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Akihabara Super potato
A video game paradise that is a treasure trove for retro game lovers, selling everything from Game Watch to all classic Nintendo systems. There is also a vintage game arcade on the 5th floor of Super Potato. photo by fletchacherjcm
Akihabara Electric Town Gate
Akihabara is considered as the mecca for otaku. It is a wide shopping district for games, anime, manga and computer goods. Famous characters of anime are seen prominently on the shops in the area, and numerous maid cafés are found throughout the district.
Yodobashi is a chain of stores specialising in cameras, camera equipment, and other electronics and household goods.
Mandarake Complex (Akihabara)
Mandarake Complex is a 8-storey shop selling used mangas, figurines and video games.
Six plus floors of video games and 'ufo catcher machines'. Situated right in the heart of Akihabara with character themed staff.
Akihabara station is a large transit station with 8 JR lines and several other train lines crossing here. It is also the gateway to Akihabara Electric Town, a shopping district for anything electronic or manga and anime related.
Don Quijote (Akihabara)
Don Quijote is a national discount chain store that sells a variety of products ranging from food, alcohol, beauty products and costumes to name but a few!
Akihabara BAY HOTEL
A capsule hotel designed for female occupants, Akihabara Bay Hotel is located in Akihabara and often holds animation-related collaboration events. Discounted prices are available for early reservations and consecutive stays. If you stay for consecutive nights,
The Hikarie building is a modern shopping mall and event space in Shibuya with a great range of places to shop, eat and drink.
Shibuya Crossing is one of the most famous spots in Tokyo. It is located just outside the Hachiko exit of Shibuya station.
Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
Located close to Meijijingu-Mae Station, this department store houses fashion shops such as American Eagle Outfitters and The Shel'tter Tokyo. The complex features a public park on the rooftop and is well-known for its unique wall-of-mirrors entrance.
Tokyu Hands (Shibuya)
Tokyu Hands is a popular department store with several locations all over Japan. This particular branch is located a short walk northwest of Shibuya station.
Uobei (Shibuya Dogenzaka)
Uobei is a sushi restaurant chain with several locations all over the country. This particular branch is located just west of the Hachiko exit of Shibuya station.
Club KT Shibuya (Shibuya 109)
A shop located in Shibuya109 dedicated to Sanrio characters, such as Hello Kitty and My Melody.
Hello Kitty Store (109Men's)
A shop dedicated to Sanrio characters, with a great range of goods centered on Hello Kitty.
This vegan cafe in the trendy area of Omotesando, Harajuku, is open 7 days a week. You'll find it a short walk south of the Omote-Sando metro station.
Omotesando Hills is a large, modern shopping mall east of the stations Harajuku and Meiji-jingumae. Shops and cafes close earlier.
Bic Camera (Shibuya)
Part of the famous electronics chain, this branch has many levels and is located near Shibuya station. Visitors can find camera goods, computer gear, and electronic appliances.
Cat Street in Omotesando is a pedestrianised road lined with many fashionable shops, boutiques, cafes and snack spots.
Mandarake is a secondhand store where you can buy used and sometimes rare manga, CD/DVDs, anime figurines and more.
Tower Records (Shibuya)
Tower Records is an international record store and is located just a short walk north of Shibuya station.
Located just minutes from Shibuya Station, this large department store sells menswear, womenswear, children's clothing, accessories and home goods. The shopping complex includes two buildings (Seibu Shibuya A and B) as well as the smaller Seibu Movida and has
Its'demo (Shibuya Center Gai Street)
This two-story flagship store by WORLD Co., Ltd. focuses on beauty products. On the first floor, Its'demo has apparel, food, accessories and general goods sections. On the first basement floor, visitors will find a nail & foot salon as well as a powder room.
Takeshita Street is a popular 'youth culture/fashion' shopping street located in Harajuku.
Shibuya station's Hachiko Gate leads out towards the famous Shibuya Crossing and to the statue of Hachiko, the dog who waited patiently at this station for its deceased owner for many years.
Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in central Tokyo and is located next to Harajuku Station and Meiji Shrine. It is a place where joggers, cyclists, music fans and picnickers gather on sunny days. It is especially crowded during the cherry blossom season.
Shibuya 109 is a women's fashion mall and a true landmark of the Shibuya area. Its brother, the 109 Men's mall, is located just on the other side of the street.
Starbucks (Shibuya Crossing)
This famous Starbucks that overlooks the Shibuya crossing is popular with both visitors and Tokyoites. It's busy all day everyday!
Takashimaya is a national department store chain and a former purveyor to the Japanese Imperial Household Agency.
Isetan Shinjuku is a large department store just a short walk west of Shinjuku station.
