April 26, 2007

Best shopping in Tokyo

By Verdict Staff

Tokyo is famous for its big department stores that stock the latest collections from both international and Japanese designers.

You can choose to shop in one of the magnificent world class shopping centers or along exclusive streets jampacked with boutiques – or why not do both.

GINZA

Ginzais the most exclusive and expensive shopping area in Japan where you will find high-end Japanese department stores including Mitsukoshi, Hankyu and Seibu, as well as art galleries and French-style cafes. Ginza is also home to the Sony building and includes a showroom where you can try out the latest products.

ROPPONGI HILLS

Roppongi Hills is much more than just a shopping complex. As well as housing over 200 shops, including Giorgio Armani, La Perla, and Louis Vuitton, there are art galleries, nine cinema screens, an observation deck with incredible views across the city and a wide range of restaurants.

OMOTESANDO HILLS

There are close to a hundred shops in this commercial center which boasts many flagship stores for fashion brands, including Dolce & Gabbana and Jimmy Choo. The fashion style, known as Omestando mode, is for refined and discerning individuals who are not constrained by the boundaries of style.

MAJOR STORES

10 CORSO COMO

+81 3 5774 7800

10 Corso Como Comme des Garçons, 5-11-5 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku

www.10corsocomo.com

10 Corso Como was founded in 1990 by gallery owner and publisher Carla Sozzani, and in 2002 the three-floor Tokyo store opened in partnership with Comme des Garçons.

BARNEYS NEW YORK

+81 3 3352 1200

3-18-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

www.barneys.co.jp

The luxury department store Barneys New York opened its first shop outside the US in Tokyo in 1990. Brands available are Giorgio Armani, Manolo Blahnik, Fendi, Givenchy, Mark Jacobs and Prada.

HANKYU

+81 3 3575 2233

2-5-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku

www.hankyu-dept.co.jp

Located in the Yurakocho Marion building, this Japanese department store houses several well-known brands including Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors and Yohji Yamamoto.

ISETAN SHINJUKU

+81 3 3352 1111

3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

www.isetan.co.jp

With over 100 years’ experience as fashion leaders in Tokyo, the Isetan store includes many Japanese and international brands including Burberry, Miu Miu and Issey Miyake. It also offers complimentary interpreting and shopping assistance in several languages including English.

LIFT

+81 3 5459 0635

Lift Écru, 17-5 Daikanyama-cho, Shibuya-ku

Owner Masahiro Tsunoda has over 15 years’ experience in bringing some of the most exclusive items to Tokyo. Brands to be found across the three stores and showroom include Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Balenciaga.

MITSUKOSHI NBASHI

FLAGSHIP STORE

+81 3 3241 3311

1-4-1 Muromachi, Chuo-ku

GINZA

+81 3 3562 1111

4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku

www.mitsukoshi.co.jp

This internationally renowned department store is the oldest in Japan and can trace its history back to 1673 when founder Mitsui Takotoshi opened a kimono store. Now with stores across Asia, Europe and North America, the flagship store is still located in Nihonbashi, whilst a second Tokyo store opened in 1930 in Ginza. The luxurious kimono department is not to be missed. Brands available include Celine, Hermes, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton and Valentino.

ODAKYU SHINJUKU

+81 3 3342 1111

1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

www.odakyu.co.jp

Odakyu department store in Shinjuku Terrace City includes world-renowned brands such as Chanel and Hugo Boss as well as prestigious Japanese brands such as Shiseido and Samantha Thavasa.

RESTIR

+81 3 5413 3708

4-2-2, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Yayoi Building

www.restir.com

At this outstanding fashion boutique you will find brands such as Alexander McQueen, Jimmy Choo and Yves St Laurent.

SEIBU IKEBUKURO

+81 3 3981 0111

1-28-1 Minami Ikebukuro,Toshima-ku

www2.seibu.jp

One of Tokyo’s largest department stores, Seibu Ikebukuro is located at the east exit of Ikebukuro Station and houses many luxury brands including Donna Karen, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ermenegildo Zenga.

