Answered over 2 years ago

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...

Answered over 2 years ago

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...

Answered over 2 years ago

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.

Answered over 2 years ago

Where is the best arcade in Tokyo?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

There are so many arcades in Tokyo! Basically, they are similar and you can feel the 50's from the buildings and antique design. Asakusa Shin-Nakamise (浅草 新仲見世商店街)  could be fun to visit! In addition, it's not completely "arcade", but I would recommend visiting Ameya-Yokocho (アメ横). It's not like ...

Answered over 2 years ago

Can you recommend any stores, more centrally located, to buy cute baby cloths? The department stores like Takashimaya are pretty expensive, so something more budget friendly?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

I'm not sure if the stores below have the type of clothes you are looking for (the ones with cute little years and tails), but these are the most famous baby clothes stores that I know of.1. Nishimatsuyahttp://www.24028.jp/Most of the branches are in more residential areas but there is one branch...

Answered over 2 years ago

Where is the best Flea Market in Tokyo please?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Flea Market in Yoyogi Park must be the most famous one. There are hundreds of people participate in as well as customers. Also the flea market in Yoyogi Park is more concentrated to younger generations.If you are looking for antique goods, Oedo Kottoichi is the largest in Tokyo. The place is Yura...

Answered over 2 years ago

What should I buy in Japan

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Many people buy Kit Kat :) There are many unique flavors (like Japanese sake, matcha, red bean, etc) only available in Japan. All Japanese printed items are really lovely such as Japanese paper, origami, handkerchief, small bag, etc. Japanese cosmetics are also popular as souvenir, too. 

Answered almost 3 years ago

where can i buy anime related stuff

leo leo, Living in Japan

It depends on what kind of genre you're looking for. It's anime for boys, you should go to Akihabara. For girls, Ikebukuro would be better. In any case, the shop called Animate has plenty of lineups. Besides Akihabara and Ikebukuro, the shops are also in Shinjuku and Shibuya.

Answered almost 3 years ago

Where should I buy the skin care of Japanese brand such as Shu uemura and IPSA? Between in department store and duty free at the airport (Narita)?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I have never checked the DUTY FREE store's selection, but major department stores (such as Isetan and Takashimaya in Shinjuku or Mitsukoshi in Ginza) offers TAX FREE service for foreigners. Also, I don't think IPSA does not sell in Narita. I guess it is safer to purchase at department stores. Alt...