• Stock up on Japanese beauty products and accessories
  • Discover the latest colors and make-up trends
  • If the weather is hot, don’t forget to grab the sun screen too

Our go-to place to stock up on Japanese beauty products is the amazing Ainz & Tulpe, at the tail end of Omotesando (closer to Harajuku). This is Tokyo’s answer to U.S. mega-retailer Sephora, spread over two brightly lit levels, where you’ll find a treasure trove of the best-selling Japanese cosmetics from brands like Shiseido, Kosé, and Kanebo. Grab Shu Uemura eyelash curlers, Q-tips of all colors (pink and black are most popular for makeup tweaks), or hydrating face masks (we love the ones that make you look like you’re wearing kabuki makeup, but those by the Lululun brand have the strongest active ingredients). If mascara’s your thing, you’ll never get past the aisle dedicated to lashes—the formulas here have amazing staying power and adorable anime-style packaging. You’ll want to grab some DHC Deep Cleansing Oil to get that stubborn mascara off. And don’t forget Anessa sunscreen; even the SPF 50 goes on miraculously sheer and dry.

From Meijijingu-Mae Station, walk down the pleasant tree-lined streets of Jingumae. Head for the wide expanse of green in the distance - Yoyogi Park. Halfway down the high street, just past the Nike Store, you’ll find the beauty shrine of AINZ&TULPE.

AINZ&TULPE: 1-13-14 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku; +81-(0)3-5775-0561;