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Fabric and craft stores in Tokyo? 2007/3/8 13:38
Tokyo 23-ku
Hi there,
I'm taking a trip to Tokyo in April. In fact my first trip to Japan! Could anyone please recommend fabric and craft stores (aside Nippori)? I will be staying in Akasaka.
thank you!
by Lauren  

. 2007/3/8 15:13
Tokyu Hands (many locations in Tokyo) is a famous arts and crafts store, but has almost everything you might need. Fabric etc.

Stores are in Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya etc.
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Other suggestions 2007/3/8 15:58
Lauren,

Kinkado (in Ikebukuro amongst other places) is probably the place to go for fabrics and dress-making supplies. Yuzawaya (in Urawa, Kichijoji, etc, but not in central Tokyo) is also good for materials and craft supplies.
by Dave in Saitama rate this post as useful

obi silk 2007/3/9 06:44
-extravagant silk brocade used for Kimono sash. In side streets of Asakusa near temple you can buy 1/2 meter remnants for Y1000. Lots of other traditional fabrics there too.
by lee rate this post as useful

thanks... 2007/3/9 11:40
.. for your suggestions!
I will check those places out.
Cant wait to go to Japan!
by Lauren rate this post as useful

Craft stores in Tokyo 2007/3/18 14:07
Took a craft tour of Tokyo last year, attended the annual Tokyo Hobby Show in May. There's a chain of stores in Kamata City, South of Tokyo, that has every craft imaginable. I'm not sure of the name but you turn left out of the train station, pass a huge tree town center and the main store is two streets down on your right. Definitely worth finding. I bought cotton fabric (like fat quarters) at the 100 Yen stores you can find in every part of Tokyo. Also if you can get to a flea market you can find locals selling bolts of kimono fabric and obis for under 500 yen! Language wasn't a problem but make sure you have enough yen! My family is leaving next Saturday and I'm the tour guide with the quest to find more fabric for my hobbies! Have a fun trip in April...Hope you see the cherry trees in bloom!
by Lori rate this post as useful

Yuzawaya 2007/3/18 20:35
Lori,

There's a chain of stores in Kamata City, South of Tokyo, that has every craft imaginable.

That sounds like Yuzawaya.
by Dave in Saitama rate this post as useful

Yuzawaya has more than one location? 2007/4/8 22:37
I have been to japan several times and Kincado and Yuzawaya are the best fabric stores i have found. As i am going again in may this year, i would love to know about more locations of Yuzawaya...the only one i know is in Kamata. with thanks...
by pattiy rate this post as useful

Yuzawaya stores 2007/4/8 22:42
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thanks!! 2007/4/9 03:54
Hey Dave... thanks for this link.. .i found it on another site this am and have the addresses for all 14 of their stores... so we will see if i can get to all 14 in my 13 days in japan... i am so excited...
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thanks again 2007/4/9 13:30
for all the valuable info!
I'm gonna try to go to a flea market to get some vintage kimono fabrics. :)
by Lauren rate this post as useful

Add Okadaya to your list 2008/3/3 12:09
This weekend I did the Yamanote line Fabric Tour of Tokyo!! Nippori Textile Town (Tomato has everything http://www.nippori-tomato.com/tomato/2kaisya_chizu.html), Kinkado in Ikebukero (http://www.rakuten.co.jp/kinkado/442950/451673/), Okadaya in Shinjuku (http://www.okadaya.co.jp/hobby/shop/images/map/honten.html), Marunan in Shibuya (http://www.shibuyadogenzaka.com/mapa2.html) and Yuzawaya in Kamata (http://www.yuzawaya.co.jp/information/tenpoannnai.html). It's an ALL DAY tour!! NOTE; Tomato is NOT open on Sundays
by Cris rate this post as useful

fabric tour 2009/5/20 12:02
Can you please suggest how I find out about booking the 1 day "Yamanote line fabric tour of Tokyo" that has been mentioned? Thanks in advance.
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Fabric "tour" 2009/9/20 07:41
My fabric "tour" isn't a formal tour... I just entertained my self one Saturday by getting on the Yamanote line at Hamamatsucho near my apartment and going to all the fabric stores I could find! Kamata isn't actually on the Yamanote but the rest are. This is my Google map of these as well as some fun restaurants I have found. Hope it works. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=10809579116619...
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Kinkado in Ikebukuro closed 2010/10/24 20:19
One of the shops mentioned above, Kinkado in Ikebukuro, is no longer open. Just a heads-up for anyone planning to visit it.
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Kinkado update 2010/10/25 15:26
niftyjack wrote:

One of the shops mentioned above, Kinkado in Ikebukuro, is no longer open. Just a heads-up for anyone planning to visit it.

Actually, all the Kinkado stores closed down earlier this year, as the company went bankrupt.
by Dave in Saitama (guest) rate this post as useful

blog link 2010/10/26 02:15
You might find some good links in this blog:
http://www.askingfortrouble.org/crafts/tokyo-shopping-guide/
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yuzuwaya? 2010/11/12 09:30
Can I know which is the biggest yuzuwaya? I only have time to visit one during an upcoming trip.
by Saus (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: 2010/11/12 13:44
KAMATA.
There are four Yuzawaya stores in Kamata.

http://xrl.us/bh7mse
(Link to maps.google.com)

Yuzawaya#10 fabric
Yuzawaya#6 craft
Yuzawaya#7 stationery
Yuzawaya#5 toys,cosmetics
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Okadaya or Yuzawaya?? 2010/12/14 19:09
Which is better to search for felt? And anyone knows where to get a selection of sunfelt and good price?

Thanks
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