If you're a big fan of all things stationery then the Itoya buildings will blow your mind with the sheer amount of stationery they have available.
American Village located in Okinawais a fun and quirky place to go to if you are looking to spend some time in a place that seems to be a mix of Santa Monica, Disneyland and a Japanese megastore.
Graf Studio, design studio, shop and cafe in Osaka
After first opening in 1919, Sakuda flourished at the time when golden Buddhist statues and figurines for putting up on altars picked up in demand. Its business has developed from the sole production of gold-leaf production to selling its own gold-leaf accessories.
Toyo Hyakkaten will probably have everything you can expect to find in a thrift/handmade/zakka store. Head on down there if you're looking for a good bargain or quirky jewellery!
Design buffs should head to D&Department Osaka, a design-led space in Horie district, close to the famous Orange Street. Designer Kenmei Nagaoka launched the project D&Department as a means of creating, sharing and appreciating enduring designs, and is especially celebratory of timeless Japanese designs and traditions.
A walk along Ise Shrine's old shopping street
A walk along Oharaimachi, Ise Shrine's old shopping street
Truck Furniture, beautiful hand-crafted furniture from Osaka
Find brand new and updated publications at Junkudo and Maruzen, the latter being a reputable book seller of imported books in Osaka
Crafts and Permaculture Country Mall