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Tokyo Shopping Trip: Top 10 Most Popular Gift Shops in Tokyo and Surroundings

Tokyo Shopping Trip: Top 10 Most Popular Gift Shops in Tokyo and Surroundings

Date published: 13 March 2020
Last updated: 18 March 2020

Here are the best Gift Shops in Tokyo and Surroundings, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.

For instance, NIHONBO Chopsticks Specialty Shop (Hiroo store), Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Lumine Shinjuku Store, Yellow Submarine Akihabara Main Shop ★Mint and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Tokyo and Surroundings!

Table of Contents
  1. 1. NIHONBO Chopsticks Specialty Shop (Hiroo store)
  2. 2. Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Lumine Shinjuku Store
  3. 3. Yellow Submarine Akihabara Main Shop ★Mint
  4. 4. Jugetsudo Ginza Kabukiza
  5. 5. Pipe - Museum
  6. 6. Phiten Asakusa Store
  7. 7. Kagami Crystal shop in Ginza
  8. 8. RetroGame CAMP AKIHABARA
  9. 9. Ginza Seiyudo
  10. 10. Phiten Ginza Store

1. NIHONBO Chopsticks Specialty Shop (Hiroo store)

1. NIHONBO Chopsticks Specialty Shop (Hiroo store)

HYOZAEMON specializes in chopsticks, and is only a one-minute walk away from Hiroo Station. First and foremost, our chopsticks are made with customer safety in mind, using a material called virgin lacquer on the tips or entire sticks, which contains no harmful substances. Many tourists from other countries come to our shop, and some of our best sellers are gift sets perfect for commemorative dates, souvenirs, wedding celebrations, and more. The selection is remarkable, and for an extra 300 JPY (excluding tax), we can add your name to the chopsticks you purchase, which has become a very popular service. Not only names, but also messages can be added in Japanese or English lettering on the day of purchase. Our chopsticks are organized in specialty corners, under categories such as easy-to-use chopsticks, easy-to-grip chopsticks, hard-to-drop chopsticks, mother-of-pearl chopsticks, colorful chopsticks, and more. Other popular products include our special Japanese-style wrapping cloth, chopstick rests, chopsticks made of recycled broken baseball bats, and more.

2. Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Lumine Shinjuku Store

2. Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Lumine Shinjuku Store

The Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory at the Lumine Shinjuku Store enjoys high popularity and ratings among customers within and outside Japan. We have an assortment of pastries made with carefully selected ingredients from across the world, such as our Salt & Camembert Cookie which is made with Hokkaido milk and French Guérande salt, and a camembert cheese chocolate filling in between. Our premium soft serve CowCowIce is only available at Lumine Shinjuku. CowCowIce Mix soft serve ice cream is made with Hokkaido Tokachi’s Jersey milk, two kinds of cream cheese, and Hokkaido’s Gouda cheese. Every CowCowIce waffle cone blended with Vintage Red Cheddar is a creation with best selected ingredients baked by hand.

3. Yellow Submarine Akihabara Main Shop ★Mint

3. Yellow Submarine Akihabara Main Shop ★Mint

The Akihabara branch of ”Yellow Submarine,” a toy model and card game shop with locations throughout Japan. Located just outside Akihabara Station on the 6th floor of the Akihabara Radio Kaikan, we have everything from character goods to scale models, trading card games, and more.
Product categories are separated by floor. On the Character & Toy Floor, we have Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and more from the special effects genre known as 'Tokusatsu,' as well as Gundam and other plastic models, and anime character figurines including Dragon Ball, One Piece, Gundam, and more. Also, on the Scale Model Floor we have cars, airplanes, tanks, ships, tools and materials. And on the game floor, customers will find trading cards and photographs of sports athletes, idols, and others, plus various card games.

4. Jugetsudo Ginza Kabukiza

4. Jugetsudo Ginza Kabukiza

Jugetsudo Ginza Kabukiza is a Japanese tea café and tea-leaf shop operated by Maruyama Nori, a firm founded 165 years ago. This shop was designed by Kengo Kuma, a world-famous architect who also designed the Jugetsudo in Paris, France. Located in a space surrounded by 3,000 bamboo trees, the shop has a terrace where several kinds of Japanese tea and lunch are served together with a view of the Japanese garden on the rooftop of the Kabukiza Theater. There are also counter seats where you can see before your very eyes the formal preparation of traditional Japanese tea and a sales area if you’d like to pick up a souvenir of Tokyo in the form of high-quality sweets and tea leaves.
Their most popular event is their Japanese tea experience option. You’ll be able to enjoy several types of Japanese tea including sencha (standard whole-leaf), gyokuro (shade-grown whole leaf), and matcha (ground tea powder) together with seasonal confectionaries. Presented together with a lecture, it’s perfect for both beginners and long-time Japanese tea lovers.

