Household Goods / Daily Necessities Spots in Japan

  • Tokyu Hands Shibuya Store
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 12-18
    In addition to DIY-related merchandise this large chain store carries interior goods and kitchen accessories as well as pet supplies. It offers an extensive line-up from standard items to cutting edge goods, and also carries a wide assortment of items that make for fashionable gifts. On the seventh floor is the popular self-service cafe, “Hands Cafe Shibuya.”

    Other people seem to enjoy this but...I found this store overwhelming. Floors are well marked taking you through areas with hardware, makeup, pillows and mattresses, stationary, Halloween decorations...

  • IKEA Kohoku
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Tsuzuki-ku Orimotocho 201-1
    This Swedish furniture store is located right next to the Shinkaibashi bus stop a 20-minute ride on the Yokohama Municipal Bus. Inside the massive store, you can purchase some 9,500 originally designed pieces of furniture and home decorations. This particular location has concluded a cooperation agreement with Yokohama City and is engaged in a variety of initiatives, including energy conservation, local production for local consumption, and child and youth cultivation projects. As part of these initiatives, the store sells vegetables straight from farms in Tsuzuki Ward, and also operates a mobile hydrogen station.
  • Tower Records Shibuya
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-22-14
    This record store is considered one of the world’s largest music stores and is located in Jinnan, Shibuya City, Tokyo. It is a large specialty shop with a variety of genre of CDs. Genres are divided into each floor such as J-pop, rock, and classical music, and the interior theme of each floor is different for each genre. Many events by artists and performers are held in the event space on the basement floor and the eighth floor as well as the floor with the grand piano. There is a café on the rooftop, and at night it is an adult space where you can enjoy music while drinking and smoking.
  • Books Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store
    Shopping
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-17-7
    This is a large bookstore located in Shinjuku in Tokyo's Shinjuku City. The main building and annex buildings are located between Shinjuku-dori Avenue and Yasukuni-dori Avenue. On the main building's nine floors including one basement floor and eight floors above ground the store sells items such as literature, foreign books, specialist books, magazines and picture books. There is even the Shinjuku Medical Book Center that offers items specific to the medical field, the Kinokuniya Hall which is home to performances for drama and rakugo, and the Event Hall that hosts book-signings. The annex carries comics, light novels, CDs and DVDs.
  • Junkudo Bookstore Ikebukuro
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Minamikebukuro 2-15-5
    This is a large bookstore located five minutes on foot from JR Ikebukuro Station East Exit, and the sales floor is from the basement to the ninth floor. There are books of various genres ranging from literary books to magazines, comics, medical and other specialist books etc. Many people visit from far away to find the book they are looking for. Inside the shop, you can search for your desired book with the help of a search machine, or you can use the desks and chairs provided to choose your books carefully. There is also a café on the fourth floor.

    池袋駅のすぐそばにあるジュンク堂。フロア面積が広く,品ぞろえ豊富で,専門書も充実しています。本を買うときは必ずジュンク堂というくらいよく行くお店です。

  • JUMP SHOP Tokyo Dome City
    Shopping
    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 1-3-61 Tokyo Dome City
    An official shop dedicated to the Weekly Shonen Jump and Jump SQ comic magazines located inside Tokyo Dome City in the Koraku area of Bunkyo City, Tokyo. The shop sells lifestyle goods, snacks, fashion wear, and DVDs connected with the comics serialized in the magazines. JUMP SHOP also carries merchandise available no place else, and this popular destination constantly buzzes with people of all ages, from children to adults. The shop is also a popular tourism destination for Jump fans from throughout Japan and the world.
  • Sekaido Main Store
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-1-1
    This art supplies and stationary store was established in 1940. Consisting of six floors, the store prides itself on its extensive stock enabling customers to acquire just about any art-related product needed, including materials for Western- and Japanese-style painting, comic drawing supplies, frames, design supplies, and stationary and office supplies. There's an art gallery and art school on the sixth floor which hosts a variety of classes on the arts. The store also has a monthly sketch club in which you can go somewhere nearby to sketch and receive advice from an experienced instructor.

    I think I read about this store on a Buzzfeed article, and when I found out wed be heading to Japan, I knew I wanted to stop here. It was a great store, with many unique items, an excellent...

