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Floresta Tokyo Donut Shops

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Tokyo, but there are a surprising amount of excellent donuts shops throughout Tokyo. Below is a list of some of the best Tokyo donut shops that are worth checking out!

Tokyo Donut Shops: Camden’s Blue Star Donuts

Camden's Tokyo Donut Shops

This Tokyo donut shop is my personal favorite on the list! Camden’s Blue Star Donuts started in Portland, USA and then expanded to Tokyo and other parts of Japan. These brioche-style donuts are baked from scratch, in-house, to ensure freshness and quality of each treat.

The Daikanyama shop is located in The Mart at Fred Segal, which is surrounded by other cool shops and cafes that are definitely worth checking out.

Flavors include: Blueberry Bourbon Basil, Cointreau Crème Brulee, Matcha Latte (exclusive to Japan locations), Raspberry Pistachio, and Plain Glaze.

Average Price: Although a little pricey, around 500 yen, these donuts are definitely worth it.

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Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant Tokyo Donut Shops

Like many other places on this list, Doughnut Plant originated in New York City and expanded to Tokyo. These donuts are not only beautiful and delicious, but are also all natural, seasonal and made with fresh high quality ingredients. There are also no eggs, preservatives, or artificial flavorings or colors. Doughnut Plant even has some vegan options, which are just as delicious as the rest!

Flavors include: Cake Donuts – Vanilla Bean, Soymilk Triple Berry, Blueberry Cream Cheese & Jam

Bakery Donuts – Vanola Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Soymilk Triple Berry & Jam

Average Price: These donuts range from 200-400 yen, depending on flavor and size

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ADDRESS: Link to Locations (Google Translate)

Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee

Dumbo Tokyo Donut Shops

You know you’re at Dumbo Doughnuts and Coffee when you see the pink signs and the line out the door. Tucked in a back street of Azabujuban, this coffee and donut shop is extremely popular for its oversized donuts and beautiful lattes.

In my opinion, they are not the best donuts on this list in terms of taste (a little greasy for my liking), but they sure do make for great pictures! And the coffee is excellent.

Flavors include: Lemon Poppy Seed, Raspberry, Matcha Cream Cheese, and Plain Glaze

Average Price: Most donuts are between 300-400 yen.

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Nearest Station: 1-minute walk from Azabu Juban Station (exit 1) (click on the Google Map for walking directions)

ADDRESS: 1F, 2-17-6, Azabujuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0045

Hours of Operation: 9:00 – 7:00PM

Floresta Nature Doughnuts

Floresta Tokyo Donut Shops

I first stumbled upon Floresta Nature Doughnuts in Kamakura and was immediately drawn to how cute the treats were. Luckily for me (and you!), there are a few closer Floresta locations throughout Tokyo. Each Floresta donut is organic, baked daily, and hand-decorated to look like different animals. Not all designs and flavors are available at all times or at every location, so it’s best to go earlier in the day before they sell out.

Flavors include: Strawberry (pig) and Chocolate (cat)

Average Price: These donuts are around 200 yen, but vary depending on flavor and animal.

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ADDRESS: Link to Locations (Google Translate)

Good Town Doughnuts

Good Town Tokyo Donut Shops

Good Town Doughnuts and Coffee was my first Tokyo donut shop experience and it did not disappoint. Freshly made every day, these donuts are chewy, soft and very filling!

The shop’s aesthetic screams hyper-Americana, making it the perfect backdrop to take pictures of your sweets. Although known for their donuts, Good Town also sells specialty coffee, ice cream, cookies, and a variety of lunch and breakfast dishes!

Even if it may not be their prettiest donut, I highly recommend the Nutella donut, and ask for it warmed up. The gooey Nutella filling running down your hand makes it more fun and delicious!

