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Oriental Bazaar Omotesando

written by EnAble Japan October 21, 2014

“Welcome to Oriental Bazaar!” This traditional Japanese culture gift shop places a heavy emphasis on serving its foreign visitors. In fact, the gift shops name, “Oriental Bazaar” was created by a foreign customer in the early 1950′s. Originally a small gift shop opened in 1916, Oriental Bazaar has gone through many changes. In 1951, several years after World War II, the gift shop relocated to its current location, Omotesando. The souvenir shop changed targets to a local U.S. Army Barracks, hoping to share Japanese culture through very convenient and easy-to-use products. Since then the Oriental Bazaar has grown to become the most popular gift shop in Tokyo.

Everyday, customers from all over the world visit Oriental Bazaar to find a small piece of “old Japan” to bring back home with them. the store offers traditional Japanese goods such as; Kimonos, Japanese screens, furniture, lanterns, and many other miscellaneous goods. Each item has been carefully chosen in order to give customers a beautiful yet practical piece of Japan in hopes of enriching the lives of every shopper that walks through Oriental Bazaar’s doors. The exterior of the shop is fashioned after many of the shrines which can be found scattered throughout Tokyo in order to portray the “essence of old Japan”. The staff speaks English, so if your Japanese is not up to snuff you can be sure you will be properly taken care of. USD, Euros, Japanese Yen, and credit cards are all accepted. Finally, Oriental Bazaar offers overseas shipping for any item too large to carry all the way home.

If you are ever in the Omotesando area and are looking for a little piece of old Japanese culture, Oriental Bazaar is the place for you. Find the perfect gift to represent your trip to Japan in this gem of a gift shop.

Photo credit: The Oriental Bazaar by Atilla Malarik

Address:9-13 5 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo
GPS:35.6649183, 139.70391159999997

Opening Hours

Monday:10:00 – 19:00
Tuesday:10:00 – 19:00
Wednesday:10:00 – 19:00
Friday:10:00 – 19:00
Saturday:10:00 – 19:00
Sunday:10:00 – 19:00

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