Shopping

For those who love shopping, Tokyo definitely offers a lot of choices. However, if you don't speak Japanese, your choices may be more limited. Thankfully, the longer we live here, the better internet shopping gets and getting things from "back home" is not as hard as it once was. Below we outline the best places to go for children's and baby things as well as some of our favourite places mum-made stores based in Japan.

Baby Super Stores

These stores are super because they provide one-stop shopping (or at least as close to that as you can get).  They have everything from furniture, to diapers, bottles, clothing, strollers, playpens and much, much more.

Akachan Honpo
Low-end to mid-range store.  Several stores located throughout Tokyo.  Store locator on their website (Japanese only).  Online shopping also available (Japanese only).

Babies "R" Us
Mid-range store.  Several stores located throughout Tokyo.  Store locator on their website (English available).  Online shopping also available (Japanese only).

Nishimatsuya
Low-end to mid-range store.  Several stores located througout Tokyo.  Store locator on their website (Japanese only).  Online shopping available (Japanese only).

Actus Kids Store
Japanese baby and children's store. Store locator on their website (Japanese only). Online shopping also available (Japanese only).
Japanese online shopping site that carried a good range of baby and children's products (Japanese only). Special section for maternity, baby and children's goods. Print catalogue available.

Costco
Membership warehouse club that carries children's clothing, diapers, toys, books, etc.  Store locator on their website (English available).

Familiar

Japanese baby and children's store. Store locator on their website (English available).

These overseas online shopping sites also deliver (selected items) to Japan.

Amazon, Amazon UK, Baby Express, MotherCare, Kids Window, and Next Direct.


Baby Furniture & Accessories

In addition to the baby super stores mentioned above, baby and children furniture and accessories can be purchased from these stores.

IDC Otsuka

Furniture and home decorations store that carries furniture for children's rooms.  Store locator on their website (Japanese only).  Nursery rooms and/or play rooms, as well as complimentary stroller rentals in most stores.
Swedish furniture and home decorations store that carries baby and children products.  Online catalogue and print catalogue available.  Stores located in Chiba, Saitama and Yokohama.  Store locator on their website (English available).

Baby & Toddler Clothing

Du Pareil Au Meme
French brand children's clothing store.  Store locator available on website (Japanese only). 

GAP
US brand clothing store.  Store locator available on website (Japanese only).  Most stores carry the baby and kids line of clothing.

Ma Mere
Imported European brand children's clothing.  Store locator available on website (Japanese only).

Miki House
Japanese brand children's clothing store.  Store locator available on website (English available).  

NEXT
UK brand clothing store.  Store locator available on website (English available).  Online shopping store (In English) above under super stores.

Petit Bateau
French brand children's clothing store.  Store locator available on website (Japanese only).

Stomp Stamp
Imported clothing.  Store locator available on website (Japanese only).

ZARA
Spanish brand clothing store.  Store locator available on website (English available).  Children's line not available at all stores.

Books, DVDs, CDs etc

Amazon Japan
Japanese online shopping site partially available in English that carries a good range of English language books, DVDs, CDs etc for children.

Blue Parrot Bookshop
Secondhand bookstore that buys/sells English language books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines.  

BOOKOFF
Secondhand bookstore that buys/sells books, DVDs, CDs, video games, etc.   Store locator available on website (Japanese only).  Not all stores carry foreign language products.

Foreign Buyers' Club - The Learning Center
Japanese online shopping site.  Print catalogue also available.

Good Day Books
Used English bookstore that sells, trades, and buys used English books and sells new English books.

Kinokuniya
Store locator available on website (English available). Online shopping also available (Japanese only). Stores located throughout Tokyo but not all carry English language products. The two flagship stores in Shinjuku have the biggest range of English products.

Maternity Clothes & Nursing Clothes

In addition to the baby super stores mentioned above maternity clothes and nursing clothes can be purchased from these stores.  Most department stores also carry some maternity and nursing clothing.

Mo-House
Japanese brand nursing clothing store.  Store locator available on website (Japanese only).  Online shopping also available (Japanese only).  Print catalogue also available.

United Colors Of Benetton
Italian brand clothing store.  Store locator available on website (Japanese only).  Maternity line not available at every store.

ZARA
Spanish brand clothing store.  Store locator available on website (English available).  Maternity line not available at every store.

Why Buy, When You Can Rent?

If you want to try before you buy, or just need something for a limited amount of time, renting is also an option. The following sites  have Japanese only.

BabyLand

Hoxon

Nice Baby

Prefer to support mum or dad-run businesses?


Homemade clothes and accessories for kids.

Sora Japan
Handmade children's clothing and gifts.

Kira Kira Sakura
Handmade Japanese jewellery by Jez.

Off on a Whim
Handmade custom Japanese powerstone jewellery

Biku Designs
Specializing in vintage Kimono silk jewellery and sterling silver bespoke jewellery.

PRISM and Peace
Handmade suncatchers for bringing rainbows into your home.

Ice Flower Crochet 
Crochet with love from all the colours. Baby goods, blankets and more.

Lil Zebra
Temporary tatoos and kids accessories.

On Demande Japan
Imported larger size shoes for women

Sugar Pop
Women's clothing including yoga wear, swim wear. Larger sizes available.

Pieni Kauppa
Japanese dad and Finnish mum selling beautiful Scandinavian products for the home.

Aroha Japan
Baby shower gifts and presents for proud new parents including diaper cakes.

Momo's Bookstore
New and second hand books with sales every couple of months online.

Tokyo Bookworm
Second hand books online

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