Nippori Fabric Town

Nippori Fabric Town, Arakawa: Hours, Address, Nippori Fabric Town Reviews: 4.5/5

Nippori Fabric Town
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Maya M
Gunma Prefecture, Japan46 contributions
Good
Sep 2020
Be prepared to spend a while. As there are many shops ,mostly quite small and some totally disorganised.But you may feel you might find what you want.We didn't find everything we need,I felt some areas were not good selection,but you can see storage space at a premium so possibly the reason for less widths or choice.
Written September 25, 2020
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Rachh
Leicester, UK202 contributions
An entire street directed to sewing!!!
Oct 2019
An entire road dedicated to fabric!! I spent hours there

Leather stores, notions, fabrics and the tomato store on 5 floors each floor with a different type of fabric as well as a separate discount fabric store!

Got some lovely fabric would have wanted more but I had a baggage allowance to consider!

My favourite fabric was cat themed which I’ve now sewed into a kitchen blind!!
Written May 10, 2020
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hfot2 🌸🍁🌸
Vermont6,475 contributions
Fabric heaven!
Apr 2019
We come to Tomato (and the other fabric stores) and to Furikake (for notions) every year.

It is hard to resist the beautiful fabrics and we always go home with an extra suitcase full of material.

Tomato has 100¥ bargain fabrics near the entrance to several of their stores. This is always fun and profitable to explore. We also purchase some typical colorful or indigo Japanese prints and woven fabrics that we can not find at home.

After years of shopping here we know which of the many stores to check and which floors carry what we are interested in. Needless to say, from one season to the next Tomato moved some of the prints from one floor to another so we explored further and found what we liked. Watching the cutters measure and cut your fabric is a treat. I take a few videos of it to show to our fabric store clerks back here in Vermont.

We usually spend the morning of one of our last days in Japan shopping here.

Do check the calendar on their website for opening and closing days.
Written March 31, 2020
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Wsea3h
Asia3,702 contributions
Colorful nice little town
Mar 2020 • Couples
We walked around Nippori Station to find a restaurant for lunch and went into this Fabric Town by accident. Nice little place with many shops selling fabric and accessories to make bags, pants, blouses, etc. Price is clearly listed in each type of product. Very colorful and lovely town.
Written March 31, 2020
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Eva Maria N
Holly Springs, NC166 contributions
Beautiful fabrics, bring an empty suitcase.
Nov 2019
A short walk from the train station will lead you to many fabric stores in this area. Excellent quality cotton at very good prices in many stores. Lots of fat-quarters (pre-cut fabric) with beautiful designs and very affordable. Other stores carry pre-cut fabric to make kimonos, throw pillows and whatever you wish to make. Unfortunately, many stores were closed due to a holiday, and we did not get to see the upper scale ones.
Written January 10, 2020
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langeveldbingie
Greater Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Nippori. Heaven for quilters.
Nov 2019
The Nippori Fabric Street is easy to find, following the signs outside the station just cross the street and you are there. We were too early, the shops open at 10 am.
We were told to look for the Tomato shop. There are several Tomato shops but the main shop, 5 levels, is a few hundred meters on the left side after leaving the station. For bored husbands there is a good coffee shop a bit further up the street on the same side.
Written December 21, 2019
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truthinreporting
Cook Islands17 contributions
Fabric Town for Sewing Goddesses
Nov 2019
I visited the Nippori Fabric Town last month. Despite having a cold, being an avid seamstress, I dragged myself out of my warm and cozy hotel room and set off to see it for myself. Fabric Town is based mainly around one long street (and side streets)with shops on either side selling all things to do with fabrics and sewing...a little piece of heaven for people like me. I wandered from shop to shop, buying pieces of leather and the types of findings or haberdashery I couldn't usually find at home. Of course I found the shops with the gorgeous Japanese prints which is where all my resolve to not go home overloaded simply fell apart. The prices were great. I bought two metre lengths of cotton prints for Y10,000 - about $17NZD -. I also found there the doorway hangings that you see in front of restaurants, added a pair to the bag. But then....I happened across a narrow store that sold used Yakuta, Kimono and so on. I came out with a man's indigo dyed, silk robe in new condition for Y2,000 - a remarkable find! So if you're passionate about fabrics and crafting I fully recommend you try fabric town. Its less than 100m to the beginning of the street from Nippori station. I went on a weekday around 1.00pm and avoided the train "crush" and the overly busy period in Fabric Town.
Written December 13, 2019
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Joie de Vivre
7 contributions
Quilter’s Paradise 🧵
Nov 2019 • Friends
At the main Tomato store, besides the 100 Yen discount section on the first floor, be sure to look for little baskets of remnants and bolt-ends near the stairwell on the fourth and fifth floors. Great little fabric finds await!
Written November 28, 2019
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Suzanne L
2 contributions
Nippori
Nov 2019 • Couples
Streets of fabric and notion stores. Know you're Japanese words for the fabric you are looking for!! Was a big help in finding what I wanted.
Written November 9, 2019
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Michele D
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
Wonderful place to buy fabrics in Tokyo
Oct 2019
Went to a few fabric shops in the Main Street - Tomato being one of them. The variety was terrific and many fabrics were at bargain prices.
Written October 28, 2019
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  • Mon - Wed 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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