is a shopper's paradise ... there is something for everyone. From the
latest electronic gadgets to watches, cameras and other optical goods,
look no further - you'll find it all in Japan!
Many people see Japan
as a place to buy high-tech goods only. In fact, it is in Japan where
you can find the sheerest of silks, the highest quality pearls, fine ceramics,
lacquer ware, colorful and historic wood block prints, hand crafted bamboo
ware, and so on. All of these are available in specialty shops and the
department stores of Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. Recommended shopping areas
in Tokyo include the Ginza, Shinjuku and Shibuya, while the electronics
district of Akihabara is famous for its incredible array of electronic
and electrical devices of all kinds.