Do you like to shop? Love a good bargain? You’ve come to the right place. Not only does Japan have some of the best high-end and quirky shopping in the world, it’s also a paradise for vintage lovers. For high-end, try Tokyo’s Ginza or Omotesando. For a little of both, head to Harajuku. Or if you love perusing vintage clothing and record stores, perhaps Shimokitazawa or Koenji are more your scene.
There is also plenty to see at markets in Tokyo, Kyoto and beyond. On weekends, you can shop for the perfect souvenir or vintage outfit at a city flea market. After that, why not wander over to the farmer’s market for some local, organic fare. Uncover the freshest produce in town at Tokyo’s Toyosu Fish Market or Kyoto’s Nishiki Market—both must-see shopping destinations for foodies. Each of these offer a chance to rub shoulders with the locals and discover something new. Check out the below articles for some of our favourite shopping in Japan.