Of course, I had to visit a yarn store while I was in Japan! I knit quite a bit on my flight to Japan, and on the way home, too. Though I have to admit, I didn’t spend a ton of knitting while I was in Japan…
I’d read about Keito, and it wasn’t too far from where we were staying in Tokyo. There aren’t too many yarn shops that sell just yarn, and this is the only one I found, but there very well may be other yarn focused shops in Tokyo. I know that there is one in Kyoto, but we didn’t make it there this trip.
The department stores in Japan have a huge variety of goods, from beautiful bentos, to high end hand crafted items pottery and of course clothes and home goods, many of them also have a crafting section! Some are bigger than others, and some are more well organized than others. Here are some photos of the yarn/crafting sections I came across in the department stores.
Japanese knitting books are amazing, and I had a great time browsing through all the beautiful books at the book stores and at Keito.