Monday, July 15, 2013 Category : SHOPPING

OIOI (Shinjuku Headquarter新宿マルイ本館):

Known as Marui in Japanese or O-yi O-yi (O as for “Off”) by foreigners, this is a decent department store with high-quality, elegant items for ladies as well as men. Until Sep 30 (Mon), 5% discount is provided if you show your UnionPay (银联 in Chinese) Card, and you can pay either by card or in cash. For more information in Japanese, English or Chinese, please have a look by clicking the following URL.

Website: http://www.0101.co.jp/stores/guide/store980.html

Restaurant and café: here not only can you find Starbucks, Chinese and Italian restaurants but also Sushi restaurants which offer a variety of choices of food after your day of shopping. If you want to have a quick look at the food pictures from each restaurant before going, here is the link,



3-30-13 Shinjuku,Shinjuku-ku, 160-0022

(〒160-0022  東京都新宿区新宿3-30-13)

Access: various choices in trains directing to OIOI are available,

METRO MARUNOUCHI Line: Shinjuku Sanchomei Sta., A1 Exit (20m)

METRO FUKUTOSHIN Line: Shinjuku Sanchomei Sta., A1 Exit (20m)

TOEI SHINJUKU Line: Shinjuku Sanchomei Sta., A1 Exit (20m)

METRO MARUNOUCHI Line: Shinjuku Sta., A7 Exit (268m, 3mins)

YAMANOTE Line: Shinjuku Sta., Chuo Higashi Exit (394m, 5mins)

Opening hours: 11:00~21:00, Sundays and holidays: until 20:30

Another two similar chain department stores are Keio and Odakyu Department Store and both of them have a branch in Shinjuku as well.


Keio (Shinjuku): department store

Website: http://info.keionet.com/shinjuku/foreign/index.html

Location: 1-1-4 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 160-8321

(〒160-8321 東京都新宿区西新宿1-1-4)


KEIO Line, Shinjuku Station

TOEI SHINJUKU Line/Oedo Line, Shinjuku Station

JR YAMANOTE Line: Shinjuku Station

ODAKYU Line, Shinjuku Station





Opening hours: B1~3F 10:00~20:30 (Sundays, holidays until 20:00), 4F~ 10:00~20:00,

Restaurant Street: 11:00~22:00


Odakyu (Shinjku): department store

Website: http://www.odakyu-dept.co.jp/index.html

Location: 1-1-3 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 160-0023

(〒160-0023 東京都新宿区西新宿1−1−3)


Opening hours in May: 11F~5F: 10:00~20:00, 4F~B2: 10:00~20:30, Restaurant Street: 13,14F: 11:00~22:30, 12F: 11:00~22:00

More details of the Restaurant Street by clicking here: http://www.odakyu-dept.co.jp/shinjuku/restaurant/index.html


Uniqlo (Shinjuku East Exit Store, Shinjuku West Exit Store)

Here you can get some comfortable and high-quality items at a very reasonable price. There are two located around the east and west exit of Shinjuku station.

Website: http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/


Shinjuku East Exit Store: 3-29-1 Shinjuku, Shunjuku-ku


Shinjuku West Exit Store: B1~4F Shinjuku パベット, 1-1-1, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

Opening hours: 10:00~22:00

For electronics fans, here I also have some recommendations for you.


Yodobashi Camera (新宿西口本店, マルチメディア新宿東口): electronic items store

Website: http://www.yodobashi.com/ec/store/0011/

Remember, for large electronic goods like a camera, you can always bargain here, the trick is, to first check out the prices of the item you desire in some other stores, if they are lower, then you can almost certainly negotiate the price down with the clerks at Yodabashi.


Shinjuku West Exit Headquarter: 1-11-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku 160-0023

Maruchi Media Shinjuku East Exit Store: 3-26-7, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 160-0022

(〒160-0023 東京都新宿区西新宿1-11-1(新宿西口本店)

〒160-0022 東京都新宿区新宿3-26-7 (マルチメディア新宿東口))


JR YAMANOTE Line, Shinjku Station, West Exit, 2 min walking

JR YAMANOTE Line, Shinjuku Station, East Exit, 1 min walking



Opening hours: 9:30~22:00

For cosmetics, please have a look at the following pharmacies.


Ryuseido (龍生堂)

There are about 7 stores around Shinjuku Station, for example, the Shinjuku Store’s location is 3-21-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku (新宿区新宿3-21-6), for details of other stores, here is the link,


Website: http://www.ryuseido.co.jp/

1.7 Matsumoto Kiyotsu (マツモト キヨツ 新宿東口店)

Website: www.matsukiyo.co.jp


3-22-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku




Uniqlo (Takadanobaba Store):


2F BIGBOX 1-35-3 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku

東京都新宿区高田馬場1-35-3 BIGBOX 2階

Opening hours: Weekdays 10:00~21:00, Satudays, Sundays and holidays: 10:00~20:00 Game Centre: here you can have fun with music games, prize claws and the amazing Purikura (Japanese Photo Sticker Booth) which allows you to customize your photos and edit them yourself after the shot for about ¥400. If you have time, I recommend a visit here.

Website: http://www.taito.co.jp/gc/details/tokyo/tokyo/sgc00379/


6F BIGBOX 1-35-3 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku

東京都新宿区高田馬場 1-35-3 BIGBOX 6F

Opening hours: 10:00~24:00

Occasional Sales fairs are held on the ground floor.