Open Shops on Sunday in Tokyo: A Detailed List
If you are planning on going for a shopping spree in Tokyo on a Sunday, then you need to know where you can shop. It would be a waste of time and money to travel around places and find it closed. So here is your answer.
Generally, most shops remain open on a Sunday in Tokyo. The opening and closing time for most shops usually remain in the bracket from 10 am to 8 pm. Some shops might close as late as 9 pm too. There are also 24/7 convenience stores operating on a Sunday in Tokyo.
Malls and Fashion Stores
Local Shops and Specialties
|Open from 10 am to 8 pm|
Open from 10 am to 8 pm
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|Convenience Stores||Lawson, Family Mart, 7-Eleven|
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do not offer counter services.
Special mail services are available
Prioritize your shopping needs according to the timings. Meanwhile, you can find a break by hopping into a restaurant to refuel energy for more shopping. We are going to categorize everything that would make your shopping day on a Sunday a success.
|Most Department Stores in Shinjuku||10 am to 8 pm|
|Most Department Stores in Ginza||10 am to 8 pm|
|Seibu Department Store, Ikebukuro||11 am to 6 pm|
|Sunshine City, Toshima||10 am to 10 pm|
|Nihombashi’s Mitsukoshi Main Store||11 am to 7 pm|
If you want to sprint from one departmental store to another in search of great prices and good deals, you should go to Shinjuku. Shinjuku Station is the busiest train station in the world. Therefore, the area has every major brand of departmental stores and fashion outlets.
Likewise, if you are looking for high-end and designer brands, you can go to Ginza to find your needs. You can find everything that you need – be it an international brand or local. If you want to explore more range of departmental stores in Ginza, go towards the Yurakucho area.
Visit Seibu Department Store if you want to marvel at the beauty and expansiveness of one of the largest departmental store in the world. You can also find another interesting departmental store in Ikebukuro called Sunshine City – Tokyo’s first city within a city.
Additionally, you can find traditional Japanese items in Nihombashi’s Mitsukoshi departmental store. Also, you can find more departmental stores in Marunouchi.
Malls And Fashion Stores
|Most Malls in Odaiba||10 am to 9 pm|
|Most Malls in Shibuya||10 am to 9 pm|
|First Avenue Tokyo Station||9 am to 10 pm|
|Tokyo Solomachi||11am to 8pm|
If you are looking for shopping malls, you should go to Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. The shopping malls there are also lined with interesting and entertaining activities. It also has a Venice-themed shopping complex that looks ethereal and is targeted at women’s clothing and personal items.
Another best location to find good clothing stores and malls is Shibuya. You can find almost everything that you need. It is filled with both affordable and high-end brands.
You can also find a popular underground mall near Tokyo Station at Marunouchi – First Avenue Tokyo State. It has a cluster of shops with top brands and quality.
Similarly, you can find shopping and entertainment complex with over 300 shops at Tokyo Solomachi, which is situated at the base of Tokyo Sky Tree.
Local Shops And Specialities
|Book Stores||Most Stores in Jimbocho |
Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store
Most Stores in Akihabara
|10 am to 6 pm|
10 am to 9 pm
11 am to 9 pm
|Music Stores||Most Stores in Ochanomizu|
Yamaha store, Ginza
|11 am to 8 pm|
10:30 am to 7:30 pm
|Kitchenware and Decorative||Most Shops in Kappabashi Distrcit||9 am to 5 pm|
|Electronics||Most Shops Akihabara||10 am to 7 pm|
|Boutiques|| Most Shops in Harajuku|
Most Shops in
Ginza, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho
Most Shops in Sugamo
Most Shops in Nihombashi
|11 am to 7 pm|
11 am to 8 pm
11 am to 7 pm
10 am to 7pm
|Special Local Shops||100-yen shop|
Nakamise Shopping Street
|10 am to 8 pm|
10 am to 5 pm
10 am to 7 pm
When it comes to books, Tokyo caters to different tastes and needs. It is best to visit Jimbocho for local book stores. If you are looking for English titles, then Sanseido, Tuttle, and Isseido are the publishing houses that can help you find any Japanese book in English.
If you want to be amazed at the sight of books everywhere, then do not miss visiting Kinokuniya – one of the largest bookstores in Tokyo. The main store also has a dedicated whole floor to English titles.
Talking about books, if you are an anime fan, a.k.a. an otaku, you can also find dozens of shops dedicated to otaku culture at Akihabara. You can find collectibles of every other anime and manga that fancies your desire. In addition, you have a great chance of finding your senpai and/or waifu there!
Similarly, Ochanomizu is a great place to explore all types of musical instruments. From Yamaha to other international brands, you can find them all there at Meida Dori Avenue. Ginza also has many Yamaha music stores where they also hold live musical performances.
