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What are some old town neighborhoods that are good to visit in Tokyo? We are already planning on visiting Kawagoe, Yanesen,and Tateishi. We like shopping at mom and pop shops.

Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

I like small shops also! Kawagoe and Yanesen are beautiful places. Tateishi is more deep spot.  If you like small Izakaya restaurants (like a pub), my recommendations are Nakano and Asakusa hoppy street. The area has "Yokocho". Yokocho has many mom-and-pop Izakaya restaurants. About YOKOCH...

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Best place(s) to shop like a "local" in Tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I am a local and I often go to Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Yurakucho to shop for clothes, bag, shoes, and cosmetics. Specific department stores would be LUMINE, Seibu, Mitsukoshi, Marui, etc. When I was a teenager, I used to visit Harajuku every weekend. I loved walking around Takeshita Street and Ura...

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Best place(s) to shop like a "local" in Tokyo?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

I would say that the Shibuya is the place for the clothes (for young generation). And Ginza Mitsukoshi is for the groceries. Kinokuniya for the books and Akihabara is for the electrical appliances. I would recommend to targeting what you need, and then find the best place where the locals shop.

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