One of three stores by Marui in Shinjuku, this is the main building of this chain department store. Mainly aimed at women aged 25 to 35 years old, Marui offers many stores and brands for fashion and lifestyle items and accessories. The department store offers
Taito station game world Shinjuku
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The Smile is a popular burger spot in Shinjuku, it's the sister restaurant of The Great Burger in Harajuku which you can also find in Odigo.
Don Quijote (Shibuya)
Don Quijote is a national discount store chain selling food, beauty products, alcohol, costumes, commodities and many other products.
Ichiran is a famous ramen chain restaurant that has several qualities that are quite unlike a typical chain restaurant. They only sell one type of ramen which is 'tonkotsu', or pork broth, ramen.
Alice in Wonderland Cafe
The Alice in Wonderland Cafe is one of Tokyo's popular theme restaurants where every detail is related to the magic of Alice!
Tokyu Hands (Shinjuku)
Tokyu Hands is a chain of department stores dotted around Tokyo, selling a variety of hardware goods, arts and craft supplies, and many other types of products.
Kabukicho used to have a connotation as a seedy red light district for the underworld – today, tourist attractions such as the Robot Restaurant and the Samurai Museum are located in this district. It remains as an entertainment district, with many links to red
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
A short walk from Shinjuku Station, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is one of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks. It is a famous spot in spring to see the cherry blossoms as well as in autumn to see the leaves turn to shades of red, orange, and golden-yello
New York Bar (Park Hyatt Hotel)
The New York Bar is located in the Park Hyatt Tokyo Hotel. It is especially famous for being one of the filming locations for the Bill Murray film "Lost in Translation" (2003).
Shinjuku Golden Gai
Shinjuku Golden Gai is a lively area in Shinjuku where many small bars and nightlife spots are located.
This popular tourist destination is located on the west side of Shinjuku Station. Essentially unchanged since the Showa Era (1926-1989), little alleys connect 60+ bars and restaurants in a tightly packed area. A few of the shops are open in the afternoon, but
Located across from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station. Studio Alta is Shinjuku's most well-known meeting point.
Tokyo Government North Observatory
Although not as tall as the Sky Tree, at 202 meters there is plenty to see of the Tokyo Metropolitan area. The best thing is that its free! Usually its not very crowded, and there are cafe's and restaurants that provide coffee or a nice dining experience.
Tokyo Government South Observatory
Similar to the North Observatory, the South is free as well, but gives a different view as it is located in an adjoining tower. The South Observatory is closed on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month and hours of operation are shorter than the North: 9:30
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tochō) is located in Shinjuku. It has the benefit of an observation deck which is free for anyone to visit. When the weather is just right during the day, you can see Mount Fuji. It's also pretty at night when you c
Ainz & Tulpe (Harajuku Quest)
Ainz & Tulpe is a national drug store chain/pharmacy selling products from medicine, beauty products to snacks.
Wonder Rocket (Harajuku)
Catering especially to women, this chain of boutiques sells dresses, skirts, shirts, jackets and more. Walking along the streets of Japan, travelers will see many Japanese girls wearing the "kawaii" (cute) style of clothing that is sold here.
The symbol of Asakusa, Sensoji Temple is known as the oldest temple in Tokyo, founded in 628 after two fishermen hauled up a small golden statue of Bodhisattva Kannon from the Sumida River and despite trying to get rid of it, it kept surfacing in their nets, s
Located on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay, Odaiba is a spacious and modern district that is excellent for shopping and entertainment. Due to its newness, it is popular amongst young people. You could spend a whole day on the island, indulging yourself in recre
Oedo Onsen Monogatari
Oedo Onsen Monogatari is a hot spring spa and theme park in one, it is located in Odaiba close to the Telecom Center station.
The Rainbow Bridge crosses over Tokyo Bay between Shibaura Pier and Odaiba. At night, the bridge is illuminated using solar power. It also has a walkway which you can use at certain times during the day.
Tsukiji Fish Market
Formerly scheduled to move to Toyosu this November, 2016, the world’s largest wholesale fish market is set to remain at Tsukiji for another two years, which is great news for tourists who want to catch the tuna auction at the wholesale section. Only 120 visito
Dedicated to Kabuki performances, this theater is the fifth incarnation of a building originally built around 1899. Subsequently destroyed after fire, the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, and air raids during the Second World War, the current structure was rebu
ITO-YA (Ginza Main Shop)
ITO-YA is a well-established stationary store in Ginza, with other branch shops around the city.
Uniqlo is a world famous Japanese brand. With stores dotted all across Japan, they are well known for a variety of quality-casual apparel.
This branch of one of the leading department store chains is located near the Imperial Palace East Gardens. In its aim to provide a "general store that concentrates on the essence of a fashionable lifestyle," the building is divided into two sections. The bott
A large department store located in the upmarket and classy neighborhood of Nihonbashi. photo by Shinya ICHINOHE