Shibuya in Tokyo is energetic, vibrant and one of the most popular shopping destinations not only in Japan but in the world. The district is large, almost maze-like in places, and filled with considerable crowds. From large scale department stores and malls to small boutique shops and quaint cafes, Shibuya is a hub of fashion showcasing the styles and trends of Tokyo’s youth and a place to buy almost anything. Whatever you are looking to buy, here is our Shibuya shopping guide to help you navigate your way through the bustling streets.
How to get to Shibuya District for your shopping spree
To start your shopping in Shibuya spree experience you will likely want to get off at Shibuya Station, one of the busiest train stations in the world. You can access the famous Shibuya Crossing which can be directly accessed from the train station exit. If you are traveling from Shinjuku Station to Shibuya, you will take the Yamanote Line directly to Shibuya Station which is approximately 10 minutes. If you are traveling from Tokyo Station you can also take the Yamanote Line directly to Shibuya Station which will take about 25 minutes.
While the possibilities are endless for shopping in Shibuya, here are some of the main highlights that you should explore while in the shopping district.
Mega Don Quijote (‘Mega Donki’)
This mega version of one of Japan’s most popular convenience stores is a tax-free shopping haven in Shibuya where you can purchase almost anything from eyelash curlers and face masks to instant noodle soup and fresh sushi. If you want to stock up on cosmetics, medicine, electronics, and food this is the place to buy, especially when you are looking for souvenirs to bring home. Mega Don Quijote is a one-stop-shop and it is also immaculately clean and well-organized which make the shopping experience quite unique.
Shibuya Location: 28-6 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0042, Japan
Open 24 hours 7 days a week
An iconic and well-known shopping mall situated near the Shibuya Scramble, Shibuya 109 is known to sell contemporary and stylish trends, targeted mostly towards young female shoppers. This is a great way to connect to the street style, infused with Hello Kitty and modern trends, the shops found throughout this giant store are sure to have the latest concepts. Keep in mind that Japanese sizes tend to run small, and often these shops sell a “one size fits all” style. Shopping at Shibuya 109 is intended to feel like a fashion community and the heart of Shibuya fashion culture.
2-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya 150-0043, Tokyo Prefecture
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM 7 days a week
Onitsuka Tiger is actually one of the oldest shoe companies in Japan, and still very much in style creating modern and contemporary shoes. If you are in the market for some new kicks, buying a pair of Onitsuka Tiger shoes is worth it. They sell all types of sports footwear from soccer, basketball and martial arts to tennis, golf, and cross-trainers. Even if you don’t intend on playing sports with these shoes, they are certainly part of the street style and worth taking a look while shopping in Shibuya.
150-0041 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jinnan, 1 21-3 Shibuya Kaminami Building 1F 2F
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM 7 days a week
Shibuya Parco Department Store
This is a fashion mall that ranges from shops selling trendy fashions to an extensive manga world and anime heaven. Notably, Shibuya Parco Department Store is known for housing the flagship One Piece store on the 6th floor, a haven for One Piece and manga lovers. There is also a Mugiwara merchandise store within the mall from cosplay to stationary and toys, there is an endless array of options. If you are looking to shop in Shibuya and purchase anime or manga merchandise or just want to see what there is, a visit to Shibuya Parco Department store is worth it.
15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-8377, Tokyo Prefecture
*Note this location is closed for renovations and will re-open early 2019
Tokyu Hands is a part of the Tokyu Department store, but this store is a DIY paradise filled with arts and craft materials. The floors are separated by category making it easy to find what you are looking for, and along the way find things you didn’t even know you needed. From tote bags to stationary and housewares, the products plentiful. It is easy to spend time in Tokyu Hands shopping and exploring the wide range of products, it is unlikely you will leave empty-Tokyu-handed.
36-4 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
Sun-Sat 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Takeshita Dori Street
In the Shibuya Shopping district, among the large department stores and malls, you will also find Takeshita Dori street, a pedestrian shopping street lined with shops and cafes and the core of Japanese street style which can be seen on the young trendsetters in the area. Large crowds will fill the pathways of both locals and tourists and this is the way to see the trends both on the street as well as on display in the stores. Perfect for people watching while eating cotton candy – you won’t have trouble spotting the fluffy treat while shopping in this district of Shibuya.
1, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Whether you are traveling with children, bringing back souvenirs for little ones or just looking to satisfy your inner child, Kiddy Land in Shibuya is filled with everything from Hello Kitty to Snoopy and every animated character in between. This is a Tokyo staple and the flagship location is part of the Shibuya shopping experience as they sell exclusive items. Five floors dedicated to animated characters and theme areas throughout the store, there is plenty of fun to be had at Kiddy Land in Shibuya.
6-1-9 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Mon – Fri 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat-Sun 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
After your shopping spree, you should not miss to check out the many bars in Shibuya as well.