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    Discount Shops & Groceries: Donquixote

    by o00o Written Aug 16, 2004

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    Donquixote in Shinjuku

    You will be supprised to see this.
    You can buy home furnishing, clothes, food and drink, Computers and Electronics, jewelry, toy and games etc.

    The price you can get here basically is about 45% cheapper than any other department store.

    What to buy: Discount store, don't think of saving money, everything is cheap here.

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    Discount Shops & Groceries: Second Hand Shop

    by o00o Written Aug 16, 2004

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    Second Hand Shop in Shinjuku

    In Japan you can buy a lot of things like clothes, Computers and Electronics, Home Furnishing, Jewelry and even branded staffs with lower than half price. The price may go down as low as 80% from the original price.

    What to buy: IBM, Sony, LV, Prada, Channel

    What to pay: 80% cheapper than the original price.

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    Discount Shops & Groceries: 100 Yen Shop

    by o00o Written Aug 16, 2004

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    100 Yen Shop in Shinjuku

    All you can buy in US$1 each, even cheapper than the discount store.

    You can find books, food and drink, clothes, crafts, stationary even toy and games.

    What to buy: Dont worry about how much money you bring, basically is US$1 each. Just buy as much you like.

    What to pay: Mainly Cash only

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    Discount Shops / Groceries: Looking for American brands? Nissin World Deli

    by Bunsch Written Apr 18, 2010

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    Edible flowers at Nissin

    If you're jonesing for Pop-Tarts or Smart Pop, you aren't likely to find them at Precce or any of the standard Japanese groceries. I tried a couple of "comprehensive" groceries during my stay, and the best of these was Nissin World Delicatessen, which features three floors of goods, a full butcher shop (the only place I found to acquire turkey meat, that is, not a whole turkey, other than Subway!), excellent wine selection, and enough tastes of home...though admittedly at a price (Ciao Bella gelato was Y935 for a pint)...to keep everybody reasonably contented. They deliver for a small fee. Parking is available in the building if you happen to have a car. Open daily from 9 AM-9 PM.

    The National Azabu Grocery would be my next pick.

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    100yen Shop: Only 100yen for anything

    by yeikloen Updated Jan 11, 2003

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    Lots of things for only 100yen per item

    What to buy: Crackers, Chocolates, Gloves, Hats, Noodles, Cosmetics, Toiletries, Lighters, Household Item, anything you could think of to buy back as souvenirs......

    What to pay: I have spend more than 10000 yen in these shop altogether for souvenirs and my breakfast...

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    Niki no Kashi: Great place to pick up your souvenirs

    by mdchachi Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Niki Discount Snack Shop

    When I'm in the Ueno (Ameyokocho) area, I always stop at Niki no Kashi (Niki's Snacks). They are a discount snack and food store where you can buy stuff in bulk. Hence it's a great one place stop for your edible souvenir needs. They sell the same cakes & cookies that you see at train stations plus candy, gum, toy-containing candy for kids, etc. There are two shops across from each other. One has mostly snacks and the other has grocery items. Check out both.

    What to buy: I usually pick up things like that gum that smells like perfume or KissMint gum. Or Ultraman, Sanrio or other character candy with little toys in it. Plus anything with funny English on it. It's also great for those gross out items -- squid on a stick, etc. You can buy snacks to eat while you're in Japan as well. Of course they have Pocky, Pretz and things like that too.

    What to pay: Cheaper than retail.

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    Discount Shops & Groceries: 100 yen stores, 7-11`s, am/pm

    by thenugget31 Updated Aug 3, 2005

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    Check out the 100 yen stores. At the larger ones you can get many useful items including food and clothes that are very cheap

    7-11`s and Am/Pm`s are very convenient for cheap food and daily items

    What to pay: Its possible to live one day in Japan on less than 1000 yen a day without suffering too much

    Accomodation is then another 2000 if you stay in a guesthouse

    The weekends will be a little more if you are going to go out to a club or restaurant then you are going to need at least 4 or 5000 yen for the evening, less than that is possible but you are going to feel a little stressed!

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    Jiyugaoka - Ranking Ranqueen

    by vincentf Updated Mar 8, 2005

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    Ranking Ranqueen

    This shop depicts the latest trends of Japanese products and foods. They rank everything from 1 - 5 in Japan such as the most popular soft drink, toy, magazines and snacks. This is the place to be to check!

