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Tokyo Shopping Trip: Top 10 Most Popular Shopping Malls in Tokyo and Surroundings (August 2019 Ranking)

Tokyo Shopping Trip: Top 10 Most Popular Shopping Malls in Tokyo and Surroundings (August 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 7 September 2019
Last updated: 10 September 2019

Here are the best Shopping Malls 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, VenusFort, Odakyu Shinjuku MYLORD, Roppongi Hills and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Tokyo and Surroundings!

1. VenusFort

1. VenusFort

The Venus Fort in the Odaiba area is a unique shopping mall with its interior that evokes a medieval European town. There are many shops in the mall, always teeming with shoppers. Kids wear, pet supplies, and home appliances are on the first floor. The second floor specializes in fashion items and cosmetics, and the third floor is an urban outlet store. The largest of three people’s squares boasts a fountain and is very popular as a meeting or photo-shooting place. Looking up at the ceiling, you can enjoy images of a sky that changes from a clear blue sky to a sunset while being inside the building. By the information desk in the front is a replica of the Mouth of Truth made with Italian marble imported from Rome. At the information counter on the second floor, staff who can speak foreign languages are available to help tourists from overseas. Some shops offer duty-free services.

2. Odakyu Shinjuku MYLORD

2. Odakyu Shinjuku MYLORD

Featuring fashion retailers, assorted shops, cosmetic stores, restaurants, cafes, and more, Mylord Shinjuku is a shopping complex located just near the south exit of Shinjuku Station on the Odakyu Line. Situated above the station, it’s great for shopping on a rainy day, and there's Odakyu Free Wi-Fi available too! With restaurants and cafes open until 11:00 p.m., you can enjoy a leisurely dinner late into the evening.

  • Odakyu Shinjuku MYLORD
    Goods
    • Address 1-1-3, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023
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    • 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)
      1 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3346-5611

3. Roppongi Hills

3. Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills was created as a collaborative project by architects and designers from around the world. The Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, which is its symbol, has an avant-garde design based on an image of armor. There are over 200 shops, the Tokyo's first multiplex, a hotel, TV station and gardens on the site of approximately 27 acres. Over 11 meters high ceiling and 360-degree glass windows give an effect of spaciousness in the Tokyo City View observation deck on the 52nd floor. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the dynamically changing city of Tokyo. Mori Art Museum, on the highest 53rd floor, holds innovative exhibitions mainly for modern art as well as fashion, architecture, design, photograph and film. In traditional Japanese circuit style garden, Mohri Garden, a pond, waterfalls and streams are reproduced and cherry and Ginkgo trees are planted.

4. TOKYU PLAZA OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU

4. TOKYU PLAZA OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku located in the center of the Omotesando/Harajuku area. Elegant shops line beyond our distinctive mirrored entrance, known as the ”kaleidoscope.” The basement to second floors contain flagship stores which boast the best line-up of products from high-powered brand names. On the third to fifth floors, you can enjoy a rich variety of stores, particularly ones offering apparel, cosmetics, and other miscellaneous goods. The sixth and seventh floors house popular cafés and restaurants. Also Omohara Forest, a rooftop garden on the sixth floor, offers a rest space overflowing with greenery secluded from the bustle of the city, where you can relax while enjoying the pleasant breeze.

5. Aeon Mall - Narita

5. Aeon Mall - Narita

It has 174 stores that cover dining, clothing, living and entertainment, and includes a supermarket, fashion stores, household goods retailers, and a variety of restaurants. It is popular for being a place where you can find any items you want. At the event plazas situated sparsely in the building, events that include special sales promotions for a collection of delicious food from all over the country and music concerts are held. At a food court that gathers 12 food vendors, you can enjoy a variety of Japanese, Western, or Chinese dishes and sweets such as ice cream and doughnuts. There is a nursing room and a kids' area as well.

