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Entries in tokyu hands (4)


esaka 江坂

esaka 江坂 (えさか) is in area north of umeda, on the midosuji subway line. esaka is home to perhaps the best fabric store in osaka (that i know of) otsukaya. there is also a small tokyu hands, a kawachi stationary/ art supply shop, and uniqlo nearby, so it's a convenient area for shopping for fabric and crafts.


〒564-0051 大阪府吹田市豊津町13−38

closed on wednesdays (except if it's a holiday, generally). cash only.

otsukaya website (in japanese):

the 3rd picture from the top on the right side is the osaka, esaka store 大阪江坂

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directions for how to get there:

take exit #4 from esaka subway station on the midosuji line.

after walking down these stairs, turn right and cross the brick paved plaza.


continue walking basically foward, across the street and down this street between the pachinko parlour and the shabu shabu restaurant.

it's several blocks.

on the left side of the street.

with a red awning.


tokyu hands/kawachi

the tokyu hands is very close to the station as well. to get there, just leave the same exit, and walk down the stairs and walk straight ahead. it's in a building on the right. the kawachi art supply is also in the same building on the ground floor.

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shinsaibashi 心斎橋

this section is actually about shinsaibashi suji, the shopping arcade that runs between namba (to the south) and shinsaibashi subway station (to the north). the shopping arcade actaully continues further north, but the places and pictures that follow are form the section between these two subway stations.

standing a little bit north of namba station, you have this view facing north. this is the entrance to the shopping arcade, next to the huge toho cinema building.

this is the view if you look to your right, leading back towards the area where kitchen supplies are sold.

toraya fabric store

this store has a nice selection of cute japanese prints on the first floor. the notions selction on an upper floor is also good. it's very close to namba station, on shinsaibashi suji.

athens book store

decent selection of craft books on the first floor in the back near the elevator. also english and art books on an upper floor.


picture coming soon

sanrio store (hello kitty ground zero)

multilevel store with all the hello kitty goods you might ever want, and more.

kawachi artists and designers supply

great source for art and craft supplies, including gocco supplies.

tokyu hands

biggest and best tokyu hands in osaka/kansai. a little bit off of the pedestrian shopping arcade. when you see this street, with the big shoe store step, cross the street then walk to the right.

walk past adidas and the gap, and tokyu hands is on your left.

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shibuya 渋谷(しぶや)

shibuya is one of the most busy and bustling parts of tokyo. for an impressive view of the crush, take the hachiko exit from shibuya station.  the statue of hachiko the loyal dog is a popular meeting point near shibuya station. cross the plaza, and from the starbucks on the other side of the intersection you can have a great view of the scramble crossing.

there are many shops in shibuya, including the largest tokyu hands in tokyo.

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tokyu hands

東急ハンズ三宮店 tokyu hands sannomiya store

address: 〒650-0011 神戸市中央区下山手通2-10-1

hours: 10:30〜20:30 everyday

here's the tokyu hands store in kobe (near the sannomiya JR or hankyu train station, or the subway). tokyu hands is the best. self proclaimed d.i.y. headquarters, tokyu hands has pretty much anything you can think of for any craft project you may be planning. 7 floors, each with an A, B, and C subsection.

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if you are going to be in japan for any length of time, you can save money and get free stuff by signing up for the tokyu hands point card. for every purchase, you receive points, which can be redeemed for a number of promotional objects, or discounts on future purchases.