Flavors Include: Kyoto Uji Matcha, Maple Bacon, Hibiscus, and Smile Mango

Average Price: These donuts are on the pricier side, at about 400-500 yen (but totally worth it)

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Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Meijijingu-Mae Station (click on the Google Map for walking directions)

ADDRESS: 6-12-6 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo J-cube B 1F

Hours of Operation: 10:00 – 8:00PM

Macanon

Macanon Tokyo Donut Shops

If you are gluten-free, this is the Tokyo donut shop for you! Macanon donuts are made with rice flour from Kumamoto, making the texture very soft and rich. Unlike traditional fried and sugary donuts, these are baked and are not glazed. If you’re lucky, you can get a piping hot donut right out of the oven!

Flavors Include: Plain, Orange, Rum Raisin, and Brandy

Average Price: A plain donut is 180 yen and other prices vary depending on flavor

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Nearest Station: 6-minute walk from Meijijingu-Mae Station (click on the Google Map for walking directions)

ADDRESS: 4 Chome-24-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001

Hours of Operation: 11:00 – 7:00PM

nico donuts

Nico Tokyo Donut Shops

This tiny Tokyo donut shop is located in the heart of Azabujuban. These donuts are unique because they are made with soybean paste, which absorbs less oil, so they are slightly healthier than the average donut (but just as delicious). They are a little small, so I recommend getting more than one.

Flavors Include: Vanilla Bean Sugar, Triple Berry, Matcha, and Sesame Seed

Average Price: These donuts start at 170 yen

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Nearest Station: 4-minute walk from Azabujuban Station (click on the Google Map for walking directions)

ADDRESS: 1-7-9 Azabu Juban Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0045

Hours of Operation: 10:00 – 8:00PM (or until sold out)

SOAKS (OK Doughnuts)

SOAKS Tokyo Donut Shops

OK Doughnuts are definitely more than just OK. These may be the most unique and interesting donuts on the list. All of the donuts in this café are organic and are made from 100% vegetable powder, which is packed with tons of vitamins and minerals. SOAKS also swaps out white flour and refined sugar for whole-wheat flour and beet sugar. These donuts are not only delicious, but they are guilt-free too!

Flavors Include: Ginger, Tomato, and Original (lotus root)

Average Price: Between 150-200 yen – surprisingly inexpensive for the quality!

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Nearest Station: 2-minute walk from Naka-Meguro Station (click on the Google Map for walking directions)

ADDRESS: 1-5-10 Kamimeguro Meguro-Ku Tokyo

Hours of Operation: 10:30 – 11:00PM

Streamer Coffee Company

Streamer Tokyo Donut Shops

Streamer Coffee Company is famous around Tokyo and on Instagram for its Military donut, excellent coffee, and beautiful latte art.

Flavors Include: Blueberry Glaze, Military (coffee, matcha and chocolate), and Vanilla Bean

Average Price: Around 400-500 yen.

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ADDRESS: Link to Locations

March 24, 2017 0 comment
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Harajuku Cassidy

Cassidy Home Grown

Cassidy Home Grown is a modern boutique that caters towards a modern Japanese style of clothing. With a range of gingham, striped, printing shirts, jackets and cargo pants in a range of different styles and colors, it’s fits perfectly into a wardrobe that has a need for some Japanese aesthetics!

Cassidy Home Grown ‘s clothing style is simple, casual and cool yet somewhat sophisticated. The clothing that they carry seem to be for more mature individuals in their mid 20s who are starting careers, as it leans more towards smart-casual than youth culture. It’s not like the average Street style you see around Harajuku. But in my opinion it’s a great a style that for dates – so fellas, if you want to impress a girl, think about wearing Cassidy Home Grown!

Cassidy Home Grown ‘s fabrics range from linen and jersey fabric for t-shirts to a whole range of thin to heavy cottons and brushed cottons and denims. These are great qualities which make their lines great for everyday wear. The boutique also has a great range of accessories such as shoes, socks, hats belts and handkerchiefs.

In regards to your wallet, most of the clothing is affordable to mid-range, and they have a great selection to mix and match from. It’s the perfect place to check out if you’re in need of a quick fashion fix for a day out!

