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Shopping Malls in Tokyo - 10 of the Best

One of the pleasures of shopping in Tokyo is that you’re fairly likely to find a family-run rice cracker shop just around the corner from a luxury brand. It’s the consequence of a history of urban density that sees stores get stacked, nested or even buried underground. But when it comes to Tokyo’s supermalls, all three of these tactics may be employed to create what are often described as “cities within cities.”

Shopping Malls in Tokyo - 10 of the Best

Index

  • Marunouchi Kitte

  • Tokyo Solamachi

  • Nakano Sun Mall

  • Shibuya 109

  • Tokyo Midtown

  • Roppongi Hills

  • Diver City Tokyo Plaza

  • Ginza Six

  • Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

  • Futakotamagawa Rise

  • Marunouchi Kitte

    Marunouchi Kitte

    Marunouchi Kitte

    A stone’s throw from newly-renovated Tokyo Station (and conveniently accessible by an underground walkway), Marunouchi Kitte is packed with almost 100 shops, as well as a rooftop garden and an upscale remodelling of the Tokyo Central Post Office’s original 1930s building. In fact, that’s how to building got its name: “kitte” means “postage stamp” in Japanese.

    KITTE
    Address
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 2-7-2
    Phone
    0332162811
  • Tokyo Solamachi

    Tokyo Solamachi

    Tokyo Solamachi

    In the shadow of the Tokyo Skytree is this shopping monolith packed with more than 300 stores, an all-day daycare centre, an aquarium with over 10,000 nautical creatures, rooftop restaurants and parkettes, an entire floor devoted to souvenirs, and postal museum with over a quarter of a million postage stamps.

    Tokyo Solamachi (R)
    Address
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2
    Phone
    0570550102
  • Nakano Sun Mall

    Nakano Sun Mall

    Nakano Sun Mall

    One station west of Shinjuku is Nakano, whose Sun Mall shopping street extends steps from the north exit of Nakano Station. There’s plenty of restaurants, izakaya (Japanese snack bars), and even brand shops like Uniqlo, but the real reason to visit is Nakano Broadway, a high-kitsch complex of everything from vegetables to playing cards to anime figurines.

  • Shibuya 109

    Shibuya 109

    Shibuya 109

    Located near the famous Shibuya Scramble is this 10-floor tower known for its quantity of cutesy fashion. It’s a great destination for shoes, costume pieces, beauty accessories, and fairy tale-like treats like cream-filled crepes, colourful juices, and even a one-of-a-kind lollypop canister shaped like the Shibuya 109 building itself.

    Shibuya109
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-29-1
    Phone
    0334775111
  • Tokyo Midtown

    Tokyo Midtown

    Tokyo Midtown

    Built in 2007, Roppongi’s Tokyo Midtown complex is approximately 248 metres tall, made up of shopping, apartments, offices, and even the Ritz Carlton Tokyo hotel (whose luxury room fees strike fear into the hearts of the budget-conscious). Other amenities include the Suntory Moseum of Art, a 24-hour supermarket, and nearby Honokicho Park and Midtown Garden, both of which offer a nice opportunity to see springtime cherry blossoms.

    Tokyo Midtown
    Address
    Tokyo Minato-ku Akasaka 9-7-1 others
    Phone
    0334753100
  • Roppongi Hills

    Roppongi Hills

    Roppongi Hills

    Also in Roppongi, this shopping compound includes the 54-storey Mori Tower and its Tokyo City View observation deck, which offers 360-degree views of the capital. Further down below, visitors can enjoy the Mori Art Museum, Toho Movie Theatre, Mori Garden, and over 200 shops, cafes, and restaurants. If you’re the kind to shop ’til you drop, reserve a room at the in-house Grand Hyatt to cut down on your post-spree commute.

    Roppongi Hills
    Address
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 6-10-11
    Phone
    0364066000
  • Diver City Tokyo Plaza

    Diver City Tokyo Plaza

    Diver City Tokyo Plaza

    Diver City Tokyo Plaza is located on Tokyo’s man-made isle of Odaiba. Its website declares it a “theatrical city space,” which explains the enormous Round 1 Stadium entertainment complex occupying its entire seventh floor, Helly Kitty-themed restaurant, and life-size Gundam statue out front which is a destination in itself.

    DiverCity Tokyo Plaza
    Address
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 1-1-10
    Phone
    0363807800
  • Ginza Six

    Ginza Six

    Ginza Six

    This high-brow shopping complex features rotating art installations, with a roster of commissioned artist like Japanese avant-garde darling Yayoi Kusama and projection-mapping geniuses TeamLab. The building itself was designed by starchitect Yoshio Taniguchi (who also designed NYC’s Museum of Modern Art), and includes its own Noh theatre and almost 250 stores spread across a massive 500,000 ft2.

    GINZA SIX
    Address
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Ginza 6-10-1
    Phone
  • Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

    Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

    Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

    Completed in 2018, Tokyo Midtown Hibiya clocks in at 35 floors, with its first seven devoted to shopping. Its enormous Toho Theatre can hold over 3000 cinema goers at one time, so it’s a great place to lose the bargain hunters and rest your feet. Its eye-catching curved design provides an iconic backdrop to frequent seasonal illumination events.

    TOKYO MIDTOWN HIBIYA ( Tokyo Midtown Hibiya )
    Address
    Tokyo Chiyoda Yurakucho 1-1-2
    Phone
    0345809159
  • Futakotamagawa Rise

    Futakotamagawa Rise

    Futakotamagawa Rise

    A short walk from Setagaya’s Tama River, this four-building megamall welcomes huge weekend crowds looking for big brands like Muji, H&M and all of the other usual suspects. It’s got plenty of international restaurants, like Australian-based breakfast mainstay Bill’s. On sunny days, take your meal to go and enjoy it at nearby Fukatotamagawa Park for a riverside picnic.

    Futako-Tamagawa Rise
    Address
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Tamagawa 2-21-1
    Phone

    Sure, a trip to the mall often means braving the masses, but don’t let that put you off. Japanese shoppers are famously well behaved, malls are practically spotless, and the legions of shoppers provoke a competitive retail spirit that inspires Tokyo’s world-class discount campaigns.

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