SEIBU SHIBUYA

+81 3 3462 0111

21-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku

www2.seibu.jp

The Shibuya store consists of nine floors featuring fashion brands such as Chloe, Emilio Pucci and Marni.

TAKASHIMAYA NIHONBASHI

+81 3 3211 4111

2-4-1 Nihombashi, Chuo-ku

www.takashimaya.co.jp

This masterpiece of Showa architecture first opened its doors in 1933 and in 2009 became the first department store to be designated an important cultural property. Brands available include Gucci and Moschino.

TAKASHIMAYA SHINJUKU

+81 3 5361 1111

5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku

www.takashimaya.co.jp/shinjuku

The 15-story Takashimaya store in Shinjuku opened in 1996 and is where you can find labels such as Armani Collezione, Lanvin and Paul Smith.

TOBU IKEBUKURO

+81 3 3981 2111

1-1-25 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku

www.tobu-dept.jp

TOKYU SHIBUYA HONTEN

+81 3 3477 3111

2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku

www.tokyu-dept.co.jp

Tokyu sells designer fashions for men and women and high-end goods for the home. The gourmet food hall in the basement houses branches of the extremely popular delis Seijo Ishii and Dean & Deluca.

FASHION AND ACCESSORIES

ALFRED DUNHILL GINZA
Phone: +81 3 289 0511 Address: 2-6-7 Ginza, Namiki-Dori Website: www.dunhill.com
ANYA HINDMARCH GINZA Phone: +81 3 3567 8677 Address: Ginza 4-3-11, Chuo-ku Website: www.anyahindmarch.com
BURBERRY GINZA Phone: +81 3 5537 6160 Address: 8-8-9 Ginza, Chuo-ku
OMOTESANDO HILLS Phone: +81 3 5778 7891 Address: 5-8-2 Jingumae, Omotesando, Shibuya-ku
MARUNOUCHI Phone: +81 3 3287 6160 Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Website: www.burberry.com
CELINE GINZA Phone: +81 3 3538 3236 Address: 3-6-1 Ginza Chuo-ku
OMOTESANDO HILLS Phone: +81 3 5771 4801 Address: 3-5-29 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.celine.com
CHANEL GINZA Phone: +81 3 3289 5519 Address: 6-7-19 Ginza, Chuo-ku
 
GINZA Phone: +81 3 5159 5555 Address: 3-5 3, Ginza Chuo-ku
 
OMOTESANDO HILLS Phone: +81 3 6418 0630 Address: 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: www.chanel.com
CHLOE GINZA Phone: +81 3 3563 2271 Address: 2F 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.chloe.com
CHRISTIAN LACROIX ROPPONGI HILLS Phone: +81 3 5786 9785 Address: 6-10-2 Roppongi Hills Keyakizaka Doori, Roppongi, Minato-ku
 
GINZA Phone: +81 3 5524 3365 Address: 103-1, 3-chome, Ginza Chuo-ku Website: www.christianlacroix.fr
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG MINAMI AYOMA Phone: +81 3 3498 4301 Address: Collezione 1F, 6-1-3, Minato-ku Website: www.dvf.com
DOLCE & GABBANA GINZA Phone: +81 3 3569 0610 Address: 5-4-9 Ginza, Chuo-ku
 
OMOTESANDO HILLS Phone: +81 3 5785 0853 Address: Omotesando Hills, 4-12-10 Jungumae, Shibuya-ku Website: www.dolcegabbana.com
DONNA KARAN OMOTESANDO HILLS Phone: +81 3 5414 5500 Address: One Omotesando Building, 3-5-29 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.donnakaran.com
EMILIO PUCCI GINZA Phone: +81 3 5524 1266 Address: 4-3-9 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.emiliopucci.com
FENDI GINZA Phone: +81 3 5250 8959 Address: 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.fendi.com
GIORGIO ARMANI GINZA Phone: +81 3 6274 7000 Address: Armani Ginza Tower. 5-5-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.fendi.com
GIVENCHY MINAMI AOYAMA Phone: +81 3 5785 3431 Address: Aoyama Twin East 1F, 1-1-1, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.givenchy.fr
GUCCI SHINJUKU Phone: +81 3 5368 6311 Address: 3-26-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
 
