My favorite ballet store in Tokyo: Chacott, Shibuya

My mom took me here when I was 16 and every since this store has been my ballet heaven. I love Shibuya and its only because my favorite ballet store is here! What don’t they have? Well i can name a few brands although it really won’t matter, because everything you need to find for ballet will be here. I will admit that their leotards are quite pricey, they sell everything from Freeds, Chacott, ABT and other brand names I don’t even know of. Although they don’t sell Yumikos ( Yumikos can be found at the Architanz ballet studio in Mita-Tokyo, there are only two branches of Yumikos in Japan ) You can pre order the Yumikos but it would take 8 weeks.

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Every dancers ballet heaven ❤

Getting back to my point. I love this 7 floor ballet heaven! Only 3 floors are for their products, the 4th floor i think is their costume room and the next few floors would be the studio. I could come here from the time they open till the time they close. The first floor is all leotards, tights, warmers, skirts etc etc. Second floor is yoga wear, shoes, stretching goods, ballet technology things and make up technology. 3rd floor is you ballet shoe heaven and on the side are your sweats, tap shoes and mens wear. Then you can find all the music and ballet CD’s that you want in the basement, which is my favorite place because you can watch all these CD’s for free and listen to the ballet music. You can spend all day in there and no one will complain or send you out. Sigh. Sigh. (Sparkles in my eyes)

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1st floor for all the leotards you can dream of. In all colors too!

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Second floor for make up, ballet shirts and other ballet technology goods and hair accessories.

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3rd floor for ballet shoes, pointe shoes, resin, toe pads, warmers and etc.

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The basement is for ballet CD’s, DVD’s and books. Also keychains, calendars, ballet cases, ballet trinkets.

If cheap ballet goods are what you are looking for this is not the place to go to. A lot of other shops sell goods on discount. Although if convenience is what you are looking for, this ballet shop is definitely the most convenient. They sell a lot of interesting things too that I normally will not find in regular shops such as the resin spray and the pointe shoe hardeners, pointe shoe glues also all kinds of tapes and things for the feet. I could go on and on about this place, but it won’t be fun unless you yourself go and see the place for yourself.

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More of the basement. There is a section where you can listen to CD’s and watch DVDs

Where to find Chacott: Get down at Shibuya Station and exit out the Hachiko gate. Walk towards the famous Shibuya scramble crossing  ( you wont miss it). And go walk straight towards the big street right beside Starbucks. Just walk straight, you will cross two stoplights. Before you cross the second stoplight you will see a giant disney store to the left and across it you will see a green Chacott sign. You won’t miss it!

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If you’re a dancer and you’re in Tokyo, this is a place you must visit!

9 thoughts on “My favorite ballet store in Tokyo: Chacott, Shibuya

  1. alexa says:

    Hi Lina!!

    Love your blog, it’s very inspiring to feel your passion for dance through your words 🙂

    I just read your suggestions for dance stores in Tokyo and you mentioned that Chacoott Shibuya is not the place to go for cheap dance wear— I’m just looking for some dance tights because I’m also a performer traveling around Asia, and wondered if you had a suggestion for where the cheapest 😉 place to get tights in Tokyo would be!

    thanks so much!

    • thebackpackingballerina says:

      Dance tights are fairly cheap in Shibuya Chacott if you are looking for quality and durability they would definitely give you a good run for your money. 💜 They have thick types too that don’t run easily. About 2000-3000 yen at most!

      Thank you for such kind and lovely words!

      • alexa says:

        Thank you for the info, I will head over there tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to experiencing the store, it sound amazing! Grateful for your advice 🙂

      • thebackpackingballerina says:

        You’re welcome! if you are looking for a cheaper option. I use Uniqlo tights as practice tights because I love its hold and durability. During the summer it goes to about 2 for ¥300 and its thick enough to use as dance tights. Also very comfortable.

        Enjoy ballet heaven! Tell me how it goes if you have the time!

  2. alexa says:

    Hi!! I totally meant to comment forever ago and kept forgetting 🙂 I loved Chacott! I really was ballet heaven, the costumes there blew my mind!! They were so delicate and beautiful. I ended up getting two different pairs of tights there and I am SO GLAD I did! They are holding up SO much better than the ones I have used for years that I get in the states. the material is more sheer and isn’t nearly as prone to getting picked or torn, so I am going to buy more when we go back to Tokyo in a few weeks. Thanks again for the recommendation, I don’t know what I would’ve done without it 🙂

  3. Dominique Williams says:

    I plan to take my 10-year-old daughter here in March. She’s read your post about the store and is super excited! Thanks for sharing.

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