6. DiverCity Tokyo Plaza

6. DiverCity Tokyo Plaza

Visitors are welcomed by the life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue at the Festival Plaza. This statue can even transform from Unicorn Mode to Destroy Mode.
Also, The Gundam Base Tokyo on the 7th floor is Japan's first facility dedicated to Gundam plastic models.
A total of approximately 2,000 items are available for purchase, including limited-edition Gundam items only sold here, and Gundam fans can have a blast making Gundam models, learning, and exploring the world of Gundam models.
DiverCity Tokyo Plaza is flush with Japanese-style shops and restaurants! Savor a plentiful variety of Japanese food, such as dessert drinks made with Japanese tea and matcha powdered green tea, or fresh-caught seafood at a conveyor belt sushi bar!

7. Asakusa EKIMISE

7. Asakusa EKIMISE

Directly connected to Asakusa Station so you don’t need to worry about getting wet in the rain, Asakusa Ekimise has over 150 shops. Matsuya Asakusa (B1, 1F, 3F) provides products like pre-made Japanese and Western meals, Japanese side dishes, Western and Japanese style confectioneries, and women’s clothing. The Ekimise section extends from the 4th to the 7th floor and includes fashion items, miscellaneous goods and accessories, and traditional Japanese items and apparel. The 6th floor is home to the tax-free electric appliances shop Nojima, and on the 7th floor you’ll find the restaurant area where you can dine on Japanese dishes like sushi and udon noodles and items from Chinese and Korean cuisine. From the rooftop Halle Terrace, take in the view of the Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest stand-alone communications tower. The view of the city at night here comes highly recommended. This is a complex where customers the world over can enjoy shopping thanks to the telephone interpretation service and Tobu Free Wi-Fi (7F only).

  • Asakusa EKIMISE
    Appealing
    • Address 1-4-1, Hanakawado, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0033
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    • Nearest Station Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Toei Asakusa Line / Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line) / Tsukuba Express)
      1 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 03-6802-8633

8. JP Tower KITTE

8. JP Tower KITTE

Located in front of Tokyo Station, this shopping center is operated by Japan Post, The former Tokyo central post office building was partly preserved and renovated into the KITTE building and opened to the public in March 2013. With the concept of ”Feel Japan,” and to introduce the comfort, depth, and joy of Japanese culture, about 100 shops and restaurants offer local Japanese specialties and selected quality products. The building has seven stories, six above ground and one below, with each floor decorated based on a theme. On the 4th floor, the former head officer's room is preserved to show the olden days. KITTE Garden on the roof, with a view of Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, is the ideal place for a break.

  • JP Tower KITTE
    • Address Marunouchi 2-7-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-7090
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    • Nearest Station 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 03-3216-2811

9. Sunshine City

9. Sunshine City

Sunshine City opened in 1978 as the core project for development of the Ikebukuro area, and as the first large-scale private-sector initiative. In addition to shops and restaurants, there are many amusement facilities such as an observatory and aquarium. Furthermore, it also includes apartments and hotels, creating a space that contains many of the functions needed for urban life. The Sunshine Aquarium has a history of over 30 years as an urban aquarium, and there are popular performances of sea lions, pelicans and penguins that are held each day. The Konica Minolta Planetarium was renovated in December 2015. Under the theme of ”liberation of the senses”, it features full-dome projection of high-resolution full-color CG motion imaging accompanied by music and scents, making for an amazingly realistic experience.

10. Omotesando Hills

10. Omotesando Hills

Omotesando Hills has been open to the public since February 2006. It was constructed as a project to remodel the Dojunkai Aoyama Apartment complex, which was developed as a part of the reconstruction project after the Great Kanto earthquake. It was designed by the architect, Tadao Ando and its facade extends a quarter of the length of the Omotesando area, which spans from the Omotesando subway station to Meiji Shrine. The complex, with six stories aboveground and six underground, features a commercial section boasting approximately 100 shops, a residential section and a parking garage with capacity for 196 vehicles. In September 2009, an area for children, Kids-no-mori was established on the B2 floor of the main building. The area has private breastfeeding rooms and nappy change areas and provides such services as baby stroller rental services. The family friendly environment attracts many young people and families with small children, especially during weekends and holidays.

  • Omotesando Hills
    • Address 4-12-10, Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001
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    • Nearest Station Omotesando Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)
      2 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3497-0310
*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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