GINZA Phone: +81 3 3562 8111 Address: 4-4-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.gucci.com
HERMES MARUNOUCH I Phone: +81 3 3213 8041 Address: 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
 
GINZA Phone: +81 3 3289 6811 Address: 4-1 Ginza 5-chome, Chuo-ku Website: www.hermes.com
HUGO BOSS ROPPONGI HILLS Phone: +81 3 5786 9806 Address: Roppongi Hills, 6-15-1 Keyakizaka-dori, Roppongi, Minato-ku
 
MINAMI AOYAMA Phone: +81 3 5485 6624 Address: 5-8-5 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.hugoboss.com
ISSEY MIYAKE MINAMI AOYAMA Phone: +81 3 3423 1408 Address: Vingt-Sept Building, 3-18-11, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku
 
ISSEY MIYAKE HAAT – MINAMI AOYAMA Phone: +81 3 5785 0400 Address: Sugmoto Building, 4-21-29 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.isseymiyake.com
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER MARUNOUCHI Phone: +81 3 5224 5032 Address: 2-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Website: www.jeanpaul-gaultier.com
 
JIMMY CHOO GINZA Phone: +81 3 5537 2115 Address: 6-7-2 Ginza Chuo-ku Website: www.jimmychoo.com
LANVIN GINZA Phone: +81 3 3289 2788 Address: 7-9-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.lanvin.com
LOUIS VUITTON ROPPONGI HILLS Phone: +81 3 3478 2100 Address: Roppongi Keyakizaka Dori, Roppongi Hills, 6-12-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku
 
GINZA Phone: +81 3 3478 2100 Address: 7-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-k Website: www.louisvuitton.com
LULU GUINESS ROPPONGI HILLS Phone: +81 3 5412 7588 Address: Roppongi Hills B1F, 6-10-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku Website: www.luluguinness.com
 
MARC JACOBS SHIBUYA-KU Phone: +81 3 5772 5561 Address: 4-25-18 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: www.marcjacobs.com
MARNI MINAMIAOYAMA Phone: +81 3 5770 8782 Address: 4-21-26 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.marni-international.com
MISSONI JINGUMAE Phone: +81 3 5468 5678 Address: 5-7-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: www.missoni.com
MIU MIU MINAMI AOYAMA Phone: +81 3 5778 0511 Address: 5-5-8 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.miumiu.com
PAUL SMITH JINGUMAE Phone: +81 3 5766 1788 Address: 5-46-14 Jingumae Shibuya-ku
 
MINAMI AOYAMA Phone: +81 3 5485 1788 Address: 5-17-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.paulsmith.co.uk
POLO RALPH LAUREN JINGUMAE Phone: +81 3 6438 5800 Address: 4-25-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: www.ralphlauren.com
PRADA GINZA Phone: +81 3 3575 9071 Address: 6-10-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku
 
MINAMI AOYAMA Phone: +81 3 6148 0400 Address: 5-2-6 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.prada.com
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO GINZA Phone: +81 3 3572 6600 Address: B1/F – 2/F, Ginza Tokai Building, 7-8-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.ferragamo.com
 
TOD’S OMOTESANDO HILLS Phone: +81 3 6419 2055 Address: Omotesando, 5-1-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: www.todsgroup.com
VERSACE KIOI-CHO Phone: +81 3 3262 2777 Address: Shin Kioi-cho Building 1F, 4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku Website: www.versace.com
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD JINGUMAE Phone: +81 3 5774 5939 Address: 5-49-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
 
SHIBUYA-KU Phone: +81 3 5728 2083 Address: 1-33-36 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku Website: www.viviennewestwood.com

JEWELRY & WATCHES

AUDEMARS PIGUET BOUTIQUE Phone: +81 3 6830 0788 Address: AP Tower 7-8-8, Ginza Chuo-ku
 
BEST SHINJUKU Phone: +81 3 5360 6800 Address: 3-17-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Website: www.audemarspiguet.com
BREGUET Phone: +81 3 6254 7211 Address: Nicolas G. Hayek Center, 7-9-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.breguet.com
CARTIER BOUTIQUE CARTIER – NIHONBASHI Phone: +81 3 3211 4111 Address: Takashimaya Tokyo, 2-4-1 Nihonbashi
 