 

Cassidy Home Grown Shibuya Location Information

Website (Japanese-English mix) ||| Facebook (Japanese) ||| Instagram ||| Tumblr (Japanese) ||| Online Store (via Google Translate)

Nearest Station: 3-minute walk from Meiji-jingumae Station (click on the Google Map for walking directions)

Hours of Operation: Open daily 12am – 8pm

Why Go? Sophisticated, affordable and easy men’s fashion that will get you ready for any outing!

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January 3, 2017 0 comment
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Scramble Cafe and Bar 1

Scramble Cafe and Bar 1

Just a 5 minute walk away from the Hachiko exit of Shibuya is the Scramble Cafe and Bar. This convenient spot is great for an easy lunch or dinner and is a common meeting spot for expats.

The Scramble Cafe and Bar menu (in both English and Japanese) is egg-themed, with pictures to help those people whose words have finally failed them after a long night of partying or are just waking up to breakfast (whatever time of day that meal occurs for them). It is a cozy little place right from the get-go, almost like a seaside café right by the beach! The food Western-styled, which includes Eggs Benedict, quiche, stew, and confit. All the dishes are a mix of traditionally American and French dishes with a Japanese twist. I had the Eggs Benedict, which came with pasta, potatoes and a mixed salad with some Japanese dressings and ingredients. The Eggs Benedict themselves were more like Eggs Royale, with its ham and the salmon on muffins, including fried egg on the salmon. It is the perfect post-clubbing late-night meal for the steamy Tokyo summer. Or could be your lunch, being a pleasant stop during your mid-day shopping spree. And it went pretty well with the iced Earl Grey.

Scramble Cafe and Bar 3

Scramble Cafe and Bar has two dining sections – an open area that is used in the daytime, and a more relaxed ‘evening’ dining section for late meals. It’s a great little place to sit back and take in the atmosphere, with good food at a good price for a town as busy as Tokyo. And the bar part? Scramble transforms in to an exciting bar with reasonably priced drinks at night. There is also a Saturday happy hour, and DJs start around 6 PM.

So there it is–perfect for lunch during the day and a drink or two at night, all within view of the Shibuya Scramble and not far from Shibuya station. Get your seat while you can!

Scramble Cafe and Bar Information

Website (Japanese and English) | Facebook page

Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Shibuya Station Hachiko exit (click on the Google Map for directions)

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 9am – 2pm; Friday and Saturday 9am – 5am; Sundays and Holidays 9am – 12am

“Why Go?”: Reasonably-priced meals and drinks in the heart of Tokyo!

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November 17, 2016 0 comment
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White Mountaineering Shinjuku Tokyo Japan

White Mountaineering Shinjuku Tokyo Japan

White Mountaineering is a Japanese brand that focuses on outdoor wear. “The field in which we wear clothes is all outdoors One, design. Two, utility. Three, technology” is their (admittedly lengthy) motto, but the clothes fit the concept. Founded by fashion designer Yosuke Aizawa in 2005, the designs revolve around a rugged, practical theme that still finds time for creating a good, fashionable look.  Whether climbing and hiking in the countryside or braving snowy urban streets, White Mountaineering will see you through in style! White Mountaineering has collaborated with other brands such as Barbour and Addidas originals, and his work has been showcased in Milan and Paris.

The clothes are all about practically, designed for the man who likes to go hiking, camping and fishing. With multiple functional elements in the jackets, coats, and hoodies, this is definitely the brand to look out for if you want to climb Mt. Fuji! The clothes and jackets are made from heavy-duty and water-resistant fabrics like coated cottons and canvases.White Mountaineering’s range of shirts are plain, printed, patch-work, and appliqué cottons (layered and sewn fabric onto another base fabric) matched to create technically appealing pieces in a Japanese in style. Technical paneling decoration and fit on their cargo pants, turtle neck coats, and lumberjack shirts give the brand a distinctive and eye-catching appeal, with contrasting and complimenting patterns and colours.

