100 yen shop

Make Your Own Japanese Food With These Three Convenient 100-Yen Goods

Are you in your first few weeks or months of living in Japan? If so, going out to restaurants every single day and trying out different food can be fun. But the fun of it diminishes over time, especially when you realize you have to save money for the rest of the days. If you…

Japan on the Cheap: 5 Money-Saving Tips to Keep in Mind

On a budget? No problem, you can still have an awesome time exploring, shopping, and eating your way through Japan! Of course, it will all depend on what you want to do while you’re in Japan, so the following are just some ideas to make every yen count! 1. BOOK-OFF (ブックオフ) flickr.com/ Any manga lovers…

Enjoy Saving Up With These Nifty Japanese Piggy Banks

Most people start off the new year with a big resolution: save more and spend less. After the end of the year parties, trips, and shopping, most of us check our bank balance or credit card bill and let out a small gasp of horror around the first week of January. After all, it is…

8 Weird But Useful Kitchen Goods from the 100 Yen Shop

Everyone knows that Japan is full of weird and wonderful paraphernalia, from souvenirs to animation goods. But, you can find the majority of all sorts of wonder at the 100 Yen shop. With three of the big players being Daiso, Seria, and CanDo, you are sure to find one close to you, or on your…

10 ’Change Your Life’ Household Items found at the 100 Yen Shop

Anyone who has been to Japan will know the 100-yen shop well. Just like its name, everything in this shop is 100 yen (tax excluded). There is a variety of things in the 100-yen shop, including food, snack, stationery, etc. peripleaujapon.com/ Today we are going to introduce ten household facilities that are worth more than…

9 Neat and Useful Buys for Only 100yen!

In the UK, Poundland and Poundstrecher infect the high street like unsightly warts. There is a certain stigma that follows these discount shops, one of recession and hardship. The Japanese equivalent couldn’t be more different. Shops like Daiso are an Aladdin’s cave of weird, eclectic yet practical goods that can life hack you to domestic…

5 Great Shops to Buy Christmas Decorations in Japan

Spending the holidays abroad for the first time can feel a bit lonely. The foods are different, traditions are different, and of course, the decorations are just not the same. Thankfully, much like Halloween, Christmas in Japan seems to keep getting bigger and bigger. Although it is hard to find a real Christmas tree, the…

5 Great Souvenirs to Wow and Impress When you Come Back from Japan!

Souvenir shopping can be a pain. Everyone wants something from your exotic trip abroad. Worse still, if you live in Japan, people at home always want you to send cool stuff back. The goals are: light for shipping, not readily available abroad, and of course, the WOW factor. 1. Origami Paper roraigami.blogspot.jp/ Origami paper can…

When in doubt, TRUST Daiso!

Living in Japan can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. I quickly learned that ダイソー or Daiso is the one stop for shopping for literally all your needs. Location subnade.co.jp/ Daiso is located in most, if not all major cities, in various areas. Most cities have more than one. They are usually easy…

Top 8 indispensable summer items from 100 yen shops

The 100 yen shops 100 yen shop is your best friend of all while in Japan. You can get a lot of cute and useful products in it. As it is the onset of the summer season in Japan, like in all other shops, 100 yen shops have special summer products. Let’s find some useful…
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