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Japanese stores to help you survive in Japan

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When in a new city or country, it helps to know where the best places for shopping are, especially for budget shopping sprees.

Japan has bustling marketplaces that are home to locals and foreigners alike. City streets are lined with shops that have everything from A-Z. From groceries to electronics and home appliances, clothes to cute merchandise, there are many budget shops you should be on the lookout for.

We have curated a list of popular shops that you can head to for your budget shopping spree in Japan.

Budget Markets are quite recognized in Japan. Some places that have these fantastic budget markets worth a visit are:-

  • Shimokitazawa
  • CouCou Jiyugaoka (300 Yen Shop)
  • Sofmap in Akihabara (Electrical Shop)

Now let us get down to the list of budget stores that are sure to capture your inner shopaholic.

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  • Daiso – Who doesn’t love everyday essentials with a tinge of cuteness? Daiso is famous worldwide for its 100 Yen multi-purpose items that are both durable and adorable at the same time.
  • 7-Eleven – 7 Eleven is your go-to convenience store to buy groceries, frozen food items, and daily essentials. Found in most areas of Japan, accessing a 7 Eleven will not be much of a hassle.
  • Family Mart – Head over to this convenience store to purchase emergency clothing, fast food, or famous ‘famichicken’.
  • Can Do – Can Do’s motto is “To move everybody by 100 Yen”, and it succeeds. Head to Can Do for good choices of hyaku-en and of course the usual stuff.
  • Seria – Another pretty cool 100 Yen store, Seria combines classic, chic and affordable all into the products they offer. It is amongst the Top 3 100 Yen stores in Japan. It is also a great place to buy cute souvenirs from.
  • The Depachika – The Depachika refers to the gourmet floors of department stores. Gourmet floors tend to be underground. That’s why we call the gourmet floors of department stores “depachika”. You can find a wide variety of foods such as side dishes, lunch boxes, fresh food, and Japanese sweets here without burning a hole in your pocket.
  • Shinjuku and Ikebukuro are the best places to find some of Tokyo’s most competitively priced electronics and home appliances. Placed close to other electronic stores, these places command quite the rush and mean a good bargain for us customers.
  • Nitori – Head to Nitori to do your furniture shopping. You will find antique and vintage decor paired with modern Japanese household furniture dynamics. Not to mention the lovely dressers and cabinets the place is famous for.
  • Uniqlo – Japan’s fast-moving fashion label, Uniqlo is well-known in Japan for its styles, sizes, and nominal pricing.
  • Cainz Home – Quite similar to Royal Home Centre, Cainz Home brings innovative home decor ideas, DIY tools, and dainty furniture all under one roof.

Now that you are familiar with the places you can visit for your very own budget spree, we hope that this list will help you navigate plenty of such stores in Japan. Happy Shopping!

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