  • Kakimori
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Misuji 1-6-2
    A stationery shop located in front of Kuramae Station in Taito City, Tokyo where you can create a one-of-a-kind notebook. When creating your notebook, you can choose from among some 60 varieties of cover materials and 30 varieties of pages. You can also try writing on the various page materials to choose your favorite. After you've finished making your order, an experienced artisan will complete your notebook in a few minutes. You can also make your own original ink here. The staff are happy to give advice, making it easy even for first-timers. You can fill one of the store's special-order bottles with a color that's all your own.

    自分だけのオリジナルノートを作れます。表紙から中紙、留め具など選んでカスタマイズが可能です。表紙は革の物もあり、中紙を使い切ったら有料で中紙の交換もできるそうです。日本国内遠方の場合は郵送で対応してくれます。欠点をあげるとオリジナルノートの作製に時間がかかってしまう事です。今日頼むと出来上がりは20日後でした。日本滞在中に受け取れ場合には海外発送できるかどうかは確認していません。ノートの他にも魅力...

  • Shosen Grande
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandajimbouchou 1-3-2
    A huge bookstore located a one-minute walk from Jimbocho Station. The flagship shop of the venerable Shosen bookstore chain, which was founded in 1948, the store sees an unending stream of visitors seeking to purchase highly specialized books from among Shosen Grande's massive selection. The sixth floor, for example, is stocked only with materials relaxing to railroads, and the selection of not only books but also merchandize and railroad accessories has made it a mecca for train aficionados. The seventh floor event space is frequently used to host events for young up-and-coming entertainers. Every floor offers something different, making Shosen Grande a fun place just to come and look.
  • Kinokuniya Umeda Main Store
    Shopping
    Osaka Osaka-shi Kita-ku Shibata 1-1-3 Hankyu 3 Bangai
    This bookstore is one of a chain established in 1927. This large, well-known chain has 81 book centers and 68 stores in major cities across Japan. In addition to Japanese books, electronic books, Western books, used books, domestic and international magazines, and CDs and DVDs, the store also carries an abundance of stationary, knickknacks, and other choice items. Further, the store holds a variety of events.
  • Ozu Washi
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashihonchou 3-6-2 Ozu Main Building Building
    A washi Japanese paper shop established in 1653, Ozu Washi carries washi designed for painting, calligraphy, crafts, interior design, and a variety of other purposes with a focus on handmade washi papers from around the country. The shop also operates the Ozu Gallery, which holds exhibitions and classes on making washi paper by hand, as well as the Ozu History Museum, which contains exhibits on the history of paper and Ozu.
  • MEGAMAX Chiba NT Store
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Inzaishi Nishinohara 5-1
    This outlet furniture store is located a 20-minute walk from Inzai-Makinohara Station on the JR Hokuso Line in Inzai City, Chiba Prefecture. The store carries a wide selection of sofas, beds, and other interior furnishings. There's an assembly studio where you can put furniture you've purchased together before taking it home, a kids space with movies and coloring books for small children, and a cafe where you can relax and take a break. Pets are also allowed in the store as long as they are in a cage or carry cart.
  • Ushimado Olive Shop
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    4.0
    105 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okayama Pref. Setouchishi Ushimadochoushimado 412-1
    "This olive shop is located approximately a 20-minute drive from Oku Station on the JR Ako Line. The directly operated store of Ushimado Olive Garden, they offer various olive products such as edible olive oil and cosmetics with the theme of ""living with olives."" ""Extra Virgin Olive Oil Ushimado"" is their limited time only product sold from December to around March. Their ShikOlive Medicinal Skin Cream printed with a photograph of Ushimado Olive Garden is a cream popular for its smooth feeling and is a good item to commemorate coming to the garden."

