Okachimachi: A Jewelry Lover’s Paradise

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  • Tokyo, dubbed as one of the most expensive cities in the world. But did you know there’s a district of jewelry shops here selling quality products for a good price?

    Located between the Ueno and Akihabara district lies little-known Okachimachi. If you’re ever in town, you might want to check out the stores here to see what they have to offer.

    History of Okachimachi

    Okachimachi was once a place where the samurai made their territory and was formed in the Edo era. These samurai made a living through craftworks and over the course of time after the Meiji restoration, changed from being craftsmen to jewelry makers.

    Tokyo’s Jewelry District

    Shops in Okachimachi offer a variety of jewelry from gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, pearls and stones. You name it and it’s all here. The shops here also offer jewelry fixing services and you can also sell your jewelry to them as well.

    Now since we’re talking about a place in Japan and considering it’s about jewelry, you might wonder how much you’d pay, right?

    Prices actually depend on the kind of jewelry and the shop you buy from. But rings and earrings are the most affordable ones while bracelets, necklaces and watches might need you to spend a little more.

    Some shops also offer discounts depending on your chosen payment method and the discounts increase depending on the price range of the item you buy! There are also items on sale almost every week!

    Did you know you could buy an 18K gold ring in Okachimachi from ¥2000? You didn’t?! Well now you do! Whether if it’s for personal or souvenir purposes, that’s a bargain of a price if you ask me!

    There are a lot of shops to choose from that offer a good deal, so make sure you check them first before you make a purchase! Most stores are actually closed on weekends so opt to go there on weekdays if you have the time!

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