Possibly the most famous of souvenir shops, Oriental Bazaar is also the most imaginatively laid out. There are four floors ... More
Possibly the most famous of souvenir shops, Oriental Bazaar is also the most imaginatively laid out. There are four floors and the higher you go, the more expensive the items get. The basement stocks bright, cheap and cheerful, touristy items, while the top floor offers antiques and traditional Japanese kimono and crafts. It is notably one of the best places to buy affordable and beautiful, second-hand original kimonos. Yukata (bathrobes), ceramics, towels and papercraft are some of the more popular items.
My family and I had a wonderful trip to Tokyo and visted the Oriental Bazaar twice. They have such a good selection of gifts from ornaments to clothes. I bought a beautiful Japanese T-Set which was packaged perfectly and made it all the way back to the UK safely. For me visit to Tokyo isn`t complete with a visit to this shop.
I am one of those tourist that likes to bring back gifts that I believe reflect the country I visited. The Oriental Bazaar allows you to bring a bit of Tokyo home. You will find a plethora of collectibles for a reasonable price. The best thing about this place is its hand made ceramics. These ceramics ranged from teakettles, to dishware, sake sets and many more trinkets. I urge everyone to visit the Oriental Bazaar. Bring lots of money because it is difficult not to buy everything in site.
Awesome time in shibuya. I went to the oriental Bazaar three times while in Tokyo and found alot of cool stuff from silk scarfs to dishes and chop sticks. Highly Recommend, a must stop place in Tokyo for gifts for family and friends.
Went to Oriental Bazaar twice in Tokyo, then hit the Narita Airport shop when leaving Japan for last minute gifts. Downstairs at the Shibuya store, there was a small private vendor selling souvenir items including paper wallets and small notebooks. They were the best prices I found for these items in all of Japan. Some items were the same as what I found in the 100 yen shops for slightly more, but the one-stop shopping couldn't be beat!
Overall, shopping in Japan is expensive. But this place offers affordable prices. Their service is great. One of the things that happened to me while shopping there... I lost my wallet! The store found it and after a week or so, I was able to get it back from a friend's help. Amazing people they are! If I could go back to Japan, I will definitely shop there again!
This place is fantastic,,,something for everyone,,,I found this place with directions from my daughter,,,I loved it so much I spent my first visit there just planning what to buy,,,I bought a few gifts there and decided to go back one day before leaving Tokyo to return home to newfoundland ,Canada,,that's what I did,,,I was leaving on friday ,,so my return visit ,was on Thursday,,,I was heart broken,,Thursday is the one day in the week that the Bazzar is closed,,so if you plan a trip there ,make sure that it is any day but Thursday,,I will go back there on my next visit to TOKYO,,,,it's a must for all tourists..Marian Barnable
I bought a kimono there this passed summer -- silk and nicely made, for a decent price. I wish I'd brought another. Has lovely music boxes, mirrors, and many other beautiful things. Highly recommended, wish there was one in America [or at least a website]
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