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Shop in These 5 Stores Found Throughout Japan, and Find Some Incredible Bargains!

‘Japan is an expensive country’. We’ve heard this so many times, that for some travelers the idea of taking a week-long vacation to Japan means spending a significant amount of money and really needing to save up to afford hotels, transport and daily costs. There is some truth to the statement that Japan is an…

Looking for a Bargain? Check Out These 3 Antique and Flea Markets in Tokyo!

Antique and flea markets have been sprouting throughout Japan and attracting people who are looking for things that are unique or out of the ordinary. There are also some who are drawn to them because of their bargain prices which can’t be found anywhere else. If you’re on the lookout for some antiques, better check…

Get The Best Deals at The Year–End Bargain in Iwamotocho, Tokyo

Many people have the common misconception of Japan being an expensive country. While it is true that there are some categories of goods that are pricier than elsewhere, it is just about buying the products that you are looking for at the right time and in the right place. Nearing the new year, many people…

Okachimachi: A Jewelry Lover’s Paradise and Tokyo’s Hidden Gem!

Tokyo is world famous for being one of the most expensive cities in the world. Head to Ginza shopping district and you could easily spend your whole month’s salary on a few pairs of socks. Visitors to this city often expect to pay ridiculous sums of money for products, restaurants, hotels, and definitely finer items…

£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’…

Shopping in Japan FAQ

Is there a chance to negotiate the price? Unfortunately in my experience here, people don’t have the custom of negotiating the prices for shoppers. Although there are also some cases where price negotiating is acceptable, but discount is not promised, example: at special areas like antique markets, big electronic items like tv, refrigerator and other…