When you are in Japan, you already know what to do the most – shop! The country is definitely not short on shopping centres, and it’s a guarantee that you’ll be mesmerised at every stores and arcade you come across.
Here are some of the best shopping places in Japan.
If you are planning to shop electronics, then Akihabara is where you should visit. Popular as Japan’s largest area for electronics, Akihabara features hundreds of electronic stores that offer ‘Made in Japan’ electrical appliances at duty-free prices.
Some of the electronic items that are popular amongst the stores include smartphones, laptops, TVs, cameras, home appliances, drones and electronic parts. The stores also deal in used electronic gizmos.
The one thing you should be careful while shopping in Akihabara is to check if the electronic item will work in your home country as some of the products are designed to work only in Japan.
2. Tokyo Solamachi – Tokyo
Tokyo Solamachi is one of the biggest shopping complexes in Tokyo, and features everything that Japan has to offer. Spread over 3 levels, Tokyo Solamachi comprises of almost 100 food shops, 130 fashion and accessory shops, and 75 cafes and restaurants. Besides offering a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, Tokyo Solamachi also features top-notch entertainment including a planetarium, a Japan Experience Zone, a ‘beer’ museum, and a postal museum.
3. Shinsaibashi – Osaka
Shinsaibashi is one of the most popular shopping areas in Japan. Given the endlessness of retail stores, the brand selection that you get in Shinsaibashi is impressive. The shopping arcade of Shinsaibashi is the longest in Osaka. The never-ending shopping arcade is even jam-packed with cafes and restaurants that serve international as well as traditional food items. Apart from shopping, Shinsaibashi is also a great place to get familiar with locals trends and fashion.
4. Komachi-dori – Kamakura
Komachi-dori is the most well-known street of Kamakura; the street is a great place for shopping as there’s no end of handicraft shops and general stores. You can find souvenirs and great local products at low prices here. Komachi-dori is a great place for food fanatics. Here, you can gorge on traditional as well as international delicacies. The place is crowded with locals and tourists right from the morning till night on weekends. Komachi-dori is situated near the JR Kamakura Station and walking there takes less than a minute.
5. LaLaport Tokyo Bay – Tokyo
The shopping centre has been sectioned into 3 zones and takes fashion, entertainment and dining to a whole new level. With 540 different stores, the list of brands to shop from in Lalaport Tokyo Bay is simply endless.
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