Guide - Buy - Nippori Sen-i Gai Fabric Town (日暮里繊維街)

Nippori Sen-i Gai Fabric Town (日暮里繊維街)

Keeping Tokyo’s handicraft tradition alive for more than 60 years
Opening Hours Varies by shop; usually 10am – 6pm

In the 1950s, wholesalers and retailers gathered up in Nippori district and started a black market to handle second-hand clothes and fabric left behind by the American forces. Since then, this renowned fabric district has hosted throngs of visitors both domestic and international. Whether you’re an up and coming designer or just looking for material for your sewing hobby, Fabric Town has you covered. The area is lined with textile, fabric and accessory stores; as well as second-hand kimono and vintage clothing boutiques.

Transport 3-minute walk from the South Exit of Nippori Station on the JR Yamanote Line
+81 3 3802 3111
Near 5-33 Higashi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo 116-0014
116-0014 東京都荒川区東日暮里5-33付近

1. Welcome to Tokyo’s famous Fabric Town! Here you can find everything you need to create your own outfit.

2. This modern art piece celebrates the area’s predominant industry and welcomes visitors to the uncover the district’s secrets.

3. This clever sign set on the road helps ensure you don’t lose your way.

4. Keep an eye out for the giant tomato! Although the exterior may remind some of a supermarket or restaurant, the shop is actually stocked with colourful fabrics.

5. Fabric isn't the only art on display! This statue of a child on a pillow makes the stone look downright cosy.

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