The White Mountaineering brand offers a good range of accessories, from active-wear trainers to practical sandals to multi pocketed rucksacks and tote bags. As with their other offerings, the fabrics of the bags are high-endurance coated heavy cottons, canvases and linens that come in a range of prints.

Prices at White Mountaineering are mid- to high-range, a great value for the quality and endurance of their offerings. So if you’re looking for rugged outdoor clothing with Japanese practicality, find and explore White Mountaineering in Shibuya!

White Mountaineering Shibuya Location Information

Website | Facebook (mix of Japanese and English) | Twitter | Instagram | Online Store

Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Shibuya Station (click on the Google Map for directions)

Hours of Operation: Open daily 12:00 am – 8:00 pm

“Why Go?”: Rugged outdoor clothing that looks great on the streets or in the wild!

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September 1, 2016 0 comment
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Vanquish Shibuya 109 Mens Tokyo Japan

Vanquish Shibuya 109 Mens Tokyo Japan

Designer Ryo Ishikawa formed VANQUISH in 2004 with the goal “To embody masculine ideal.” Today, the brand is on the catwalks of Tokyo Fashion week and has had successful collaborations with Western brands such as PUMA, Converse, Nike and Hurley.

VANQUISH lets their great range of clothes do the talking. The style and fit of Japanese menswear can be quite different than western men’s fashion, making for a daunting cross-cultural purchasing decision. But VANQUISH is an easy “gateway fashion” to transition from Western to Japanese styles. Their oversized graphic and printed tees, animal and checked printed shirts, and Japanese-embellished bomber jackets go great with your pre-existing wardrobe or as a start for a whole new outfit. VANQUISH also has a wide range of men’s accessories such as belts, bracelets, rings, and sunglasses. The material of the clothes makes them great for everyday wear, using quality jersey cottons, soft denims, sports fleece, and leather.

Vanquish Shibuya 109 Mens Tokyo Japan

As to be expected for a Shibuya 109 Men’s shop, the prices are mid- to high-range prices. Overall, VANQUISH is a great brand for men who like the simple and stylish without having to go through the hassle of figuring out what is currently “in” or “out.” VANQUISH is an easy brand to look good in. Check them out on your next shopping trip to Shibuya!

VANQUISH Shibuya 109 Men’s Location Information

Website (via Google Translate) | Facebook (Japanese) | Twitter (Japanese) | Instagram | Online Store (Japanese)

Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Shibuya Station, Shibuya 109 Men’s building (click on the Google Map for directions)

Hours of Operation: open daily 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

“Why Go?”: Get stylish clothes from a popular brand at the fabulous Shibuya 109 Men’s department store!

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August 8, 2016 0 comment
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ABC MART
ABC Mart is a shoe store chain that is all over Tokyo that sells trendy men’s and women’s shoes at a decent price. ABC Mart specializes in shoes, but also sells small quantities of other apparel such as shirts and socks. With popular Japanese brands (Yohji Yamamoto, mastermind Japan, NUOVO,  etc.) and Western brands (Vans, Reebok, Nike, Converse, Adidas, etc.), the shop brings in customers of many ethnicities and appeals to both genders. We specifically recommend the store in Shibuya, which is huge and packed to the brim with merchandise. From simple sandals to unique, intricate boots, ABC Mart brings a whole new meaning to “shoe shopping”. Within the sea of items, some certainly are treasure, and it is quite fun to try and find that rare deal that’s a steal. If you could use new shoes, or if you’re a “shoe-shopper”, then be sure to check this place out! You can’t get some of these shoes anywhere else (at least, not without paying a fortune)!
*It should also be noted that this shop is located in Center Gai, which is one of the busiest places in Shibuya as it is packed with lively restaurants and shops. If you ever visit, make sure you also explore the surrounding area!

