They say that Tokyo is one of the most fashionable cities in the world. Indeed, you will hardly see anyone walking around Shibuya or Shinjuku who is not worthy of a fashion magazine cover. Many of these people buy their clothes in one of the multiple stores in Shinjuku. As a tourist, and especially since one who loves shopping, here are the best 20 destinations you should consider for shopping in Shinjuku.

Traditional department stores in Shinjuku

1. Isetan

This store boldly labels itself a “fashion museum”. If you’re a young fashionista looking for the latest trends, check out Isetan as one of your destinations for shopping in Shinjuku. This department store has seven floors full of shops oriented towards young women. Here, you can find Japanese and Western brands of accessories, clothes, cosmetics and much more.

Isetan Shinjuku

Isetan Shinjuku. From Flickr

Address:
3 Chome-14-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo
Business hours:
Every day 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Website:
http://isetan.mistore.jp/store/shinjuku/translation/english.html

2. Takashimaya

Takashimaya is one of the most famous department stores in Japan. It is one of those places that provide tax-free shopping for tourists. Takashiyama has many branches around Japan, but the one in Shinjuku is considered the biggest and the most foreigner-friendly one.

Shinjuku Takashimaya

Shinjuku Takashimaya. From Flickr

Address:
5 Chome-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo

Business hours:
Mondays to Thursdays & Sundays 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Website:
https://www.takashimaya.co.jp/shinjuku/store_information/index.html

3. Odakyu

 

Odakyu department store is another of our recommendations for shopping in Shinjuku. Here, you can find a variety of products starting from Japanese souvenirs to high-end fashion brands. Odakyu is located right next to the West exit of JR Shinjuku Station.   Address: 1 Chome-1-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Business hours: Everyday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM *hours may vary slightly depend on the floor Website: http://translation.odakyu-dept.co.jp/LUCODS/ns/tl.cgi/http%3A//www.odakyu-dept.co.jp/foreign/en/shinjuku/index.html?SLANG=ja&TLANG=en&XMODE=0&XJSID=0  

4. Keio Hyakkaten

Keio is another big-name Japanese department store. The buses to and from Narita airport stop in front of this store – which makes it an easy and convenient destination for shopping in Shinjuku, especially for tourists.

Keio Hyakkaten in Shinjuku

Keio Hyakkaten in Shinjuku. From Flickr

Address:
1 Chome-1-4 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:
Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Sundays and National Holidays 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
*hours may vary slightly depend on the floor
Website:
http://info.keionet.com.e.bp.hp.transer.com/shinjuku/foreign/en/
 

Stores with brands for young generations in Shinjuku

5. LUMINE1, LUMINE2 AND LUMINE EST

The LUMINE buildings host a large number of Japanese clothing brands that are popular among young Japanese people. If you’re looking for affordable prices and decent quality, but not necessarily big-name brands, LUMINE is a good place for shopping in Shinjuku. Also, it is perfect for a rainy day shopping as all the branches are connected directly from JR Shinjuku Station.

LUMINE 1 in Shinjuku

LUMINE 1 in Shinjuku. From Flickr

LUMINE 1

Address:
1 Chome-1-5 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
*hours may vary slightly depending on the store
 

LUMINE 2

Address:
3 Chome-38-2 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
*hours may vary slightly depending on the store
Website:
http://www.lumine.ne.jp/translation/english/?shop=shinjuku
 

LUMINE EST

Address:
3 Chome-38-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:
Weekdays 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Weekends 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM
*hours may vary slightly depending on the store
Website: http://www.lumine.ne.jp/translation/english/?shop=est  

6. Shinjuku Mylord

If you’re into Japanese street fashion and subcultures, Shinjuku Mylord is the store for you. Here, you can find a bunch of Lolitas, Gyaru or kawaii-themed brands that are generally non-existent outside Japan.

Address:
1 Chome-1-3 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:
10:00 AM – 9:00PM
*hours may vary slightly depending on the store
Website:
http://www.shinjuku-mylord.com/

7. Shinjuku Marui Honkan

This department store is within a few minutes walk from the East Exist of the Shinjuku Station. It’s mostly oriented towards young women in their 20’s and 30’s, having a wide range of clothing, cosmetics, shoes, bags and lingerie brands.

 
Address:
3 Chome-30-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Business hours:
Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sundays and national holidays: 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Website:
http://www.0101.co.jp/stores/language/en/
 

8. Shinjuku Marui Annex

Much like Marui Honkan, the Shinjuku Marui Annex is targeting young women. However, the brands here are quirky and mostly underground, inclining more towards Gothic and Lolita fashion. Worth giving a try if you’re into such things and happen to be shopping in Shinjuku!  

Address:
3 Chome-1-26 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:
Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sundays and national holidays 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Website:
http://www.0101.co.jp/stores/language/en/

9. Flags

More of a shopping mall than a traditional Japanese department store, Flags is oriented towards young people in general. The brands you will find here have a Western flare to them – perfect if you’re into the street style chic kind of look.