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    Ozeki Supermarket. Jusco retail, Takeya: Discounts available IN Tokyo

    by tedandtina Written Dec 7, 2004

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    These three are highly recommended by us- a family of four living here. Ozeki is a chain supermarket with good deals on food, Jusco in Shinagawa is a good place to buy clothes, food, groceries etc. Jusco is one stop shopping.

    Takeya, the purple buildings near Okachimachi are a good place to shop for food, electronis, toys, games etc. One stop shopping as well.

    What to buy: Mostly food and goods outlined above

    What to pay: Depends on what you are looking for but it is worth a look.

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  • 100 Yen Stores: Tokyo and Cheap shopping?? Oh, yeah!

    by bulletproof Written Mar 31, 2004

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    Daiso is a major 100 Yen chain store with locations all over Japan. Some are as large as 5 floors high!

    What to buy: Me and my friends picked up some belts, scarves, cosmetics, chopsticks, bowls (very nice ceramic and wooden ones!), paper lanterns, Hello Kitty stuff, candy, chips...

    Not everything is a good deal, but there's many deals to be found!

    What to pay: 100 Yen!

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    Vending machines: In all Tokyo

    by cinthya_in_victoria Written Dec 6, 2007

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    they are everywhere
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    Tokyo is full of vending machines: there's three or more on each corner! You can buy coke, ice cream, coffee, noodles or even crazy things like cigarrettes flavored roses! Very convenient and not too expensive

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    Discount Shops & Groceries: Akihabara - 100 Yen Shop

    by vincentf Written Jun 10, 2004

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    A newly built shop in Akihabara Department Store that sells everything at 100 yen! There are many cute keychains and character goods to choose from.

    What to buy: Buy cute little keychains and character goods for only 100 yen.

    What to pay: 105 yen per item.

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    Discount Shops & Groceries: 100 Yen Shops

    by gabphomania Written Feb 6, 2006

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    All through out Tokyo there are many many many 100 Yen Stores. These are like discount variety stores. Nothing in the shop is over 100 yen its such a cool shop and they are everywhere. Just to convert currently 100 Yen = AUD$1.13 how cheap is that!!!

    What to buy: We can buy stuff like calculators, handy radios, packs of envelopes, plastic plates, glasses, cups, towels, toys, thermometers, etc. The list can be endless.

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    Shimojima: Stationery & more

    by mdchachi Updated Feb 21, 2005

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    Shimojima storefront

    At Shimojima, everything from cards to postcards to calendars to wrapping paper can be found. It is a 'wholesaler' so you can find wrapping materials and other items in bulk. Shimojima actually consists of six stores on one street. There are two mainly of interest as the rest are either redundant or cater to business owners.

    What to buy: The floor directory of the main branch is:
    1F - Seasonal goods, household items
    2F - Office & Computer Supplies
    3F - Stationery items
    4F - Wrapping paper, bows, ribbons
    5F - Household and Food-related Supplies
    6F - Packaging Materials
    7F - Hobby Items; dried flowers, stencils, etc.
    8F - Decorating items such as posters, paints and display items
    The Gift Shop contains the following:
    1F - Seasonal and Character Goods
    2F - Greeting Cards, Stickers, Bridal
    3F - Japanese paper(washi), ribbons, wrapping paper
    4F - Party Goods and Clocks/Watches
    5F - Aroma Items, Candles, Miniatures

    Note: They close early around 17:30

    What to pay: It's wholesale so it's cheap relative to Japan

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    Discount Shops / Groceries: Daiso 100 yen shop

    by machomikemd Written Oct 31, 2009

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    for those on a budget, these 100 yen shops offers a cheap way to buy japanese goods (but they sell mostly home furnishings and a little bit of japanese trinkets). There are thousands of 100 yen shops across Japan, ranging in size from multi-storey "department stores" to small corners in shopping malls. Market leader Daiso operates over two thousand stores nationwide and again these shops are located everywhere. the largest 100 yen shops in central Tokyo is Daiso Harajuku in Takeshita Dori! (in the picture).

    What to buy: the items on sale are Plates, rice and miso soup bowls, tea cups, sake sets, forks, Kitchen knives, dippers, microwave containers, coffee filters, detergent, aluminum foil, Boxes, report pads, memo pads, pens, pins, calligraphy brushes, Hammers, measuring tapes, pliers, screwdriver sets, cutter knives and lots of more stuff.

    What to pay: 100 yen or less per item

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