Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade is a long covered shopping arcade which houses all kinds of outlets ranging from food, fruits, clothing, pet shops, sundries items, gift ideas, ranging from paper fans and kimonos, to jewellery, electrical goods and many others.
There are 7 sections of the covered street shopping arcade with signalised road crossing between each section. Susukino station exits are somewhere in the middle sections.
The place seems to start closing down as early as 8:00pm and by 9:00pm, most of the shutters are down.
Tanukikoji is an all-weather shopping arcade lined with well-established shops. Traditional specialty shops and shops popular with young people, such as those selling used clothing and miscellaneous goods, are lined up next to each other.
What to buy: Japanese youth fashion, traditional souvenirs, chocolates, Japanese sweets, restaurants.
What to pay: Price range varies.
It is a long strect of street (approx 1.5km) - total 3 sections with 200+ shops, things here are much cheaper then those from shopping complex - got a hat here below 100 yens - it is even cheaper then the 100 yens shop near by.
What to buy: plenty - cosmetics, books, pets accessories, clothing, shoes ..
What to pay: various
There are 100 yen shops all over Japan; everything is priced at, yep you got it, 100 yen! This shop has FIVE floors and has some amazing bargains - I defy you to come out of this shop empty-handed! I bought some beautiful china soup bowls, chopstick sets, bottles of Japanese sauces and spices. Go crazy!!
You will be surprised at what they offer at these shops. There is a variety of things to buy ranging from tie to food stuff (Trust me, the ties are very nice, yet cheap and i bought 4) In fact, i spent most of my time in these places instead of those major shopping centres
What to buy: Anything and Everything
What to pay: 95 % of the things cost 100 yen unless otherwise
What to buy:
Almost everythig You can buy in this Department store.
May be little bit cheaper than typical souvenir shop.
PS Wife's Shopping Secret! If you hold the IY (Ito Yokado) credit card, you can accumulate points upon purchases at Robinson's too, even for cash purchase!
This is the famous chain store that sells cheap foodstuffs, toiletries and other misc. items that are useful. The biggest plus is that they are open till very late! Some are open 24 hours! They can sell shampoo, cushions, MD walkmans, watches and curry packets.
Adjacent to Susukino Station, there's Pole Town (the underground shopping mall) connecting to the station.
This is the top convenience store chains in Japan. It is packed full of instant noodles, hot dogs, sushi, bentos and of course, magazines....This is one of the branches in Sapporo.
This is the famous (at least in Hong Kong) chocolate factory in Sapporo.
What to pay: It is a 600yen fare to enter the factory.