ABC Mart Shibuya Information

Website (via Google Translate) ||| Facebook (Japanese) ||| Twitter (Japanese) ||| Instagram ||| Youtube |||  Online Store (via Google Translate)
Nearest Station: 7-minute walk from Shibuya Station (click on the Google Map for walking directions)


Hours of Operation: Open Daily 10am – 9pm
“Why Go?”: If you want to expand your shoes collection with great deals
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June 8, 2016 0 comment
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Womb nightclub sign, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Womb is a legendary Shibuya nightclub that frequently makes the Top 100 Clubs in the World list compiled by DJMag. With its nondescript entrance hidden down the small back-streets of Tokyo’s love hotel district (Dogenzaka), you might be wondering why.
Womb nightclub sign, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
The cover charge varies depending on each event, usually ranging from ¥1500-¥4000. If you have a flier (normally found on their website) or a Womb membership there is a small discount, usually ¥500. Once inside, there are a few different floors playing different music. There is a bar in each room serving the usual stuff, with prices around ¥700 per drink. The drinks aren’t particularly strong or special, so if you’re on a budget it’s probably best to just stick to beer.

Arguably, the best thing about Womb is the fact that its reputation attracts some of the world’s best DJs from all genres of electronic music. Each night of the week  has a different style of music and a few nights every month are dedicated to certain styles. A personal favorite of mine is the drum and bass night, 06S, which frequently brings top drum and bass DJs from around the world to headline. In a city where techno seems to dominate the club scene, this is a breath of fresh air and gives me a chance to see some of the names I could experience if I was back in England. To know what type of music would be playing on certain days, make sure to monitor their social media (laid out at the end of the article)

The lighting and sound is some of the best in the city. They have a state-of-the-art sound system and lasers that ensure a multi-sensory musical experience. They also have Japan’s largest disco ball which can be pretty awe-inspiring to see, especially if you’re not entirely sober.

Overall, if you love dance music, awesome sound and lighting and a friendly crowd, Womb is one of the best places in the world. Although it is surprisingly small compared to some other internationally renowned clubs, it can certainly hold its own when it comes to providing top quality music and an amazing atmosphere.
Womb nightclub, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Womb also holds annual events outside of the club that are on a much bigger scale and attract thousands of clubbers. Every December, Womb Adventure is held in a huge warehouse space in Chiba and combines top class DJs, with phenomenal lighting and a great crowd. Make sure to check it out!

Womb Information

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LINE
International Ratio: More international
Male / Female Ratio: About equal
Style: Smart Casual
Music Genre: Techno/house, other electronic,
Suitable For singles, couples, partying,
Nearest Station: 10-minute walk from Shibuya Station or 4-minute walk from Shinsen Station (Keio Inokashira Line)


Hours of Operation:Thursday-Saturday 10:00PM-5:00AM 
Estimated Price:¥700-¥1200 (excluding ¥2000 -¥4000 cover charge)
“Why Go?”:To check out one of the must-see clubs in Tokyo, with awesome lights and sounds.
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June 6, 2016 0 comment
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Shibuya 109

 

Shibuya 109

 

Shibuya 109, A “shopping paradise”

With eight floors and two basement levels, navigating the iconic shopping skyscraper Shibuya 109 can be daunting. It is a 3-minute walk from JR Shibuya station Hachiko exit and this building has wide range of excellent stores. Instead, it’s more or less a fashion labyrinth, and is hard to navigate. Here are top 5 clothing stores at Shibuya 109 that you should hit up for a great variety of styles!

 

Cecil McBee (2nd Floor)

If girly, frilly fashion is your deal, then Cecil McBee on the second floor is for you! Full of gorgeous dresses, a wide selection of accessories to lift up your feminine look, the ladies of fashion will be right at home here. At Cecil McBee, you can find clothes ranging from the girlish-cute style to the elegant-chic style.

 

Liz Lisa (5th Floor)

Known for their retro and “kawaii” style of apparel and accessories. Liz Lisa is a great place to go if you are looking for a feminine addition to your wardrobe without going entirely on lolita. Listed as one of the top five women clothing brands in Japan,  Liz Lisa is now continuing to expand their markets overseas. Here is the perfect place to find pastel mix and match clothing. Filled with sensibly lady-like cuts and colors, Liz Lisa gives you a wide selection of styles and fabrics without going over the girly deep end.

