Want to know what’s hot in Japanese fashion? Here’s a list of popular fashion complexes in Tokyo!
With a unique taste that can’t be seen anywhere else, Japanese fashion is gaining attention all over the world. Tokyo is without a doubt the source of popular Japanese fashion. If you plan to visit Tokyo, why not witness the forefront of Tokyo fashion?
Here, we recommend Tokyo fashion complexes that are the coolest selected carefully from a plethora of fashion complexes scattered around Tokyo.
Laforet Harajuku: Looking for KAWAII Fashion?
Even though in the same area as Shibuya, the fashion at Shibuya Station and Harajuku Station is slightly different. Laforet Harajyuku is the center of “KAWAII fashion” including street fashion, punk and Gothic-Lolita. Even if you’re not into this kind of fashion, just admiring the unique items will uplift your spirits.
Address: 1-11-16 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Access: 5-min walk from JR Harajuku Station, 1-min walk from Tokyo Metro Meiji Jingumae Station
SHIBUYA 109 : The fashion hub of youth culture
SHIBUYA 109 is well-known as Marukyu. It’s the symbolic representation of youth culture in Japan. With more than 100 shops targeted for those in their late teens to early twenties, this space is very popular among young girls. On weekends, many young people gather here from all over Japan.
Address: 1-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo
Access: 3-min walk from JR Shibuya Station
Shinjuku Marui Main Building : For a relaxed shopping experience
Different from Shibuya, Shinjuku is calm and chilled out. With a ton of shops to choose from, Shinjuku Marui Main Building is extremely spacious and you can enjoy shopping at a leisurely pace here. The fashion brands are mostly targeted for women in their twenties and thirties. For those who love toned down fashion, this place is for you!
Shinjuku Marui Main Building
Address: 3-30-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Access: Directly connected to Shinjuku Sanchome Station on Tokyo Metro Lines, and 4-min walk from JR Shinjuku Station
LUMINE Shinjuku: Perfect for women of all ages
LUMINE Shinjuku is divided into LUMINE 1 and LUMINE 2, and another section called LUMINE Est. If you want to see all the shops in these three buildings, you are bound to spend a whole day just in LUMINE. With a range of casual brands to select shops, you will find different kinds of fashion genres, and it’s said that many mothers and daughters come shopping in pairs here.
Address: LUMINE1: 1-1-5 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
LUMINE2: 3-38-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Access: Directly connected to Keio Shinjuku Station, 1-minute walk from JR, Odakyu Line, and Shinjuku Station on Toei Subway Line
LUMINE Ikebukuro: To check-out pop-up stores and fairs!
Same as LUMINE in Shinjuku, you will find select shops and casual fashion stores here. Often, pop-up stores, fairs and events are conducted in the B1 floor (passageway from station), so we recommend you check that out before going to the next level. Whenever you go, LUMINE Ikebukuro will surprise you with new things to buy!
Address: 1-11-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo
Access: Directly located outside the South exit of JR Ikebukuro Station
Ikebukuro PARCO : The place to learn art and culture
We mentioned PARCO in the Shibuya section, and here, we introduce the one in Ikebukuro, which is the flagship store and opened first! Ikebukuro PARCO is divided into three buildings: main, annex, and P’PARCO. Like Shibuya PARCO, Ikebukuro PARCO is also the place of origin of art and culture in Tokyo. You can purchase casual, classy and pop fashion brands here.
Address: 1-28-2 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo
Access: 1-min walk from JR Ikebukuro Station
Esola Ikebukuro : Home of chic and fashionable goods
“Your gateway to high-quality in Ikebukuro” is the concept of Esola Ikebukuro. With many brands targeted to women in their twenties to their forties, you see many office ladies who work nearby shopping here in the evening on weekdays. Although the number of shops are limited, you can get chic fashion items suitable for women.
Address: 1-12-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo
Access: Directly connected to JR Ikebukuro Station (head to South Exit)
Printemps Ginza: UNIQLO among high-class brand products!
Printemps, located in Ginza, has a line-up of high-class brands. Most brands cater to women in their thirties & forties, so you can guess that their products are refined and classy. You will be surprised to known that their latest attraction is UNIQLO, which is representative of Japanese fast fashion. This UNIQLO is a shop targeted for women only. Irrespective of whether you’ve been to UNIQLO before, do stop by here to pick up some trendy yet reasonable attire!
Address: 3-2-1 Ginza, Chuou, Tokyo
Access: 4-min walk from JR Yurakucho Station, 2-min walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Ginza Itchome Station on the Marunouchi Line, Ginza Line, and Ginza Station on the Hibiya Line
Yurakucho Marui: Recommended for couples & working women!
Yurakucho Marui is often crowded with women who work around the Ginza area. Amongst the Marui located in all of Japan, this one is famous for its calm, composed atmosphere and spaciousness. With many shops, you’ll almost never run out of places to check out. Luckily, they also have a rich selection for men as well as general merchandise, so we also recommend this place for couples and married folk.
Address: 2-7-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Access: 2-min walk from JR or Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Station, 2-min walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Itchome Station or Ginza Station
Marronnier Gate: Must-check for clothes, daily necessities and useful items!
At Marronnier Gate, you will find adult, casual fashion brands. They also have popular select shops from around the country, so if you come here, you can get a sneak peek at the popular fashion in Japan. The 5th to the 9th floor is occupied by the famous creative life-style store, Tokyu Hands. At Marronnier, you can not only check out fashion, but also interior, general merchandise and daily necessities!
Address: 2-2-14 Ginza, Chuou, Tokyo
Access: 3-min walk from Yurakucho Station on JR Keihin Tohoku Line, 3-min walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station, 1-min walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Itchome Station
So we’ve recommended fashion complexes from four areas: Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, and Ginza. How did you like this feature? Depending on the area, styles also vary! To find the fashion that suits you or that you love, do go out and explore these fashion complexes in Tokyo!
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