Best places for inexpensive souvenirs in Tokyo

Tokyo is always stereotyped as the most expensive city in Japan when it comes to a shopping spree. Getting some local souvenirs is thing that shouldn’t be missed in your to-do list. Fact is, as long as you know the right place to shop, there’s nothing to worry about. Here’s some recommended places for souvenir hunting in Tokyo without rip – off prices.

Daiso (ダイソー)

With more than 10 branches over Tokyo, you can easily find this popular shop. Daiso has household goods, kitchen ware, home decor, cosmetics, stationery, art & crafts and various Japanese snacks. All at one price of just 100 yen!

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Daiso Outlet in Harajuku

Don Quijote (ドン・キホーテ)

Known as one of the most popular discount store chains in Japan, in Don Quijote/ Donki you can get the best deal for all sorts of items for your loved ones or even yourself. Plus they are open 24 hours! Head to the Don Quijote Akihabara outlet if you are looking for some anime/otaku-themed souvenirs.

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Don Quijote Shibuya

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Ameyoko (アメ横)

Enjoy the fun of bargaining as you stroll around this street market, located just a few minutes walk from Ueno Station. From dried fruits and candy to shoes, handbags and perfume, it’s all here. Ameyoko is also a great place to get a bargain Japanese yukata. Note that this place gets very crowded during weekends, so it’s better to visit on weekdays.

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Ameyoko Street Market Night View – photocredit : 5656.in

Mode Off (モードオフ)

If you are into J-fashion, be sure to drop by Mode Off .It’s a fashionistas thrift shop from heaven, where you can find branded and designer items at low prices, and still in good quality. Mode Off offers mens and womens apparel that starts as low as 300 yen, so this place is hard to resist. Mode Off stores can be found in Ueno, Koenji, and Shimo-kitazawa.

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Mode Off Thrift Shop – photocredit : tokorozawanavi com

Anita Lim – www.petitediaries.com
[Anita Lim is blogger enthusiastic about Japan, especially travel in Japan and Japanese beauty.]

1 COMMENT

  1. I’m also a big fan of Natural Kitchen. They are a bit more limited than normal 100 yen shops in their offer but their items look and feel really good. And for standard souvenirs like chopsticks and fans it is the perfect place to go. There is one directly in Shinjuku station.

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