BOUTIQUE CARTIER – GINZA Phone: +81 3 3289 5871 Address: Ginza Honten, 5-5-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.cartier.com
CHANEL – WATCHES & FINE JEWELRY Phone: +81 3 3289 5519 Address: 6-7-19 Ginza, Chuo-ku
 
JINGUMAE Phone: +81 3 6408 0630 Address: 5-10-1 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Website: www.chanel.com
CHOPARD FLAGSHIP STORE Phone: +81 3 5524 8972 Address: Chopard Building, 2-4-14 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.chopard.com
DE BEERS DE BEERS BOUTIQUE Phone: +81 3 5524 6055 Address: De Beers Ginza Building, 2-5-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku
 
DE BEERS BOUTIQUE Phone: +81 3 5363 5445 Address: 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Website: www.debeers.com
DIOR HORLOGERIE DIOR HOMME Phone: +81 3 5464 6263 Address: Omotesando, 5-9-11 Shibuya-ku
 
GINZA Phone: +81 3 5537 8211 Address: Chuo Building Tokyo, 1-3F, 5-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.diorhorlogerie.com
HUBLOT FLAGSHIP STORE Phone: +81 3 5360 6800 Address: 3-17-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Website: www.hublot.com
DOUZE 12 AOYAMA Phone: +81 5 770 0012 Address: Minami- Aoyama NS Bldg 1&2F, 2-27-20 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.iwc.ch
IWC GINZA MATSUYAO Phone: +81 3 3519 3737 Address: 6-1, 3-Chome, Ginza Chuoku
 
BEST SHINJUKU Phone: +81 3 5360 6800 Address: 3-17-12, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Website: www.iwc.ch
COMMON TIME SHIBUYA BY CHARMY GINZA MATSUYAO Phone: +81 3 3780 5550 Address: 20-7, 1-Chome, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku Website: www.charmy.co.jp
JAEGER-LECOULTRE TAKASHIMAYA TOKYO Phone: +81 3 3211 4111 Address: 2-4-1 NNihonbashi, Chuo-ku
 
DAIMARU TOKYO Phone: +81 3 3212 8011 Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Website: www.jaegerlecoultre.com
MONTBLANC MONTBLANC BOUTIQUE Phone: +81 3 5568 8881 Address: 7-9-11 Montblanc Ginza Building, Chuo-ku Website: www.montblanc.com
OFFICINE PANERAI OFFICINE PANERAI Phone: +81 3 5568 7111 Address: 7-6-19 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.panerai.com
OMEGA OMEGA BOUTIQUE Phone: +81 3 6254 7222 Address: Nicolas G. Hayek Center 2F, 7-9-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.omegawatches.com
HOUR GLASS Address: 1st Floor, 5-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku Phone: +81 3 5537 7888 Website: www.thehourglass.com
PIAGET IKEBUKURO SEIBU Phone: + 81 3 5949 2633 Address: 6F, 1-28-1 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
 
NIHOMBASHI MITSUKOSHI Phone: +81 3 3274 8479 Address: 6F Watch Salon, 1-4-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku Website: www.piaget.com
TAG HEUER TAG HEUER BOUTIQUE Phone: +81 3 6215 6030 Address: 5-3-9 Ginza, Chuo-ku
 
TAG HEUER BOUTIQUE Phone: +81 3 5467 4881 Address: VenteVell Building, 5-8-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: www.tagheuer.com
TIFFANY SHINJUKU TAKASHIMAYA Phone: +81 3 5361 1908 Address: 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
 
SHINJUKU MITSUKOSHI ALCOTT Phone: +81 3 5368 8911 Address: 3-29-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Website: www.tiffany.com
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS SHIBUYA SEIBU Phone: +81 3 5949 2604 Address: Ikebukuro Seibu 6F, 1-28-1 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Website: www.vancleef-arpels.com
ZENITH BEST Phone: +81 3 5360 6800 Address: 3-17-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Website: www.zenith-watches.com