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Shopping in Japan, Tokyo

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1. Posted by ryuska (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

intend to go Tokyo this October for about 4 days purely to shop and eat plus sightseeing.

Any recommendations?

Also, I hope to visit the pet shops in Tokyo...would be grateful for advice on where these pet shops are located in Tokyo.

2. Posted by SaschaT (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

What do you want to buy? For consumer electronics I recommend Akihabara. But it's not as cheap as one would expect, you need to compare prices before you buy. Especially the "tax free" offers are not necessarily the best buys.

3. Posted by ryuska (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

Thinking of getting clothes, books and pet accessories.

Heard electronics in Japan itself is very x...unlikely to be getting it.

4. Posted by SaschaT (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

For books and second hand stuff check out Kanda district

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

I just got back from Tokyo, and the prices are REALLY expensive. Not sure what prices are like in Singapore, but there are much better places to shop if you are looking for deals...

For cheaper clothes, I might suggest checking out the area to the east of Shinjuku station. There are lots of places here to find clothes. For high end stuff, Ginza has a lot of the typical high end shops.

I looked at some clothes when I was there, and found that beside for the cost, they didn't have much that would fit me. Most of the clothes are built for the smaller Japanese frame. If you are small framed, won't be a concern, but it really meant that there was little for me to buy.

6. Posted by ryuska (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

heard quite a lot from people who came back that the prices are real steep ... guess it may turn out more of a sightseeing trip than shopping then ...

thx guys, for all the advice

7. Posted by danahawkins (Inactive 128 posts) 10y

For some funky and downright crazy fashion, check out the shops in Harajuku. Definately entertaining.

Shibuya also has the latest standard Japanese trends.