 
Address:
3 Chome-37-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Website:
http://www.flagsweb.jp/transer/transer_en.html
 

10. NEWoMan

As the name suggests, this store is oriented towards modern, mature women who are looking for fine items. NEWoManis considered the best shopping in Shinjuku spot for high-end brands.      

Address:
4-1-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Business hours:
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
*hours may vary slightly depending on the store
Website:
https://www.newoman.jp/en/

Men’s clothing shopping in Shinjuku

11. Shinjuku Marui Men

The Shinjuku Marui store has a separate building for men’s clothes and accessories. Definitely worth a look if you’re into affordable, yet stylish fashion.


Address:
5 Chome-16-4 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:
Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sundays and national holidays 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Website:
http://www.0101.co.jp/stores/language/en/
 

12. Isetan Men’s

A more refined experience, Isetan Men’s features a lot more shirt-and-tie stores, as well as international brands. A whole floor is dedicated to business clothing and another one to shoes and bags.  

Address:
3 Chome-14-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo
Business hours:
Everyday 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Website:
http://isetan.mistore.jp/store/shinjuku/mens/index.html
http://www.imn.jp/

Electronics stores in Shinjuku

13. Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku Nishiguchi Honten

Imagine a department store – but all electronics-related. This is what Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku Nishiguchi Honten basically is. Reviews have it that you can pretty much find any conceivable type of electronic product here. So if you’re an electronics enthusiast shopping in Shinjuku, give this place a try!

Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku Nishiguchi Honten

Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku Nishiguchi Honten. From Flickr

Address:
1-11-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Business hours:
9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Website:
http://www.yodobashi.com/ec/store/0011/

14. BIC CAMERA Shinjuku West Exit

As the name of this store suggests, it deals mostly with camera equipment and all sorts of photography accessories. However, it also hosts smartphone, PC, TV, audio system and household appliance brands.

 

Address:
1-5-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Shinjuku Nishiguchi HALC 2F-7F
Business hours:
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Website:
http://www.biccamera.co.jp/shoplist/shop-016.html
 

Other goods and souvenir stores in Shinjuku

15. Tokyu Hands

This kind of miscellaneous shop is hugely popular in Japan. Imagine an IKEA combined with a drugstore, a stationery shop, a cosmetics section and a traditional souvenir shop. This is what Tokyu Hands is like. If you don’t have much time to spend on shopping, but you want to check out a lot of different items, this is the right spot in Shinjuku.      

Address:
5 Chome-24-2 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Inside Takashimaya Department Store
Business hours:
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Website:
https://shinjuku.tokyu-hands.co.jp/en/

16. MUJI Shinjuku

Much like Tokyu Hands, MUJI is a store that sells a bit of everything. MUJI has become a well-known world wide for its simple design in everything. This store in Shinjuku is one of the biggest stores in Tokyo.

 

Address:
3-15-15 Shinjuku, Tokyo
Business hours:
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Website:
https://www.muji.com/jp-en/shop/045458
 

17. BICQLO Shinjuku

BICQLO is a joint concept. It’s a 6-floor store combining UNIQLO and BIC CAMERA which means fashion and electronics. It sells virtually everything – from electronic equipment to healthcare products.

BICQLO Shinjuku

BICQLO Shinjuku. From Flickr

 Address:
3 Chome-29-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo
Business hours:
10:00AM – 10:00 PM
Website:
http://www.biccamera.co.jp/shoplist/shop-116.html
 

18. FrancFranc

FrancFranc specializes in furniture and home décor items. It might not seem like the best idea for shopping in Shinjuku, as you’re probably not going to bring a couch as a souvenir back home. However, you might want to give it a try – as the accessories and toys are really worth it.      

Address:
2-2-1, Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo
Shinjuku Southern Terrace
Business hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Website:
http://www.francfranc.jp/shop/tokyo/shop-113.html

19. Don Quijote

If you’re a shopping enthusiast, and you plan on going to Japan, you’ve probably heard of Don Quijote or Donki. The store in Shinjuku is one of the biggest and most diverse ones in the whole of Tokyo.

Don Quijote Shinjuku. You can find anything

Don Quijote Shinjuku. You can find anything. From Flickr

Address:
1-12-6 Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Business hours:
open 24-hours
Website:
http://www.donki.com/en/store/shop_detail.php?add=1&shop_id=8&pref=13

20. Sanrio Gift Gate

This is a bit of a historical place. It’s the first Sanrio Gift Gate ever opened, and the biggest Hello Kitty statue is guarding its entrance. This is the best store for shopping kawaii items and character merchandise in Shinjuku.

Address:
3-15-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
1st Floor, Korakuenadhoc Building
Business hours:
Weekdays 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Weekends/National holidays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Website:
http://www.sanrio.co.jp/english/store/sh1129000/

* Information in this article is as of September 2016. Refer to the official websites for the latest information.