Fabrizio Buonamassa-Stigliani, senior director of Bulgari’s watch design centre
Tokyo feels like many cities in one, with each prefecture having its own identity, such as Akihabara with all its electronics and comics stores. Itoya is my favourite stationery store in the world, where you can find handmade Japanese paper, inks and pens. In Ginza, I like the multibrand store Wako, which does everything from watches and clocks to food products; it was one of the few buildings in Ginza not destroyed in the second world war. Itoya, 2 Chome-7-15, Chuo-ku, 104-0061 (+813-3561 8311). Wako, 4 Chome-5-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, 104-8105 (+813-3562 2111; wako.co.jp).
Julie de Libran, artistic director of Sonia Rykiel
Daikanyama T is an amazing bookstore and coffee shop that has a brilliant selection of Japanese magazines. I also love shopping for vintage clothes in Tokyo, and Laila Vintage is one of my favourites. Last time I was there I found all these French designs from the 1960s and earlier that were reworked in Japan. Daikanyama T, 17-5 Sarugakucho, Shibuya (real.tsite.jp/daikanyama). Laila Vintage, 5-46-2 Jingumae, Shibuya (laila.jp).
Daniel Hopwood, interior designer
Isetan is the most amazing department store. It has a whole tower block devoted to menswear. I also got obsessed with its homewares department. Local makers have small stands there for a week at a time, so it’s always changing. I bought a lot of pottery, and also discovered the best bookshop I have ever seen called Tsutaya. It’s made up of three pavilions and has a section entirely dedicated to cars, with endless books from around the world. Isetan, 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, 160-0022 (+813-3352 1111; isetan.mistore.jp). Tsutaya, 175 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, 150-0033 (+813-3770 2525; real.tsite.jp).
Victoire de Taillac-Touhami, co-founder of Buly 1803
The shops in Shibuya-Ku are so well done, with specialist stores and vast selections – I always see something that I’ll never see anywhere else. I go to interiors store D & Department’s Shibuya Hikarie for its made-in-Japan range and excellent café and bar; and we’ll visit Wego for our kids, who are obsessed with the vast choice of fashion and jewellery on offer there. Shibuya Hikarie, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-Ku, 150-8510 (+813-5468 5892; hikarie.jp). Wego, wego.jp.
Patrick Johnson, menswear designer
I brought home a set of beautiful cooking knives from a shop called Kama-Asa. It custom-makes them with your initials carved on the blade in Japanese. 2-24-1 Matsugaya, Tatio-ku, 111-0036 (+813-3841 9357; kama-asa.co.jp).
Rodman Primack, Design Miami Basel executive director and founder of New York art and design practice RP Miller
Aoyama is one of my favourite shopping areas in the world. I go to Imabari for beautiful towels; I always stock up on the waffle-woven and cotton-terry varieties, as well as the simple white robes. Maison Kitsuné is a predominantly Paris-based label but with Japanese spirit, so I like to visit its Tokyo store, as well as Undercover for its well-curated menswear. And no visit is complete without a visit to Morita for antique and vintage textiles. There are so many treasures – from 18th- to 20th-century Japanese fabrics, to textiles from India and elsewhere. Imabari, Minami Aoyama, 5 Chome-3-10 Min Aoyama 1070062 (+813-6427 2941; imabaritowel.jp). Maison Kitsuné, 3-15-13 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, 107-0062 (+811-2066 7588; maisonkitsune.com). Morita, 5-12-2 Minami-Aoyama, Minato ku, U-Bahn (G02, C04), Omotesando (+813-3407 4466). Undercover, 5-3-22 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku 107-0062 (+813-5778 4805; undercoverism.com).
Michael Hill, creative director of Drake’s
I was delighted to find Yohei Fukuda, a remarkable Japanese shoemaker in Tokyo who trained in Northampton with some of the world’s finest cordwainers. He made me a pair of Derby boots with exquisite detailing. From about £3,400; facebook.com/yoheifukudashoemaker.
Gabriela Hearst, fashion designer
The Aoyama neighbourhood is great for shopping. As well as interesting Japanese brands, it has all the familiar designer labels – but the edit is different from anywhere else. My favourites are Loveless, for edgy Japanese labels; Drawer for refined womenswear; and, of course, Dover Street Market, for its huge list of established and new names. Drawer, 1F 5-12-4 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku 107-0062 (+813-5464 0226; store.united-arrows.co.jp/shop/drw/). Dover Street Market, Komatsu W, 6-9-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku 104-0061 (+813-6228 5080; doverstreetmarket.com). Loveless, 3-17-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku 107-0062 (+813-3401 2301; loveless-shop.jp).