Japan is one of the favorite destinations in Asia that is famous for its sophisticated technology. Not only technology, Japanese culture is also very global because of the manga, anime, and style of dress. Surely you imagine that shopping for clothes in Japan must be expensive because of the expensive cost of living. In Japan, there are some inexpensive shopping places that you can visit while traveling there. If you really like Japanese culture and are interested in shopping there, these places can be your choice. Come on; see 5 cheap shopping places in Japan below.
1. Treasure Factory
Treasure Factory outlets are found in Tokyo. The branch only provides second-hand goods to furniture, as well as household items. Treasure Factory is also the right place to look for seasonal clothes, such as cardigans for spring or sweaters, and so on. This outlet also regularly updates their stock. If you can stay there for one week, you can still find new items at this outlet. Larger branches usually provide household furniture and kitchen utensils.
2. Coucou Daikayama
If you know the Daikanyama area, you must know that this place is famous for luxurious and expensive products. However, there are also places that offer a much more affordable price in an area called CouCou. Shops such as Daiso, Seria, and Can Do offer items with an average price of 100 yen. You can even find home decoration products, baking supplies, various kinds of wood and can products, and Japanese-made dining utensils that you cannot find in other stores.
The old street named Isezakicho is in Yokohomo. This place is very interesting and has many places to shop for cheap items. If you walk block by block on this road, you will find all kinds of products ranging from second-hand shops (Eco Wear Market), tool shops, luxury product stores, to pre-owned books and gadgets. You can also get a second yukata for around 200,000 rupiah, and many others.
If you are a fan of vintage items, you will definitely be happy at Shimokitazawa. This area that is thick with artistic nuance is indeed filled with shops offering vintage products. One famous store is Off Mode, where you can find expensive fashion labels that you can get at a much cheaper price.
Most shops in Shimokitazawa sell second-hand items, but there are also some shops that sell new products. This is the right place to look for old CDs or LPs and a variety of unique handicrafts.