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Tokyo Shopping Spree: 10 Most Popular Gift Shops in Ginza (October 2019 Ranking)

Tokyo Shopping Spree: 10 Most Popular Gift Shops in Ginza (October 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 3 November 2019

Here are the best Gift Shops in Ginza, 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, Jugetsudo Ginza Kabukiza, Ginza Seiyudo, Kagami Crystal shop in Ginza and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Ginza!

1.Jugetsudo Ginza Kabukiza

1.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.

Feel free to contact the shop beforehand, as they also offer a reservation-only English-language option that runs about 60 minutes. Located in Ginza, the very heart of Tokyo, this is a place to forget about the bustle of the city and savor the culture and flavors of Japanese tea in a relaxed atmosphere.

2.Ginza Seiyudo

2.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

3.Kagami Crystal shop in Ginza

3.Kagami Crystal shop in Ginza

Since being born as a crystal glass manufacturer in 1934, it has been loved by a wide range of ages due to the high artistry created by Japanese people and the continuation of reliable quality. It has been delivered to the imperial family, the Japanese embassy and consulates, and has been highly evaluated. Kagami Crystal's signature product, Edo Kiriko, is a traditional Japanese craft and is very pleased with souvenirs. Please come to the store, pick up the product and check it. We look forward to your visit.

4.Ginza Natsuno

4.Ginza Natsuno

With an extraordinary collection of over 3,000 varieties of chopsticks and 1,000 varieties of chopstick rests, our gallery is the largest dealer of chopsticks in all of Japan.
We also carry pottery, lacquerware, glassware, metalworks, regional dolls, and other traditional crafts that make it worth a visit just to look around.

Many of the products on offer are original works that can’t be bought anywhere else. This includes special pieces that reach the level of art, as well as objects of everyday use.The staff will help guide you through the many choices to find chopsticks you will love, be it made from sacred woods or lacquerware made by traditional techniques across Japan, pairs for small hands or large hands, those of unique design and color, and even pairs for those that stress functionality.

From the extraordinary to the every-day, our lineup has something for everyone.

Don’t miss this chance to select from authentic Japanese crafts that are rarely found outside the country. They can easily be carried home and are an item you are sure to use. They are also perfect as souvenir gifts. No matter what your purpose, you’re sure to enjoy this flagship store of the nation of chopsticks.

5.Phiten Ginza Store

5.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!

6.Long-established incense shop - Shoyeido Ginza Store-

6.Long-established incense shop - Shoyeido Ginza Store-

Since our establishment in 1705, Shoyeido has worked diligently to perfect the art of manufacturing Japanese incense, also known as “Koh”.

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of Japanese incense for use in many applications-for praying in a religious setting, for special activities such as Tea Ceremony, and simply to scent a room for a casual occasion. We create styles of incense ranging from stick incense to aromatic wood chips, kneaded incense, pressed incense and sachets.

It is our mission at Shoyeido to continue to uphold the traditions, art, and ancestry in the manufacturing of Japanese Incense “Koh”.

Our store is located in Ginza.It takes 8 minutes on foot from Ginza station or takes 5 minutes on foot from Shinbashi station. You can try the fragrance of incense which is lighted at the store. You can find many items which are published in the catalogue and web-shop.
In addition, we also have limited items which are available only in our stores.

We are happy to help our guests find their new favorite item from among various fragrance. Once you step into our shop, you can feel the taste and hospitality of Kyoto with good fragrance.

7.Liquor Shop GINZA KIMIJIMAYA

7.Liquor Shop GINZA KIMIJIMAYA

Ginza Kimijimaya offers a great selection of handpicked sakes, shochus and wines. In addition to serving alcohol connoisseurs, we also supply restaurants and bars in the Ginza area.

We are located between Ginza and Tokyo Station, so why not stop by while you are sightseeing in Ginza. We also have a standing bar where you can try over ten different brands of Japanese sake, from seasonal picks to old favorites.

Out of these, our own original Passion Series Sake Tasting Set  is very popular. We provide shochus distilled from potato, rice, barley, and brown sugar, as well as awamori. You can also order our champagne, sparkling wine, white wine and red wine recommendations by the glass.

At weekends we offer tasting sets and special wines. We also provide bar snacks such as cheese platters, cheese pickled with miso, and dry-cured ham. Takoriki takoyaki is especially popular paired with sake or wine. Our English-speaking staff can introduce our recommended alcohol selections. We look forward to seeing you in store.

8.Kimono Ginza Iori in front of Kabukiza

8.Kimono Ginza Iori in front of Kabukiza

At “Ginza IORI”, ‘living national treasure’ artists and articles of uncommon beauty, of rare dyeing and weaving craft, from all production areas of the country, works of individual artists with experience in exquisite dyeing and weaving, are delivered all over the country, at a reasonable price. From beginners to kimono connoisseurs, we enjoy a hugely favorable reputation.

Conveniently located in front of Kabuki-za, every day we welcome many people to our shop, not only Japanese customers but foreign sightseers from countries all over the world. We carry various handcrafted, Japanese made goods as souvenirs, such as folding fans, purses and accessories, all of which are very popular. In addition, we have English speaking staff, so you can speak to us at ease. Please feel free to visit as at your leisure.

9.KOHGEN Ginza (incense store)

9.KOHGEN Ginza (incense store)

At KOHGEN Ginza, we have a wide selection of over 5,000 different kinds of incense products, sticks, and various Buddhist prayer beads.

We offer incenses from domestic producers, as well as our own original incenses. Not all incense shops can test the scent.But in our store you can try the scent of your interest for free.

At our store, we offer everything from traditional Japanese scents to Western-style floral aromas. Customers are also welcome to browse our stock of Agarwood incense sticks, which are increasingly rare.

In addition, we also have various Buddhist prayer beads and bracelets, which you may freely touch and try on before buying.

10.YAMANO MUSIC CO.,LTD. Ginza Main Shop

10.YAMANO MUSIC CO.,LTD. Ginza Main Shop

Located at Ginza 4-Chome in the center of Ginza, one of Japan’s main shopping districts, we stock instruments, sheet music, CDs and DVDs as Japan’s premier music shop.

This branch is a long-established shop in business for over 125 years, and is a trusted dealer of musical instruments in Japan.

Our shelves are filled with instruments of all kinds, from a world-class selection of wind instruments including flutes, saxophones, clarinets, and trumpets, to violins, cellos, and other string instruments, guitars, ukuleles, harmonicas, ocarinas, and pianos. Instruments for complete beginners all the way to high-end models for professional use are on hand. We carry a wide range of brands including Made in Japan and globally renowned brands.

Also look forward to browsing popular artists from J-pop, K-pop and other trending genres in our CD and DVD section, plus our popular sheet music section with genres from pop to classical. Duty-free shopping is, of course, available. Chinese and English-speaking staff are on hand, so international customers can enjoy shopping without worrying about the language barrier.

*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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