Osu is one of Nagoya's oldest shopping districts with a long history spanning over 4 centuries. If you're looking for a place to shop in Nagoya, there aren't many places that can match Osu in terms of sheer size and volume. Osu accommodates more than 1200 business establishments including restaurants, cafes, gadget stores and thrift stores. This area is packed with people at any time of the day and any month of the year. Osu attracts, even more, people in August and October when it hosts the Osu Summer Festival and the Osu Ship Parade in the respective months.
Opened in 2002, Oasis 21 is a major attraction and modern shopping center set amidst a vast green space in the heart of the city. The structure's design resembles a UFO with an oval shaped transparent roof along with a water tank that circulates water throughout the building, thus maintaining its core temperature. Its unique architecture makes sure that it never goes unnoticed by people passing by. Oasis 21 is also home to the Nagoya highway bus terminal and an array of business establishments such as restaurants, cafes, boutiques and convenience stores.
One of Nagoya's most famous markets, Yanagibashi Market is a situated at a distance of 580 meters (1917 feet) from Nagoya Station. Being so close the biggest transportation hub of the city, the market is perpetually crowded with shoppers, locals and tourists at all hours of the day. This market is also known as the 'pantry of the masses', as it houses a large number of fish stores, butchers, grocers, eateries and food vendors.
Sakae is one of Nagoya's premier shopping districts, offering an abundance of retail stores, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, and cafes. If you're in for high-end shopping, head towards the Maruei, Parco and Skyle areas of Sakae where there a wide range of luxury fashion boutiques are positioned one next to the other. The Nagoya TV Tower, Oasis 21, Aichi Performing Arts Theater, Aichi Fine Arts Center & Museum are some of the major attractions that fall under Sakae.
Dr MONROE Original Jewelry is a designer jewelry store in Nagoya offering a wide range of gold and silver jewelry and accessories. The store collaborates with designer brands like Kenji Kamiyama and Tokyo Otaku Mode to create high-quality limited edition items that add value to your personality.
Mozo Wonder City is one of Nagoya's most well-known shopping malls covering a total area of 265,896 square meters (2,862,080 square feet). The mall features a wide range of shopping establishments such as restaurants, cafes, bars and fashion boutiques. Mozo also offers a multi-screen cinema theater in which you can catch the latest movies with your friends and family. This is a complete shopping destination where there is something for everyone.
This attractive two-storey shop in Nagoya's east end caters mainly to snowboarders and surfers. A fine selection of boards is available with knowledgable staff to help you make an appropriate purchase. Related accessories are on hand as well, all for prices comparable with other shops in the city. Even if you do not participate in either of these sports, though a visit is not out of the question; a fine array of related fashion draws many customers.
One of Nagoya's several large underground shopping malls, this one is conveniently located in the middle of the city's busiest shopping district, beneath the landmark TV Tower. A majority of shops are fashion related and geared toward young women but you can also find shops selling gifts, novelties, books, stationery, music CDs, etc. There are also numerous cafes and restaurants, mostly offering lighter fare suitable for a lunch, an afternoon snack or a light, early dinner. Running between Sakae and Hisaya-odori subway stations, it is also an excellent thoroughfare to other shops in the area during inclement weather.
If you are planning on an outdoor excursion then Patagonia is the place to stock your supplies. Known for their extensive collection of surfing, skiing, climbing as well as fly-fishing and running gear, this is the place to find most of your requirements under one roof. The staff on-site is quite knowledgeable, and they can be relied upon for assistance, help and suggestions. A visit to this store is an experience in itself owning to its relaxed ambiance and elaborate theme that extends itself to environmentalism.
Entering a Harry Winston store is experiencing galore and bedazzling beauty. Elegantly cut diamonds, timeless designs leave you awestruck. From engagement rings to cuff-links, this store brings to you a collection that is simply hypnotic. There is no better way to express your feelings than gifting a diamond to that special person. Come down to Harry Winston and pick a piece of exquisite art that will sweep her off the feet.
Tokyu Hands is the mother of all miscellaneous goods stores in Japan. There are numerous branches throughout the country, and this one is amongst the largest. It comprises five floors of the Annex Building in central Nagoya. The store is also a great place to shop in if you are looking for toys and games, but it of course has much more than that, with everyday household goods and handy items in great abundance as well. You are even likely to find some items so unusual that there is no label to correctly characterize them.
One of the older and more established of the large bookstores in the city, this is the place to go in Nagoya for English-language books on Japan. The first floor is devoted to vernacular periodicals, gifts, stationery and office supplies, with other books on the second and third floors. Foreign, mostly English-language, books and periodicals on Japan and a wide variety of other subjects are on the third floor. Picture postcards of the city and other areas of Japan, as well as greeting cards with Japanese themes, are also available. They also take orders for professionally printed bilingual business cards.