 

shibuya 109

Secret Honey (3rd Floor)

Secret Honey is also known for their “retro and girly style” but their apparel line is best known for their collaborations with Japanese anime and Disney characters. Previous collaborations include Cardcaptor Sakura and Sailor Moon. Their collaboration line are very popular and usually sell out in just a few minutes. If you consider yourself to be a Disney fashionista, be sure to visit their store. New Disney dresses are being released every week so don’t miss out!

EGOIST (4th Floor)

“Clothes are not for anyone but a wear for themselves.”

The name of the game at EGOIST is “classic and trendy”. Apparently you might not find crazy-colored and patterned clothing here. In contrast, you will be offered a clean and streamlines style in their apparel and accessories. That is not to say that their wares are not on the cutting edge of the latest street fashions. Besides, their fashion style actually comes in perfect understatements. The shop assistants at EGOIST are very fashionable- step up to them and they’ll guarantee you with the best coordination ideas!

RODEO CROWNS (5th Floor)

If you are more comfortable with a boyish-style, here is the right place for you. Based on American-casual style, RODEO CROWNS adds in a touch of delicacy to its men-like items. In fact, the concept of this brand is to pull out a pop and colorful combination onto their apparel.  If you’re lucky, you might find collaborations with other brands from time to time. Be creative- enjoy mix and matching their vibrant-yet-simple colored clothing.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. To get the full Shibuya 109 store list, check out the Shibuya 109 website.

Shibuya 109 Information

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Online Store

Nearest Station: 3-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station  (click on the Google Map for directions)

Hours of Operation: 10:00am – 9:00pm Everyday

“Why Go?”: To spend some time in Tokyo’s fashion hotspot for young Japanese women and foreign visitors.

Got some extra time to spend in Shibuya? Stop by the neighboring Shibuya 109Mens and Uniqlo. After you’re done there, head on over to Pablo for some delicious Japanese rare cheesecake, or splurge some more money at Jeanz Mate!

June 2, 2016 0 comment
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Hello, Tokyo travelers and fellow enthusiasts! Do you need to pick up or replace one of those little travel necessities, like a bag or a raincoat? Are you looking for some uniquely Japanese gifts and souvenirs, but don’t know where to go? Or do you just need a place to rest and re-caffeinate while you check your email? You don’t just need a hand, you need a Tokyu Hands Shibuya!

The Tokyu Hands Shibuya is a conveniently-located clearinghouse of all of your travel, souvenir, and gift-giving needs. It is one-stop shopping for your needs as well as for those odd little Japanese items that your family sees on TV and the Internet. Here you can pick up the sort of gifts that will thrill your friends without busting your budget.

And for your convenience, Tokyu Hands Shibuya offers free wifi and a place to rest with their Hands Café. Take a rest and plan the next part of your trip while updating your Facebook photos!

EASY SHOPPING

Are you nervous about communications barriers? Don’t be! Tokyu Hands Shibuya has English speakers on staff, so if you get in a bind there’s always someone to help with selections, price lookups, and helping you with your purchases.

And as a tourist, it gets even better—you get a 5% discount on selected items by showing your passport at the Information Counter on Floor B2C. There, you will receive a 5% discount ticket to redeem at the time of purchase, so be sure to visit before you are ready to check out! Tokyu Hands Shibuya is also a Tax-Free Shop, so after you make your purchase you can take your receipt back to the same Information Desk on Floor B2C and have the sales tax refunded! If you’re thinking of buying an expensive souvenir of your trip, Tokyu Hands Shibuya is the place to look!

What if everybody meets you at the airport when you return home? Tokyu Hands Shibuya offers free gift-wrapping, so you can start handing out the souvenirs right away!

“All that sounds great,” you think, “But do I really want to carry all of this stuff around until I get back to my hotel?” Tokyu Hands thought of that, too! For a 450 yen fee, the store offers shipping to your Tokyo-area hotel.

