Okadaya Shinjuku is a great place to go to for textiles. They have two buildings; one with six floors of fabric (cotton, velvet, silk, satin, organic cotton, fleece, velor, wool, etc), traditional Japanese materials and other special textiles; and the adjacent building carries seven floors of basic materials (buttons, thread, string), decorative materials (ribbons, lace, sequins) school entrance materials (for lesson bags, drawstring string bags, etc), cosmetics, stage-makeup, colored contacts and wigs. They also carry sewing supplies and machines. A great spot with everything you need to create cute costumes for Halloween and parties, school bags and more.
Located a couple minutes walk outside the East Exit of Shinjuku Station this shop is a great place to purchase items for Japanese Kindergarten or Elementary School. School starts in a few short weeks! Purchase your supplies here and create those cute lesson and drawstring bags for a great price! Sign up for their point card and receive 5% off your purchase. Note: the walking area in the store is tight. Too difficult to navigate with a stroller. Best to leave your stroller outside.
P.S. See our list of our favorite Arts and Craft Supplies Stores in Tokyo. Do you have one to add? Let us know in the comments below.
Okadaya Shinjuku Details:
Address: 3-23-17 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (東京都新宿区新宿3-23-17)
Hours: 10:30 – 20:30 Daily. Please check the website for closures.
Access: 2 minutes from the East Exit of JR Shinjuku Station.
Notes: Additional Shop in Machida (町田市原町田6-10-7). Sister stores throughout Japan.
Okadaya Shinjuku – Six Floors of Fabric and Seven Floors with Accessories
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