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100 / 300 yen stores

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100 / 300 yen stores

Hi, I'm coming to Tokyo next week and staying for five nights at the Intercontinental Tokyo Bay.

I really enjoy shopping but I'm not into designer goods at all. I much prefer a bargain. Can anybody tell me where is the best place to shop on a really strict budget? I *LOVE* the sound of the 100 yen / 300 yen shops... Lots of cheap tat to rummage through - lovely!

Could anyone tell me where to find some good bargain shops and will they say '100 yen' outside in great big letters or will the shop have a brand name?

Thank you so much!

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1. Re: 100 / 300 yen stores

Daiso ダイソー has a chain of 100 yen (+tax) shops; it's probably the best in the business.

Can Do キャン・ドゥ is another larger chain.

Some are in shopping complexes; others are in form of individual shops in the streets. You may copy and paste the above names on Google Map.

From Intercontinental Tokyo Bay, The Daiso Aqua City Odaiba, The Daiso in Promenade Park Odaiba, 100 yens shop Seria Venus Fort, 100 Yen Shop Can-Do Ariake, The Daiso Lalaport Toyosu, The Daiso Urbandock Lalaport Toyosu, 100 Yen Shop Azabu Juban are likely candidates.

If you go to Asakusa (one of the tourist spots), there is a Daiso inside the ROX building. Don Quijote store near it is not 100 yen but a discount store.

Okachimachi between Ueno and Akihabara is home of cheap in Tokyo. There is a popular discount store Takeya along the elevated highway (Showa-Dori). Akihabara has Don Quijote store and 100 yen Can Do across the street.

You'd come across 100 yen stores and Don Quijote in Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Ikebukuro (browse Google Map).

There are 300 yen shops but I can't name a group in particular.

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2. Re: 100 / 300 yen stores

>> will they say '100 yen' outside in great big letters

Yes, so do other businesses (such as 100 yen for 30 minutes of manga cafe)

Major chains:

www.daiso-sangyo.co.jp/english/index.html

http://www.cando-web.co.jp/e/

http://www.seria-group.com/

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3. Re: 100 / 300 yen stores

Low price of the main grocery store (because tax is plus 105 yen) 100 yen

Natural Kitchen

natural-kitchen.jp/shoplist/nanba/index.html

315 yen shop

3COINS

http://www.3coins.jp/shoplist/area/?a=3

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4. Re: 100 / 300 yen stores

Ohh! That's fabulous. I'm going to print this out.

Thank you so much everyone for all your help! x

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5. Re: 100 / 300 yen stores

If you want to see the biggest 100 yen store in the Tokyo area, it's in Machida city on the outskirts of Yokohama. That was many years ago so I don't know if it's still the biggest.

According to this link, it is (was) the biggest 100 yen store in Japan:

…gaijinpot.com/live/…

I always went there via Yokohama but apparently it's a direct shot from Shinjuku. Unlike most 100 yen stores, it is several floors.

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