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Shopify Stores in Japan

Updated Feb 23 2024

There are 32,883 live Shopify stores in Japan.

In this report, we'll cover the following essential statistics on Shopify stores in Japan.

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Shopify Growth in Japan

Shopify's worldwide quarter-over-quarter growth has been quite impressive over the last few years, and that trend is visible within most countries.

  • Shopify stores in Japan increased 11.3% quarter-over-quarter in 2023 Q4.
  • Shopify stores in Japan increased 61% year-over-year in 2023 Q4.

Here is Shopify's quarter-over-quarter growth in Japan.

Quarter
Active Stores
2019 Q1
2,040
2019 Q2
2,722
2019 Q3
3,547
2019 Q4
4,377
2020 Q1
5,041
2020 Q2
6,350
2020 Q3
8,081
2020 Q4
10,168
2021 Q1
11,959
2021 Q2
14,471
2021 Q3
16,498
2021 Q4
18,774
2022 Q1
20,267
2022 Q2
21,640
2022 Q3
24,862
2022 Q4
26,090
2023 Q1
27,745
2023 Q2
29,654
2023 Q3
30,686
2023 Q4
32,267
2024 Q1 (to date)
32,883
Active Stores by Quarter

Note: the store counts displayed in this section are based on actual historical store counts.

It's hard to know exactly when a Shopify store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.

Top Categories For Shopify Stores In Japan

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for Shopify stores in Japan.

  • 3.2% of Shopify stores in Japan sell Apparel products.
  • 1.7% of Shopify stores in Japan sell Food & Drink products.
  • 1.2% of Shopify stores in Japan sell Home & Garden products.

Social Media Usage On Shopify Stores In Japan

Ecommerce brands use social media sites to engage with millions of consumers. Instagram and Facebook are the dominant social media sites for ecommerce stores, by far, with Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube also having notable usage.

  • Instagram is used by 56.9% of Shopify stores in Japan.
  • Facebook is used by 25.4% of Shopify stores in Japan.
  • Twitter is used by 21.9% of Shopify stores in Japan.
Type
Stores
Instagram
18,699
Facebook
8,347
Twitter
7,212
YouTube
4,579
Tiktok
1,239
Pinterest
1,219
LinkedIn
630
Facebook Group
62

Contact Information On Shopify Stores In Japan

Email remains an extremely popular communication channel for merchants. Many merchants also provide a phone number so that their customers can reach them instantly.

  • 47% of Shopify stores in Japan provide a phone number on their website
  • 40% of Shopify stores in Japan have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
15,514
Email
13,303

Shopify Plus Stores In Japan

There are 317 Shopify Plus stores in Japan. For more information on Shopify Plus, read our Shopify Plus report.

Provinces With The Most Shopify Stores In Japan

It's relatively easy to identify the country in which an ecommerce store operates. However, very few ecommerce stores provide a location to the province-level or city-level and even fewer provide a street address.

Here is the province distribution of Shopify stores in Japan. Note that we're only showing the top 15 locations here but you can see the full list within Store Leads.

  • 13,795 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Tokyo.
  • 2,615 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Osaka.
  • 1,757 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Kanagawa.
Province
Stores
13,795
2,615
1,757
1,257
1,148
1,112
938
812
768
572
506
368
366
352

Cities With The Most Shopify Stores in Japan

Here is the city distribution of Shopify stores in Japan. Note that we're only showing the top 15 locations here but you can see the full list within Store Leads.

  • 2,891 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Shibuya City.
  • 2,395 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Minato City.
  • 2,168 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Unknown.
City
Stores
2,891
2,395
2,168
1,783
1,161
774
772
726
703
526

Top Shopify Apps in Japan

Here are the top 10 apps, ordered by number of installs, across all Shopify stores in Japan.

With a paid account on Store Leads, you'll be able to see which stores have installed specific apps. You can also see when specific apps were installed (or uninstalled) by each store.

Number of Employees for Shopify stores in Japan

  • 97.3% of Shopify stores in Japan have Unknown employees.
  • 0.9% of Shopify stores in Japan have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.4% of Shopify stores in Japan have 10 - 24 employees.

Here is the breakdown of Shopify stores in Japan by the number of employees.

Employees
Stores
Unknown
32,011
1 - 9
291
10 - 24
145
25 - 49
121
50 - 99
87
100 - 249
96
250 - 999
76
1000 - 4999
41
5000+
15

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In Japan

  • 3.7% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Japan Post.
  • 2.8% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Yamato Transport.
  • 1.8% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Sagawa Express.

Here are the top shipping carriers for Shopify stores in Japan.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Japan Post
1,215
Yamato Transport
929
Sagawa Express
587
Fedex
470
UPS
210
USPS
149
DHL
81
Royal Mail
19
Canada Post
17
Australia Post
15

Top-level Domain Distribution For Shopify Stores In Japan

.com is the most common top-level domain, by far, for world-wide Shopify stores. Some countries have been faster than others to adopt alternate (such as country-specific) top-level domains.

  • 54.3% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .com domain.
  • 22.8% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .jp domain.
  • 5.6% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .co.jp domain.

Here is the top-level domain distribution for Shopify stores in Japan.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
17,870
.jp
7,484
.co.jp
1,837
.shop
1,619
.net
1,047
.store
685
.tokyo
412
.online
289
.co
124
.org
89

Top Shopify Stores In Japan

Here are the top stores in Japan ordered by worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
www.isseymiyake.com
1,321
2016/12/30
Human Made
3,875
2018/07/06
Japanese Taste
6,866
2017/06/30
www.toraya-group.co.jp
11,548
2021/05/21
Aladdin X
12,037
2022/07/29

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