Is it Shopping Heaven? No, it’s Japan!

Shopping in Harajuku, Tokyo

Oh no, what did they do to our Berlin bear? They made him into a handbag. Those Japanese…

I think shopping must have been one of the most impressive things we’ve experienced in Japan, and that not only for our credit cards. We first dove into the shopping districts in Hiroshima, but didn’t dare to buy much there. We thought if a small city like that already offers so much, how crazy will Tokyo be? And we were right. Shopping possibilities are infinite in the capital. Read on for more insights and plenty of pictures.

Shopping in Ginza, Tokyo

Shopping in Harajuku, Tokyo

Shopping at Beams in Hiroshima

Harajuku in Tokyo turned out to be our favorite spot to shop. This busy neighborhood of two story houses has not a single skyscraper or shopping mall which makes it appear quite unusual for the city. The streets are lined with little boutiques and cafes and a lot of them have really charming extiriors and interior design. So even if you are not planning on buying anything there is still a lot to see.

Shopping in Hiroshima

Shopping in Harajuku, Tokyo

Shopping at Beams in Hiroshima

Shopping in Harajuku, Tokyo

Not only there you will see that Japanese have a strong interest in vintage clothing. Almost a third of the shops offer at least some second hand pieces. Even in bigger shopping malls you will find vintage shops with a great offering, we especially liked SPINNS and WEGO, both have several stores in major cities of Japan.

We were especially happy that they have almost as many male clothing stores as they have female. You can see many more fun photos from our excessive shopping tours in our Japan Shopping Flickr album.

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