TOKYU HANDS SHIBUYA TOP TEN SOUVENIRS AND GIFT ITEMS

Tokyu Hands Shibuya was kind enough to give us a list of the top selling items purchased by tourists during their trip to the store. If you don’t see anything that catches your eye here, don’t worry! The Tokyu Hands Shibuya is a gigantic store full of items with that certain Japanese style. Come take a look!

Tokyu Hands Tokyo Japan Cards

10. Kyukyodo Hagaki Postcards: These elegant postcards feature Japanese scenery and are the perfect way to keep in touch with the people back home. 86 yen per card.

9. MT Colored Masking Tape: This multicolored and multi-patterned brand of masking tape is perfect for use in a wide variety of art and decorating projects. Starts at 108 yen per roll.

8. Suntory Whisky 17 Year Miniature Bottles: You may think “Scotland” when you think whisky, but Suntory in Japan is consistently winning awards for both their single malt and grain offerings. You can sample a mini-sized bottle of this fine spirit at 907 yen for a 50ml bottle.

7. Mindwave Stick Markers: Sticker markers with a whimsical Japanese theme for that super-organized person in your life. 378 yen per pack

6. PureSmile Face Masks: Made in Korea and highly regarded by Asian women, these face masks are popular for their skin-brightening and moisturizing abilities. Bloggers such as Louise Hung at xojane have even tried them out, so pop on over and see what they have to say! 108 yen per pack.

5. LuLuLun Facemasks: An elegant facemask from a Japanese cosmetics maker, designed for daily use. Other cosmetics from this brand are also available. Starting from 324 yen per pack.

4. Ukiyo-e Series Utamaro Line Collagen Facemasks: A facemask for lovers of both beauty and the art of the “floating world.” You can keep them to display the art or until you use them, but either way they are a bargain at 129 yen per pack.

3. Iwako Erasers: I know you’ve seen these—tiny eraser packs in the shapes of sushi, bento boxes, animals, and others. You can buy a small pack of three assorted eraser shapes for 50 yen per pack, perfect for kids and kids-at-heart.

Tokyu Hands Shibuya Tokyo Japan Skin Care Masks

2. Isshin-Do Honpo Design Facepacks: Moisturizing and beauty doesn’t have to be all serious, all of the time. Isshin-Do Honpo facepacks come in a variety of styles, from Kabuki to animals to Marvel characters and even KISS designs. Starting at 430 yen per mask, they are great gifts for the beauty-conscious who still like to have a little fun.

Tokyu Hands Shibuya Tokyo Japan Pens1. Frixion Ball Pilot Pens: As a writer myself, I love the feel of a good pen. Frixion Ball pens are multicolored and erasable, allowing you to switch colors or eliminate errors as desired. Pens start at 194 yen for a single color. Make sure to pick up a few refills (sold next to the pens) to make your gift last longer!

TOKYU HANDS SHIBUYA LOCATION INFORMATION

Website | Online Store (Tokyu Hands official)

Nearest Station: 7-minute walk from Shibuya Station (Hachiko exit)

 

Hours of Operation: 10:00 am – 8:30 pm daily

“Why Go?”: Pick up uniquely Japanese souvenirs and gifts before your return home!

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April 11, 2016 0 comment
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3D Statues Shibuya Loft Tokyo Japan

“Nice statues,” I said to my photographer. “They’re very detailed, almost like… ‘by God Eliot, it is like a photograph from life!’’’

3D Statues Shibuya Loft Tokyo Japan

“What are you talking about?” my photographer asked, snapping photos. “And my name is Andrew, not Eliot.”

“These statues! They’re actually 3D photographs!”

And they are! On the 6th floor of the Shibuya LOFT is the LoftLab 3D Studio, where you can get dressed and strike a pose in front of a circular setup of 102 high-speed cameras. After that, LOFT’s technicians will edit your photo and print a statue of you using one of their state-of-the-art 3D printers!

