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Tokyo Mothers Group

English-speaking support group for families in Tokyo

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).


Belle Maison

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.


IKEA

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?

Katja & the buttons

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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