html (Japanese Only)
3. Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku is well-known for its impressive “mirror entrance.” Although the shopping mall can’t be considered big, it still has a good number of shops, cafes, and restaurants that will make you stay. The 6th floor has an outdoor garden where you can look over the city while drinking your favorite Starbucks coffee.
Address: 4-30-3, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
4. Oriental Bazaar
Oriental Bazaar is a one-stop shop if you are looking for souvenirs. Traditional Japanese crafts and souvenirs of all shapes and sizes are waiting for you to find and bring back home. They have a good collection that includes yukata, kimono, and even ninja gears! The prices are reasonable, and the staffs speak English as well.
Address: 5-9-13, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Gyre is a shopping complex that has been built with a lot of thought. Gyre which means a “swirling vortex” is constructed with the concept of attracting people to the mall like a magnet. It has 7 floors, and the upper five floors have outdoor terraces that can connect to the other floors by means of stairs and elevators. One of the featured shops here is the MoMA Design Store (New York Museum of Modern Art), which is the only one in Omotesando.
Address: 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
6. KIDDY LAND Harajuku
KIDDY LAND Harajuku is a paradise for kids and anime lovers. Here they’ll find the themed shops of their favorite animated characters. Of course, not all the toys here are limited to those lovable characters. Spend some quality time with your kids by bringing them here. Buy a few toys for them and enjoy the rest of the family time together.
Address: 6-1-9 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.kiddyland.co.jp/harajuku/ (Japanese Only)
7. AWESOME STORE
AWESOME Store is indeed awesome because the prices here are very affordable and there are many cute kinds of stuff. It is a bit hidden from sight and you may not be able to find it unless you are purposely looking for it. This store is all about random and miscellaneous items that you will find amusing. In fact, there are times when you want to buy “this and that” to decorate and add a bit of life to your room. A nice place to window shop and pick out a few gifts for birthdays and other special occasions.
Address: 5-8-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
8. Natural House Aoyama
Natural House Aoyama is all about being natural. Here you’ll find organic vegetables, fruits and other items that are needed by health conscious individuals. They also have ready-made meals that you can pick up and chow-down at your leisure. Their deli-dishes are highly recommended so you might want to grab a few of them while you’re there.
Address: 3-6-18 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.naturalhouse.co.jp/shops/aoyama/ (Japanese Only)
9. Sghr Sugahara Shop Aoyama
Sghr Sugahara Shop Aoyama is a store that specializes in handmade glassware. It is just a 3-minute walk from Omotesando station, the glassware here is masterfully created, and all of them look excellent. This is a great store to buy gifts for weddings and other special events. Add a bit of art in your life and buy a few glasses and plates to show off to your friends on your next dinner party.
Address: Kita-Aoyama Honda Bldg. 1F, 3-10-18 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
10. Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square
Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square is an amazing place where you can buy impressive traditional craft products. With such level of craftsmanship, the prices here are not low. Various products ranges from common household goods to unique items that will make you contemplate if you brought enough money to buy them. With so many items to choose from, it’s almost impossible not to find something that suits your taste.
Address: 8-1-22 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Data is as of February 2019
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