Tokyo Shopping Guide
An expanded new edition of my popular guide to cute and crafty Tokyo, available in print, PDF and ebook.
Heading to Japan? My shopping guide will help you plan your trip, with a focus on the best cute, crafty and creative places to visit. I have visited Japan three times and share my favourite shops, sights and tips in this handy zine.
Packed full of information and photos, it includes detailed entries on the best shops for kawaii, fabric, washi, stationery, toys and homewares plus area guides to Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Akihabara, Ikebukuro, Fabric Town, Odaiba and Ueno and even mini-guides to Osaka and Kyoto. There are also details of fun places to visit like the Ghibli Museum, Design Festa and Parasite Museum and tips on visiting Japan. Get your copy and be introduced to places the mainstream guides won't tell you about.
32 pages, black and white photocopied with colour cover. A5 (6" x 8") in size. This edition printed Summer 2011.
32 pages. You will receive two files - one in colour laid out for viewing on screen in a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or Preview (cannot be printed) and a black and white version laid out for printing on A4 paper so you can take it with you to Japan. Just print the pages back to back, fold and staple! A link to download the zine will be emailed to your order address within 48 hours of ordering.
Got back yesterday from such a fantastic trip to Japan. The zines were a fantastic resource to have and we went to so many of your suggestions. Gashapons were a huge hit. It was also great to be able to show people the page of where we were looking for if we were close but not quite there!!! Best money ever spent. Thanks so much. - Janet, November 2012
I love Tokyo and this guide is jam packed with lots of helpful information - will be invaluable next time I visit! Thank you x - Lisa, December 2012
What a lovely guide, no doubt it will be easier to prepare my trip to tokyo now. Thanks a lot :D - Valérie, November 2012
I just returned from a trip to Tokyo, where I really enjoyed your guides!!! We've followed a lot of your tips and had a great time! Your guide covered about everything I like :-) - Isabel, October 2012
Very informative and kawaii guide to shopping in Tokyo, this will come in very handy. Thanks again :) - Miss Fiendish, August 2012
Brilliant guide, full of useful tips on shopping and places to visit in Tokyo that you wouldn't find in any generic guide. I dream of visiting Tokyo one day soon so I intent to use these zines to fuel my planning. Thanks very much! - stara27, September 2010
Will be a great add-on to my conventional travel guides to Tokyo! - karmologyclinic, August 2010
This exactly what I was looking for to guide me to the cutest shopping destinations in Tokyo - charleydreams, June 2010
I just returned from Japan yesterday and wanted to tell you that your “Tokyo Shopping Guide” was the most useful guidebook I had! I visited Loft, Tokyu Hands, Okadaya, and Ito-Ya and found each store without a problem. I left Japan with: handmade paper, rubber stamps, stickers (so many stickers!), pens... - Pooja, November 2009
I just got my tokyo zine and shopping guide in the post (only a couple of days after ordering!) and they are wonderful. I'm having a hard time putting them down and not greedily reading them both all in one go. I hope to go to tokyo one day, hopefully when I get there some of these wonderful places you describe will still be there! - Ashley, December 2008
just a little note to say that your guide to shopping in tokyo , which i took on my recent trip and referred to constantly , totally rocks ! thank you so much for all your great tips .arigato gozaimasu : ) - Sally, November 2008
I bought your two Tokyo zines and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading them. You make me wish that I was going back to Japan soon, so I could look at all the interesting shops that I didn’t have a chance to see last time. Your zines are really well-written and your enthusiasm for everything Japanese comes across in them well. - Emma, November 2008