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Tokyo Shopping Guide

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November 8, 2015 by in category Blog with 0 and 0

The Escape Hunt Experience Tokyo is conveniently located in Asakusa, in one of Tokyo’s many fashion forward neighbourhoods. When it comes to enjoying Tokyo, there are thousands of things to do.  While we argue that there is no better activity than to play an escape game with us, Tokyo is probably best known for its world-class shopping. Tokyo has it all: high-end and 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. Whether you prefer department-store browsing or rummaging for secondhand treasures, there’s a Tokyo neighbourhood to meet your shopping needs.

Tokyo’s most popular fashion-forward neighbourhoods include, but are not limited to: Ginza, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Harajuku, Shimokitazawa, Kichijoji, Asakusa, and Koenji.

You cannot go wrong shopping in any of these neighbourhoods, but here are a few tips to make your experience even that much better:

  • More and more stores (especially department stores) offer tax-free shopping to foreign tourists spending over ¥5000 on consumables, or ¥10,000 on non-consumables, i.e. electronics and clothes. Bring your passport and look for the tax-free stickers in the window. See also
  • Carry some cash with you. Traditional and smaller stores may not accept credit cards.
  • Though bargaining is the norm in most of Asia, in Japan it’s not done, except at flea markets and the occasional electronics store.
  • Tokyo’s department stores have excellent basement food halls, which are great for finding foodie gifts (or for a mid-shopping treat).

After you have shopped your heart out, come by The Escape Hunt Experience Tokyo and play the most exciting escape game Japan has to offer. We look forward to seeing you!


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