3D Statue LOFT Tokyo Japan

“But how can I get one of these for myself?” you ask. Well read on, and we’ll show you how it’s done!

STEP 1 – THE APPOINTMENT

It is better to make an appointment for this experience. It might be possible to get in without an appointment, but what if you can’t? Wouldn’t that be awful? To prevent disappointment, ask your hotel concierge or a Japanese friend can help you make a reservation for your 3D photographic experience at the following Tokyo-area LOFT locations—

Shibuya Loft 3D studio (TEL 03-3462-3863; reservations accepted 10:00 am – 9:00 pm daily)

Yūrakuchō Loft 3D studio (TEL 03-5223-6210; reservations accepted 10:30 am – 8:30 pm daily)

STEP 2 – GETTING READY

Each LoftLab 3D studio has a waiting and dressing room, where you can get yourself ready for your 3D statue debut. What, you’re going to go in your street clothes? Where’s the fun in that? There’s nothing to stop you from putting on your wedding dress, or your James Bond tuxedo (complete with martini), or you ski suit and snowboard. Or your Mario costume!

3D Statue LOFT Tokyo Japan Mario

Do you see that? That is not a Photoshop. That is what one of these statues looks like up close.

For your photo, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one subject. You and that special someone can be photographed together and preserve that moment forever.

3D Statue LOFT Tokyo Japan

And the LOFT at Yurakucho has a special deal for those of us with furry friends. Thanks to the high-speed cameras, you and your best four-legged pal can be in a statue together! Pet photos and statues are only available at the Yurakucho LOFT by appointment, so make sure to call and make an appointment beforehand.

STEP 3—STRIKE A POSE!

It’s ok to just pose, but c’mon! When is the next time you are going to be able to get a statue of yourself made? Go ahead and strike a kung fu pose! Or if you are into more active pastimes, the LoftLab 3D Studio’s cameras can capture you in action with a soccer header, puck flip, or baseball catch.

STEP 4–PAYING FOR IT…

At all LOFT locations, you get a discount of 5% off your purchases (over 1080 yen) just for shopping there! Just show your passport at the counter to claim your discount. Also, all three LOFT locations are registered Japan Tax-Free Shops. After checking out, take your receipts and passport to the Tax Refund Counter to have the tax portion of your purchase refunded. No waiting in line at the airport!

STEP 5—WAIT FOR IT…

It may seem disappointing, but it takes a fair amount of time to for one of LoftLab’s 3D printers to build your statue. But never fear! LOFT will ship your statue to you approximately three weeks after the photo is taken. But think of it this way—a few weeks after you return home, you can get a present from yourself from Japan!

STEP 6—DISPLAY PROUDLY!

And what will you do with this stunning masterpiece? Statues of children (at the varying stages of their lives) are great gifts for parents and grandparents, and a collection of family members will be a wonderful memento of your trip. And if you get really crazy with costumes, you’ll be able to play “Where’s Waldo?” by inserting yourself into your action figure collection. Just be sure to avoid placing your statue in sunlight and keep it away from water.

And think of it—if it’s already possible to make a 3D statue of yourself, how long will it be before a 3D printer can make figures with articulated joints? With molded hands and crazy 3D printed accessories and a Kung Fu grip? In a future visit, it may be possible to get an action figure of yourself. Now there’s some souvenir technology we can all appreciate.

LoftLab 3D Studio Location Information

Website (via Google Translate)

Nearest Stations:

Yūrakuchō LOFT: 3-minute walk from Yūrakuchō Station (reachable via the Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Yamanote Line, and Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line)

 

Shibuya LOFT: 7-minute walk from Shibuya Station (Hachiko exit) (reachable via the Yamanote Line)

 

Hours of Operation: Yurakucho LOFT 10:30 am – 9:30 pm daily; Shibuya LOFT 10:00 am – 9:00 pm daily.

Estimated Price: Varies depending on pose and accessories; see price guide for details

“Why Go?”: Get a 3D statue to put on your mantle!

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