The most convenient place for buying souvenirs in Japan – 5 MUST GO souvenir shops in Shinjuku

2016/02/08 14:16 5,973 views
If your relatives, friends and colleagues know that you will travel to Tokyo, you should experience being assigned to buy souvenirs. Actually, it’s not difficult to buy souvenir in Japan! There are many varieties with decent packing souvenirs. You should be able to find one! You are right! It’s hard to make decision when you are shopping in japan, and you will find that most of the goods are very similar…so, where can you find a special souvenir? Today, I am going to introduce 5 stores which are located in Shinjuku. You should be able to buy a suitable souvenir! You don’t need to shop in every shops, you can just go to one shop and buy all the things you need. Then you can go to Kabukucho and have ALL YOU CAN EAT!

1)Don Quijote –  Shinjuku Higashiguchi Honten

Address:  1-16-5 Kabuki-cho Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, JAPAN, 160-0021
Opening hour: 24 hours
Holiday: No
Access: 5-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station 4-minutes walk from Shinjuku-Nishiguchi station 1-minute walk from Seibu Shinjuku Station
HP: Don Quijote – Shinjuku Higashiguchi Honten
Don Quijote is the most popular place for tourist! They have many stores all over Japan offering cheap and varieties of goods, even the tax free products. Recently, they offer the delivery service to airport on your leaving date! Except yen, they also accept Hong Kong dollar, renminbi, Taiwanese dollar, Korean won, US dollars, euro, etc. It’s really convenient for tourists! Don’t worry if you didn’t have enough yen on hand! The most important thing is that it opens for 24 hours. Don’t worry about missing the last train, you can enjoy shopping till late!

2)Tokyu HANDS

Address: Times Square Building 2-8F, 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Opening hour: 10:00〜21:00
定休日: No
Access: 5-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station 4-minutes walk from Yoyogi station 1-minute walk from Shinjuku-sanchōme Station Exit E8
You must go to Tokyu Hands if you want to buy the products which you cannot find in general department stores or duty-free shops. In Tokyu HANDS, you can find many funny and interesting products! The store has featured some products with interesting technology or some funny lifestyle products. For example, the beer foamer is strongly recommended by the store. The quality is very good and it’s an excellent gift! Even you don’t have special things need to buy, you can still go there and have a look.

3)Matsumoto KiYoshi

Address: 3 Chome-22-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Opening hour: 24 hours, close at 22:00 during holidays and open at 10:00 on the next day
Holiday: No
Access: 4-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
HP: walk from Shinjuku Station
Matsumoto KiYoshi is very famous among the Japanese and the foreign tourists. Except the medicine, you can find life products, cosmetics and nutritional foods here! For ladies, it is more convenient as you can have one-off selection of high quality skincare products, cosmetics, masks, etc. which are made in Japan. Basically, the price is guarantee and it’s tax free! If you concern beauty and health, don’t miss it!

4)Kamawanu – Shinjuku

Address: 1-1-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Opening hour: 10:00〜21:00
Holiday: No
Access: 1-minutes walk from Shinjuku Station West Gate and South Gate
HP: Kamawanu – Shinjuku
If you want to buy some Japanese style souvenir, you should go to Kamawanu which is located at the West Gate of Shinjuku Station! This store cleverly uses the traditional Japanese pattern and modern design and integrates into popular Japanese groceries. It’s highly recommended to buy the cloth products, such as the Japanese handkerchief, or the small pouch made of Japanese cloth. You can give it to others or for personal use! If you visit in winter, you can see many Christmas light in front of the store.

5)かんざし屋wargo –  Shinjuku

Address: 3-1-26 Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0022 Japan
Opening hour: 10:00 to 21:00 (Sunday and Holiday: 11:00 to 20:30)
Holiday: No
Access: 1-minute walk from Shinjuku-sanchōme Station Exit A2
HP: かんざし屋wargo – Shinjuku
かんざしmeans hairpin in Japanese. This store uses the traditional Japanese design and technique to produce the hair accessories for ladies. If you want to give souvenir to your female friends, you can find many beautiful Japanese accessories here! Apart from hairpins, they also sell bracelets and necklace. It’s so cute! You can truly experience the finest of the Japanese design.

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