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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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...
Along this stretch, you can find discount stores selling foodstuff and knick knacks at 100 yen per piece. High-end label stores can be found at the brim of Harajuku.
This is one of three stores that depict the latest trends in Tokyo. This is where to check the latest fads and trends in popularity. They rank toys, soft drinks, snacks and even cosmetic items.
A multi-storied 100 yen shop right in the heart of Takeshita dori in Harajuku.
What to pay Everything is 100 yen (105 yen incl. tax).