The unofficial symbol of the upper-crust (some might say snooty) Ginza and Nihonbashi shopping districts, Takashimaya is the storied embodiment of Japan’s Bubble Economy excess. The Nihonbashi flagship location still employs the white-gloved elevator assistants that characterise the department store’s devotion to customer service. All manner of goods are available here, from wedding dresses to kimono and artisan tableware. The famed depachika (basement food market) specialises in pricey foodstuffs and, of course, loads of free samples.
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Eccentric clothes and accessories in Tokyo's fashion capital
Old town vibes that's a great place for souvenir shopping
Gorgeous and much sought-after handmade glassware