As Japan's fashion capital, Tokyo has a wealth of enticing stores where you can find the latest fashions and accessories of virtually any style and genre. But to really make your statement, wristwatches are an essential item for expressing your individuality – plus they make the perfect souvenir or gift from your Japan travels!
When looking for quality watches at reasonable prices while shopping in Japan, we'd like you to know about TiCTAC – one of the nation’s specialty retailers. Here, we'll share about TiCTAC’s features and recommended timepieces. Watches such as those made in Japan, those with stylish designs, and many others you'd surely want on your wrist right now are all available here!
TiCTAC: a chain of specialty stores offering an array of stylish wristwatches
TiCTAC is a chain of watch stores frequented by a wide range of timepiece aficionados, with customers of all ages and nationalities. The secret to its popularity is its merchandise mix chosen through the company's unique perspective. The majority of its wristwatches are Made in Japan, specially selected for their design, functionality, and value for money. At a TiCTAC store, you're sure to find the timepiece that best suits your needs.
TiCTAC branches are located near Tokyo's main train stations: Ikebukuro, Shibuya, and Shinjuku. Their convenient locations make it easy to drop by a branch to shop while you're sightseeing. Shopping in a stylish retail space will also add even more excitement to your trip. Branches are sleek and compact, so you won't have a hard time choosing the perfect watch. It's the smartest way to shop, especially for those with packed schedules.
Let's take a look at popular watches! Here are 5 of TiCTAC's recommended wristwatches
Among the many wristwatches at TiCTAC, these five are especially popular. They also offer many original watches available exclusively at their stores, in addition to limited-edition timepieces. These products are safe bets, so if there's one you really like, they recommend that you buy it right then and there.
①G-SHOCK & BABY-G: Staples for casual occasions
G-SHOCK enjoys widespread appeal even in Japan. Featuring a durable, high-performance design suitable for any occasion, it's also fantastic as a men's fashion accessory with its dynamic form. It continues to have a huge fan base despite debuting over 35 years ago, as the brand continues to launch a variety of models regularly.
BABY-G is G-SHOCK's line for ladies. While it's as tough as G-SHOCK, its feminine form and colors suit active and energetic women very well.
②“Movement in Motion”: A beloved, sought-after watch that transcends time
Movement in Motion is an original TiCTAC brand. It's been very well received for its easy-to-use functionality, as well as its sophisticated designs. The wristwatch in the picture is a modified version of the “ANA-DIGI TEMP,” a model popular in the 1980s created in collaboration with CITIZEN.
Combining both analog and digital features which were cutting-edge at the time, the face of this watch still exudes a retro yet modern, timeless feel. Any recipient of this unique timepiece will surely be delighted to have it. Its popularity sometimes creates shortages in supply, so if you want one and find one, don't hesitate to buy it.
③Agnes b. “Pair Watches”: Special timepieces that deepen the bond between you and your loved one
In the ever-changing world of fashion, agnes b. pursues the creation of timeless products you'll love for a lifetime. Lacking excessive ornamentation, these watches' simple design will suit any outfit. Designed to complement each other, the brand's “Pair Watches” for men and women are especially popular.
“Pair” wristwatches have become classic pieces for couples to wear because they symbolize couples growing closer to each other as time passes. In Japan, they are emblems of the bond between two people, and are often given to each other during anniversaries.
④xC SAKURA PINK: A wristwatch that complements a woman's beauty
Combining glitz and elegance, xC (pronounced “cross c”) is a line of ladies' watches from CITIZEN. The watches' small and graceful designs have long been beloved by women since the line's launch. “Sakura Pink” is an especially popular color.
The “Sakura Pink” color was specially developed based on the concept of making women's skin even more beautiful. If you're looking for a gift for a lady, you should definitely consider this timepiece.
⑤SPICA Change Bezel: A customizable watch to match your outfit of the day
A TiCTAC original, SPICA features a lovely design that's perfect for women who enjoy dressing up. In commemoration of its tenth anniversary, this “Change Bezel” model has detachable bezels (outer frames) to match any outfit or mood.
With 11 bezels of varying colors, this watch is meant to be enjoyed like other accessories that can be changed on a whim. This is a charming, first-rate wristwatch with an incomparable appeal.
Find the perfect wristwatch for you or a loved one - at TiCTAC
We hope you've enjoyed this introduction to TiCTAC, Japan’s popular chain of watch stores, and their recommended brands. Please do include a visit to a TiCTAC branch during your shopping sprees in Japan! We’re sure this is where you'll surely find the perfect watch for you or a loved one.
TiCTAC Ikebukuro PARCOTiCTAC 池袋パルコ店
- Address Ikebukuro PARCO Main Building 4F, 1-28-2, Minamiikebukuro, Tokyo, 171-8557
LUMINE EST 5F, 3-38-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022
Shinjuku Station （JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Chuo Main Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Toei Shinjuku Line / Toei Oedo Line / Keio Line / Keio New Line / Odakyu Odawara Line）
- Phone Number 03-3350-3667
- Address LUMINE EST 5F, 3-38-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022
Shin Marunouchi Building 4F, 1-5-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-6504
Tokyo Station （Tokaido Shinkansen Line / Hokkaido Shinkansen Line / Tohoku Shinkansen Line / Akita Shinkansen Line / Yamagata Shinkansen Line / Joetsu Shinkansen Line / Hokuriku Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Yokosuka Line / JR Sobu Main Line / JR Sobu Main Line (Rapid) / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Chuo Main Line / JR Keiyo Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line）
- Phone Number 03-3211-5117
- Address Shin Marunouchi Building 4F, 1-5-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-6504
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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