Sogawa shopping arcade
If you got an itch for shopping you can always head off to one of the many malls in the area. There is also the opened sogawa shopping arcade with its many cloths shops. I doubt you’ll find the experience in your top ten things you’ve done in Japan, but hey, its Toyama!
At night, you find the local youth bust out their latest dance routines. Always fun.
hyaku yen: dollar store
hyaku yen, is a store where every thing inside is for 100 yen unless it is identified on the product. its awsome cause you will find almost everything inside that you would need in your daily life. i really love going around and knowing exactly how much i will pay when i go to the check desk.
What to buy: stationary is the best thing inside
What to pay: every thing is 100 yen, so just count your items and you will know how much without using a calculator
favore: elegant shopping
its really a big department store in toyama.
1- parking is free
2- 2 floor elegant shopping, with many brand shops inside.
3- alplaza supper market is a reall good one.
4- kids play grounds every where.
5- not cheap but not as expensive as diwa but discounts around the year is very good and they usually give a notice for it
6- dont forget to make the point card when you first go to favore.
What to buy: everthing
What to pay: depends on your shopping habbits
diwa mall: diwa brand new
very elegant mall , with all brands, restaurants, bookstore, caffes, cultural and home needs shops.
What to buy: its expensive than other malls here in toyama but u will enjoy going around in hope to find sth that u need and worth its money.
i like the book store in the 7th floor cause its the best in english books.
Mochi ice cream, which is unique about japan, is in the first floor.
Aeon mall: good japanese brands and others
is a new mall in takaoka, i like it because shops prices are affordable, have elegant clothes to buy. their is aeon supermarket while may be the only one that accepts visa. also their is aeon shop that sells clothes cheaper than any where else.
restaurants with great varities, fast food food court are famous too.
What to buy: clothes, food, supermarket.
yamaya: international products
yama ya is a licquor shop but it sells all the international food staff... from tomato sauce to babies biscuits... a lot of international staff american, italian, russian,.... even egyptian staff i found there. prices is very good too
What to buy: american biscuits
international meat cans
a lot you can buy there
What to pay: 5$-30$
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maroshin: crocerry and frozen food shopping in dozens
this shop is unique where every thing is sold there in large quanities ... not less than dozen per pakage.
frozen food ready to made of all kinds.. anything you can imagine is there and prices are great
aslo international staff is abundant there but mostly everthing there is japanese taste.
What to buy: mozarellat cheese
frozen vegs very cheap
macarooni and sasla
..... many many others but most important its in mega size for restaurant.... so they are a good price products
What to pay: around 20 $
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