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Shopify Stores in Japan

Updated Jul 12 2024

There are 34,786 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 9.8% quarter-over-quarter in 2024 Q2.
  • Shopify stores in Japan increased 51% year-over-year in 2024 Q2.

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
33,503
2024 Q2
34,348
2024 Q3 (to date)
34,786
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.

  • 3.3% of Shopify stores in Japan sell Apparel products.
  • 1.7% of Shopify stores in Japan sell Food & Drink products.
  • 1.3% 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 57.1% of Shopify stores in Japan.
  • Facebook is used by 24.2% of Shopify stores in Japan.
  • Twitter is used by 20.6% of Shopify stores in Japan.
Type
Stores
Instagram
19,846
Facebook
8,401
Twitter
7,161
YouTube
4,817
Tiktok
1,340
Pinterest
1,210
LinkedIn
631
Facebook Group
54

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.

  • 50% of Shopify stores in Japan provide a phone number on their website
  • 45% of Shopify stores in Japan have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
17,250
Email
15,714

Shopify Plus Stores In Japan

There are 374 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.

  • 14,810 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Tokyo.
  • 2,850 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Osaka.
  • 1,856 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Kanagawa.
  • 1,352 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Aichi.
Province
Stores
14,810
2,850
1,856
1,352
1,230
1,152
995
871
806
671
529
412
392
386

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.

  • 3,142 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Shibuya City.
  • 2,534 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Minato City.
  • 1,949 Shopify stores in Japan are based in Osaka.
City
Stores
3,142
2,534
1,949
1,842
1,254
820
810
771
771
547

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

  • 97.5% 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
33,910
1 - 9
305
10 - 24
145
25 - 49
125
50 - 99
84
100 - 249
93
250 - 999
73
1000 - 4999
37
5000+
14

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In Japan

  • 4.8% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Japan Post.
  • 3.5% of Shopify stores in Japan ship by Yamato Transport.
  • 2.1% 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
1,673
Yamato Transport
1,201
Sagawa Express
714
Fedex
681
UPS
297
USPS
237
DHL
119
Royal Mail
27
Canada Post
16
Australia Post
16

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.

  • 54.7% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .com domain.
  • 22.7% of Shopify stores in Japan have a .jp domain.
  • 5.7% 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
19,026
.jp
7,901
.co.jp
1,999
.shop
1,678
.net
1,104
.store
690
.tokyo
422
.online
286
.co
134
.org
96

Top Shopify Stores In Japan

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
www.isseymiyake.com
1,819
2016/12/30
Japanese Taste
4,161
2017/06/30
Human Made
7,129
2018/07/06
Aladdin X
10,519
2022/07/29
CONVERSE ONLINE SHOP
11,347
2016/12/30

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