Shopping

Discover Tokyo's Unique & Quirky Stores

100 yen shops, Harajuku and gadgets you’ve never seen before (and now can’t live without)

  • (2 reviews)
  • Private &
    personalized
  • 5 hours
  • From $79.00 USD per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Shopping in Tokyo is no ordinary experience. It takes tenacity, willpower, strong arms (to lift all your bags) and it takes… one of our local Tokyo hosts to show you where to find just what you’re looking for!

Depending on your style and budget, you could browse the creative district of Koenji, picking up odd retro curios, or perhaps the über cool Shibuya and Harajuku neighborhoods are more your style?

From cutting edge fashion boutiques to beautiful department stores, Tokyo has is all, and your host will ensure you cut through all the noise and find exactly what you want!

There are 100 yen shops, malls dedicated to all things anime and comic stores bigger than your local soccer field.

There’s high-end fashion, offbeat fashion, traditional crafts, vintage wares, all manner of ‘only-in-Japan’ souvenirs and that gadget you didn't know existed but now desperately want.

And need. Like we said, it takes tenacity! But we’re here to help, and by goodness, it’s going to be fun.

Highlights & what to expect

  • Explore the best shopping neighborhoods in Tokyo, from quirky Koenji to stylish Shibuya to weird and wonderful Harajuku

  • Whatever you want to shop for, be it souvenirs or a new camera, your host knows exactly where to go and will take you to the ideal stores

  • Discover the quirky and unique shops that you’ll only find in Tokyo, like anime outfitters

  • Visit fashionable Harajuku to see the iconic street style and a mall that anime fans love

  • Get tips from your host about other great shopping areas in Tokyo

Good to know

What’s included
  • Private and personalized experience
  • 5 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
What’s not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transport
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund



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This experience’s reviews

TOKYO, DISCOVER TOKYO'S UNIQUE & QUIRKY STORESMartina

4.9 average | 17 reviews

April 2018

Showed me Harajuku and more !

Martina was my guide in Tokyo last week for 2 hours and I couldn’t recommend her enough. I specified in my email when booking that I wanted to see Harajuku and the kawaii fashion. She met me at my nearest train station and showed me how to buy tickets and which lines to take then we headed to Takeshita and made our way down the busy street. She pointed out lots of things and provided facts and anecdotes about the culture of Harajuku within Japan. She also took me round to see the luxury shops not 5 mins from the whacky bargains of Takeshita which was an interesting contrast! Beautiful architecture and lots of dressed up doggies to watch. She then led me back to the station and left me with some tips on where to see cherry blossom as most of the city had passed the season. Martina was great help and good to chat to, I’d recommend using City Unscripted for an immersive experience of any nooks and crannies you wouldn’t normally see.

Review by Marcie I

TOKYO, DISCOVER TOKYO'S UNIQUE & QUIRKY STORESGiovanni

4.9 average | 29 reviews

October 2017

SuperDuper

A very interesting and entertaining tour thru Ginza, Giovanni was an excellent tour guide who also gave us many very helpful tips what to do here in Tokyo. Mille Grazie!

Review by Helmut R

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