100 yen shop

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 Origami paper can be…

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 in Japan

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…

5 Shopping Tips for Tourists in Japan

There is no way shopping would be out of your itinerary when visiting Japan. Even if you are cramping your budget as economical as possible, shopping would still be part of the list. So for a more prudent shopping when touring the alluring streets with enticing merchandises, might as well take note of these money-saving…

£1 Shop vs ¥100 Shop – Battle of the Bargains

You don’t have to be in Japan for very long before you hear about the 100 Yen shop. It’s famous with tourists and locals alike, and for a very good reason. On discovering the shop, I immediately thought of the discount stores back home and wondered if it would be the same as those ‘bargain’…

Beauty On A Budget: 100 Yen Cosmetics

It is said that beauty comes with a price. But did anyone tell you that the price in Japan can be only 100 yen. In Japan, not only cosmetics are prevalent – you can get them with just a mere fraction of your budget, but also, 100 yen stores carry an array of cosmetics for…

4 Great Reasons to Love Japanese 100 Yen Shops

During my first days as a foreigner here in Japan, my apartment’s caretaker was kind enough to accompany me shopping for essentials. One time, immediately after buying groceries, we headed to another establishment within the same building. The sign at the entrance was saying “100” with Japanese symbols I didn’t understand back then – it…

Travel Japan: Money-Saving Tips

Japan often has a reputation of being an expensive place to travel. This is true, but it can also be very affordable with the right budgeting. This article will help guide you on managing your finances while traveling through this amazing country (and also leave plenty of money left for shopping!) General Costs Accommodation Most…