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added on : June 3, 2019

Find your best summer accessory

Japan in June welcomes tsuyu, the rainy season. With weather that can be sunny one day and rainy the next, an umbrella is a highly recommended early summer accessory in Japan. Here are three umbrella stores from around the metropolis where you can pick out the perfect umbrella or parasol for cover from rain and protection from the sun's heat and UV rays.

An umbrella wonderland in Jiyugaoka—Waterfront

Waterfront, a four-floor store located in the fashionable neighborhood of Jiyugaoka, is an umbrella lover's wonderland with its stock of over 15,000 items. From ultra-light and compact umbrellas, to cute and colorful parasols, to typhoon-resistant titans, this shop has it all. With experienced staff and English signage available, it will be a breeze to find your perfect umbrella—if you can decide on just one, that is!

Customizable umbrellas in 77 shades—Tokyo Noble

Tokyo Noble is tucked away in the hip artisan area between Akihabara and Okachimachi, and it offers a unique umbrella-customization experience. With four different umbrella types, 77 different fabrics, and a variety of colorful tassels and handles to choose from, this is your opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind umbrella. The artisans on staff can assemble an umbrella to your specifications within 30 minutes. Your imagination is the only limit.

Artisan-made traditional umbrellas—Komiya Shoten

Komiya Shoten in the wholesale textile district near Bakurocho is your destination for the ultimate in high-quality, luxury umbrellas. Open since 1930, this family business uses traditional umbrella-crafting methods and high-grade materials in its products. This shop is a favorite among those looking for a unique and practical gift for a loved one to mark a special occasion. With proper care, the umbrellas sold here can last for years.

Waterfront

Address 1-9-1 Jiyugaoka, Meguro City, Tokyo
Hours 11:00-20:00
Closing days Irregular
Access Jiyugaoka Station | South Exit | 1 min on foot
Oimachi Line | Toyoko Line
Other For updated information on opening hours, days closed, prices, and more, please check the official website.
URL Waterfront (JPN)

Tokyo Noble

Address 5-9-19 Ueno, Taito City, Tokyo
Hours 11:00-19:00
Closing days Closed Wednesdays
Access Okachimachi Station | Exit A6 | 5 min on foot
Yamanote Line | Keihin-Tohoku Line

Suehirocho Station | Exit 2 | 3 min on foot
Ginza Line
Other For updated information on opening hours, days closed, prices, and more, please check the official website.
URL Tokyo Noble (JPN)

Komiya Shoten

Address 3-9-7 Higashi-Nihonbashi, Chuo City, Tokyo
Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10:00-18:00
Wednesday: 10:00-20:00
Saturday: 10:00-17:00 (only open two Saturdays a month)
Closing days Closed Sundays and some Saturdays
Access Bakuroyokoyama Station | Exit A4 | 2 min on foot
Shinjuku Line

Higashi-Nihombashi Station | Exit B4 | 2 min on foot
Asakusa Line
Other For updated information on opening hours, days closed, prices, and more, please check the official website.
URL Komiya Shoten (JPN)

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