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Best Shopping in Tokyo, Japan

Posted: Aug. 3rd, 2010  |  By Carly Zinderman
Best Shopping in Tokyo: Gwen Stefani immortalized the fashion scene in Tokyo in her hit song Harajuku Girls. With the underground malls, Comme des Garcons, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood, Tokyo, and especially the Harajuku district, offers some of the most luxurious shopping in the entire world.

Ginza Street Ginza Street is amongst the most famous shopping area of Tokyo. Here you can find a large number of high end stores that sell everything from high fashion to traditional Japanese wares, as well as flagship stores for Hermès, Dior and Chanel. The area is also home to Tokyo's four largest department stores: Mitsukoshi, Matsuya, Matsuzakaya, and Waco.

Along the tree-lined streets you will find Japanese designer boutiques including Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, Issey Miyake, Tsumori Chisato and Frapbois as well as the international high-end retail including Prada, Tod's, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Dolce & Gabbana.

It is absolute that Akihabara is the largest town collecting all kinds of electronic appliances and devices in the world. The products at the very top of technology are always abundantly available here.

The famous pearl purveyor offers a store in Tokyo, filled with cultured pearls of all shapes and sizes. "I would like to adorn the necks of all the women of the world with pearls," Kokichi Mikimoto.

Japan Traditional Craft Center
In 1979, Japan Traditional Craft Center opened an exhibition hall to display representative objects of the traditional craft designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. Here various projects are carried out to deepen consumers' understanding of traditional craft products.
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