    瀬戸内海を観たくなると日生か牛窓に行きます。牛窓は天気が良ければ各島が観れ、心が和みます。ソフトクリームを食べ、土産にオリーブ配合の石けんなどを購入します。たまの息抜きには最高です。

  • Mito Shoji (Ameyoko Plaza Shop)
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Ueno 6-10-7 Ameyoko Plaza 4
    A store which sells imported lighters and writing materials and which has operated for over 30 years in the Ameya-Yokocho market in Ueno. The shop carries an abundant variety of products and always keeps around 2,300 Zippo lighters in stock at any given time. In addition to standard plain lighters, the shop also sells a wide array of lighters with brand logos, anime characters, and other designs. Among the shop's selection, you'll find more rare lighters perfect for international visitors to Japan, such as a lighter decorated with an image of Tokyo Skytree or Japanese gold lacquer.

    アメ横の高架下にあるアメ横プラザの店です。 喫煙具や万年筆の店ですが、時計なども売っていて、ぱっと見は何の店かわかりません。

  • Stock Busters Tsubame
    Shopping
    Tsubame City Distribution Center, Niigata Prefecture 2-16
    Created in 2002, Stock Busters is a factory outlet that sells dead stock at prices lower than half suggested retail prices. Every year, roughly 1,000 tourist buses come to this outlet as a famous tourist spot and farmer’s market. The wide selection of kitchen goods, lifestyle items, outlet products, gardening items, etc. is worth a look. Approximately 13 minutes by car from JR Tsubame Station.
  • Crayonhouse Tokyo Restaurant
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Minato-ku Kitaaoyama 3-8-15
    A specialty bookstore supervised by former Nippon Cultural Broadcasting announcer and author Keiko Ochiai. The bookstore carries some 50 thousand picture books arranged based on child age and school year. Notably, the store's selection has been chosen not based on the kinds of books parents want to read to their children but rather the kinds of books children like. The large Cooyon Market on the second floor carries fun, safe, and healthy toys from around the world. Meanwhile, there is a women's book and organic cosmetics corner on the third floor, and a vegetable market and restaurant serving dishes made with an abundance of organic vegetables on floor B1, and the establishment is renowned for being a place where parents and children both can have lots of fun.

    表参道の脇道にある子供向けの絵本やおもちゃが揃った店です。 ここでしか買えない物も多く、隠れた人気店です。

  • Sendai Nogyo Engei Center Midori no Mori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Wakabayashi-ku Arai Kirishinden 13-1
    A multipurpose center which aims to promote agriculture by making it easy for people to come in contact with it. The center sells seedlings and potted plants and also has facilities such as a plaza for holding events and a self-service restaurant. The center also has a farm cultivated by city residents and offers cooking classes. The facility has a rose and plum garden and holds rose and plum blossom festivals when the plants are in bloom. During the festivals, a variety of street stalls open for business and staff give tours of the gardens at specified times.
  • Spoonbill Tennoji
    Shopping
    Osaka Osakashi Tennouji-ku Chausuyamachou 5-55 Temple inside
    This is a flower and botanical shop that originated in Tokyo's Minami Aoyama district. Tenshiba, an area of Tennoji Park filled with greenery, outside and even inside the store. There is a specialty organic cafe adjoining the shop, so you can relax while enjoying the flowers. The cafe can be rented out, and you can have an all-garden wedding produced by the flower shop by collaborating with facilities in Tenshiba.
  • E-Earphone (Akihabara Shop)
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 4-6-7 Kanda Eightville 4F
    A headphone and earphone specialty shop located in Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo. E-Earphone's broad entranceway and bright, spacious interior ensure that even women on their own will feel comfortable entering the shop. Customers can try out over 3,000 different ear- and headphones; the shop also has a rest area so you can take your time choosing your favorite. In addition to selling new items, E-Earphone buys and sells used ear- and headphones and provides a repair service. E-Earphone also carries a wide selection of headphone cases, stands, ear pads, ear pieces, and other related products.
  • Nishio City Ikoi-no-Noen Rose Garden
    Shopping
    Aichi Pref. Nishioshi Saitouchou Owari 28
    A gardening and produce shopping center standing along Prefectural Route 41 in Owari Saito-cho, Nishio City. The facility has an area displaying and selling potted plants and seedlings, a landscape gardening corner which also provides advice on cultivation methods, a farm direct corner selling agricultural products and gardening materials, and a rose garden planted with 200 kinds and some 3,500 rose plants. The facility also holds sales, gardening lectures, and other events.

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