5. Pipe - Museum

5. Pipe - Museum

One of Tokyo’s largest smoking article specialty stores. We have an abundant stock of over 1,000 items. A variety of water pipes, hookahs, and hand pipes are available; knowledgeable staff offer explanations of Electric cigarette & VAPE products, provide test smoking of e-liquids made in Japan, and answer questions on broken items, problems, and other issues.
A long-standing select shop of psychedelic art, Psychedelic Garden, is also located in the spot, with psychedelic art, music, fashion items, and party tickets collected around the world. Please feel free to stop by.

  • Pipe - Museum
    Pipe - Museum
    Pipe - Museum
    • Address Fukuhachi Building B1, 7-8-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023
    • Nearest Station 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)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-6279-2380

6. Phiten Asakusa Store

6. Phiten Asakusa Store

All Phiten products represent the company’s uncompromising search for health, as encapsulated in the slogan, “Everything we do, we do for your health.”

The store carries an extensive selection of products addressing the diverse needs of customers, including sports, wellness, and beauty products; RAKUWA series ; supporters; and items from apparel companies.

Phiten Asakusa Store is conveniently located near the station. There is one section in the store devoted to body-care products. The store features a hyperbaric chamber, which delivers extra oxygen to your body. The store also offers various accessories, such as bracelets and necklaces. Body care products, such as supporters and titanium tapes, are popular.

7. Kagami Crystal shop in Ginza

7. Kagami Crystal shop in Ginza

Since its founding as a crystal glass manufacture in 1934, Kagami Crystal has been loved by people of every generation owing to continued dedication toward the artistic excellence and guaranteed quality of Japanese craftspeople. Their figurehead product, Edo kiriko (traditional Tokyo-style cut class), will make a perfect gift for you friends and family back home.

  • Kagami Crystal shop in Ginza
    Kagami Crystal shop in Ginza
    カガミクリスタル 銀座ショップ
    • Address 6-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061
    • Nearest Station Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3569-0081

8. RetroGame CAMP AKIHABARA

8. RetroGame CAMP AKIHABARA

If you’re looking for anything from the latest plug-compatible console to genuine retro game console, Retro Game CAMP Akihabara is the place for you.What sets us apart is our online shop, where you can order games from all over the world.
We also have a sister store, Retro Game CAMP Dungeon, located in the basement floor of a nearby building. Each item we sell is tested and thoroughly cleaned by our expert staff. We don’t sell any dirty, beaten-up games! We also replace the batteries in our games, so you can enjoy playing for years to come without losing your save data. Check for a gold label to see if the game has a new battery installed.
We’ve continued striving to please all our customers for over twenty years. Come join us for some retro game nostalgia as you enjoy our 8-bit tunes!

9. Ginza Seiyudo

9. Ginza Seiyudo

Ginza Seiyudo is one of the largest specialty shops for Japanese swords in Japan. Located as it is in Ginza, Japan’s preeminent shopping area, access to public transport is very convenient and many first-class hotels and famous theaters line the streets of the neighborhood. This shop has earned the trust of both domestic sword lovers as well as collectors from around the world.

Japanese swords are the crystalized embodiment of Japanese craft culture, with some coming down to the present day from over a millennium ago. These are examples of iron craftsmanship that Japan can boast of globally, incomparable in worth and aesthetic value among the swords of the world. Treasures in and of themselves, Japanese swords are not mere cheap pieces of artworks, nor do they suffer from the catastrophic price collapses often seen among old coins or paintings

This shop is glad to introduce a wide range of customers to high-quality Japanese swords with superb added-value, dedicating itself to satisfying patrons and carrying an array of items from accessibly-priced products to works by famous masters.

  • Ginza Seiyudo
    Goods
    • Address Ginza five the second floor, 5-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061
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    • Nearest Station Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
      2 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3558-8001

10. Phiten Ginza Store

10. Phiten Ginza Store

All Phiten products represent the company’s uncompromising search for health, as encapsulated in the slogan, “Everything we do, we do for your health,”

The store has an extensive lineup of body-care products and life-style goods addressing the diverse needs of customers, including sports, wellness, and beauty products; RAKUWA Series; supporters; items from apparel companies; and skin- and hair-care products.

Located near the station, within convenient reach of Tsukiji, Phiten Ginza Store offers a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of Ginza. The store carries an extensive lineup of products. Mulberry leaf tea and dietary supplement products are especially popular.

At Phiten Ginza Store, international visitors can enjoy a tax-free shopping experience. Product descriptions are available in seven languages via a device set up in the store. Please stop by for a visit!

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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