Kitchenware And Decorative
If you are looking for every type of utensil and decorative items that can make your kitchen fancy, go to the Kappabashi district. You can buy furniture, chinaware, ceramics, and even napkins that can make your kitchen look fancier. You can find the Kappabashi district around Tawaramachi Station on the Ginza subway line.
If you are looking for electronic items, it is best to wander around in Akihabara and find hundreds of such shops. From local to international, you can find all types of brands. If you are looking for general items and nothing fancy, Laox and Ishimaru are your best bet.
There is one thing that you should remember if you are not a local – buy electric products that are compatible with the voltage system of your hometown. To get an idea of it, you can speak to the store manager or confirm it yourself by going through The World Electric Power Guide.
From upscale and sophisticated to a casual and affordable range of clothes and accessories, you can find all this at local boutiques in Harajuku. The district is divided between Omotesando and Takeshita Dori, which cater to high-end fashion needs and trendy fashion looks respectively.
Ginza, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho are also sprinkled with such local boutiques and shops from where you can find unique, traditional, and even modern clothing. The best part of exploring local boutiques is that you can find something that cannot be found elsewhere.
Sugamo has a wide variety of shops that caters to sophisticated fashion for the elderly. You can find similar shops with more traditional tones in Nihombashi.
Other Local Speciality Shops
There are many local shops that cater to special and specific items and are unique in their theme. For example, 100-yen shops in Tokyo have cultural and economic significance. You can find anything – from table fans to kitchen items to anything unique at around 100 yen (plus 8 yen in tax). The largest 100-yen shop is located at Takeshita Dori at Harajuku.
If you are searching for souvenirs, you can go to Nakamise Dori in Asakusa and Akibhara to find a wide variety of shops. Oriental Bazaar in Omotesando in Harajuku is also another best option.
On Sundays, you can especially go to flea markets, which are mostly open around every other temple, shrine, or other public spaces. These flea markets also have second-hand goods and more and are only open on Sundays in Tokyo.
Restaurants are open on Sunday and operate between 10 am to 9 pm. Rest, it may also vary from restaurant to restaurant.
Shopping around can make you feel hungry and hangry. The best shopping tip to save money is to eat to your heart’s content and then shop. Psychologically, we will be less inclined to shop for things we do not need, hence, saving money!
You can find these dining options in Tokyo on a Sunday.
While you can have local cuisine anywhere in Tokyo, if you specifically want to eat international cuisine, you should go to Azabu, Hiroo, and Roppongi districts. In addition, you can visit Korea town in Shin Okubo, France Town in Kagurazaka, and Chinatown in Ikebukuro. They have restaurants dedicated to respective country-theme cuisines.
Most of the departmental stores also a restaurant area where you can find casual dining experience. But if you want to explore more casual dining areas that are not at the hip of a departmental store, then go to Izakaya, which is a chain of dedicated casual dining theme restaurants.
You can also find them in Omoide Yokocho in Shinjuku, Yakitori Street in Yurakucho, and Hoppy Street in Asakusa. These have traditional Tokyo cuisine that is fit for a casual dining scene.
You can also try Gyudon restaurants, which offer basic Japanese breakfast at modest prices. You can also hop on to sushi restaurants in Tsukiji outer market and Toyosu market. However, these sushi places most often than not close by 12 pm.
If you are into fine wine and dine in Michelin starred restaurants, then Shinjuku, Shiodome, Ginza, Azabu, and Tokyo Station should be your go-to. Going around these areas will get you to such luxurious fine dining restaurants. For example, you can find Shangri –La, The Peninsula, and the likes on the Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station and the international line of restaurants at Azabu.
Many 24/7 convenience stores like 7-Eleven, Lawson, and Family Mart remain open in Tokyo on a Sunday.
In addition, many family restaurants, karaoke parlors, fast food restaurants are open all day and all night, especially in areas Shinjuku and Shibuya.
Further, retail stores like Don Quijote in Shibuya and Ikebukuro remain open on Sunday 24/7 or closes at midnight. Medical stores also remain open on a Sunday in Tokyo.
If you are looking for a foreign exchange service, it is best to do it on a weekday and not on any weekend. Mostly the maintenance services are in the process during weekends.
Furthermore, the services can be slow or not available at all. Regarding currency exchange, you cannot do it on a Sunday. However, on weekdays, you can make a withdrawal from 7 am to midnight.
Post offices are generally open from 9 am to 5 pm on a Sunday. However, different post offices offer limited services based on the type of mail. For example, you might be redirected to a different post office if you want to check an international mail on a Sunday.
Check this video that takes you through the above-mentioned top shopping destinations in Tokyo, so you can make the most of your Sunday shopping in Tokyo.