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Shinjuku Shopping

Where to Shop in Shinjuku - Tokyo

The biggest commuter hub in the city Shinjuku is laden with shops. Takashimaya Times Square is an enormous ten-storey shopping complex with Japan’s largest department store, Takashimaya, plus an IMAX theatre, Tokyo Hands hobbies and craft superstore, HMV, Kinokuniya bookstore and countless clothing, accessories, home-ware and novelty stores. You could spend days exploring this giant.

The streets north of Shinjuku station are known for the many specialist music stores. Typically each store deals its own genre; punk, ska, drum and bass, and many of these shops have collectables.

There are dozens of department stores, many catering specifically for men and Shinjuku also has a number of electronics stores to rival those of Akihabara.

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Yodobashi Camera

Popular with professionals and amateurs alike, here you will find any kind of electronic or photographic item you are looking. With branches at both the east and west exits of Shinjuku Station each specializes in computer related products, digital music and cameras and accessories or home electronics.

  • Subway: West exit, Shinjuku Station, Oedo Line, Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku Line
  • Address: 1-11-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
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Sakuraya

With a wide range of digital cameras, computers, MP3 players and all other electronics Sakuraya is a major discount home electronics chain with over 20 stores around Tokyo, nine locations in Shinjuku alone. You will find seven Sakurayas on the east side of the station and the other two are located on the west.

  • Subway: East or west exit, Shinjuku Station, Oedo Line, Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku Line
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Don Quijote

This is one of those enthralling all-night stores that stocks just about everything you never thought you would want. Nicknamed Donki this discount store is laden with cheap, gimmicky and irresistible items from gifts and souvenirs, to travel goods and car supplies.

  • Subway: East exit, Shinjuku Station, Oedo Line, Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku Line
  • Address: 1-16-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku
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Isetan

This is the flagship store for this favourite traditional Japanese department store. Across ten floors, a mix of top Japanese and western designer boutiques attracts Tokyo’s affluent youth. The 8th floor's Isetan Art Museum is a nice break between shops.

  • Subway: East exit, Shinjuku Sanchome Station, Fukutoshin Line, Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku Line
  • Address: 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
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Marui

With five department stores around Shinjuku Marui has a heavy presence. Marui Men specializes in men’s clothing and accessories. Field is the sportswear store and In The Room is Marui’s answer to home furnishings. The Marui stores are located on the east of Shinjuku station.

  • Subway: East and west exits, Shinjuku Sanchome Station, Fukutoshin Line, Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku Line
  • Address: 5-16-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
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Beams Japan

One of many Beams around Shinjuku, this six-storey store has a good range of men’s apparel on the lower levels and women’s on the upper floors. The street level has an amazing array of ornaments and curios a good place to pick up unique souvenirs.

  • Subway: Central exit, Shinjuku Station, Oedo Line, Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku Line
  • Address: 3-32-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
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BEST The Watch Dealer

This watch emporium spans six floors with watches grouped according to price. A wide selection of used pieces are available in the basement, the prices escalate with each storey. 

  • Subway: Central exit, Shinjuku Station, Oedo Line, Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku Line
  • Address: 3-17-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
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Odakyu

A 16-storey department store in Shinjuku Terrace City that houses luxury brands and Japan’s largest cosmetics department.

  • Subway: West exit, Shinjuku Station, Oedo Line, Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku Line
  • Address: 1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
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Keio

Catering to a younger market Keio Department Store covers eleven levels with medium to high end fashions, accessories, cosmetics, travel goods and miscellaneous items.

  • Subway: West exit, Shinjuku Station, Oedo Line, Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku Line
  • Address: 1-1-4 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
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Lumine

Lumine Est located right above the JR Station building has a focus on top brand names like Gucci, Izzy Miyake and Prada, Lumine marketed to the more affluent portions of the community. The other two Lumine locations to the south and south-east exits of Shinjuku station cater to a wider age group and income level.

  • Location: Right above the JR Station building
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Mitsukoshi ALCOTT

With a history dating back to the 17th century, Mitsukoshi is Japan’s oldest and grandest department store chain. The department store is upscale with designer brands but the store also has a variety of more affordable shops on the top three levels.

  • Subway: West exit, Shinjuku Sanchome Station, Fukutoshin Line, Marunouchi Line, Shinjuku Line
  • Address: 3-29-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
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