Top 8 Discount Shops in Tokyo for Souvenirs
Are you wanting to buy tons of Japanese goodies and Japanese souvenirs during your time in Tokyo but are shopping on a budget? Are you looking for cheap Japanese souvenirs, anime merchandise and Japanese snacks but find everything expensive? Don’t worry! In this article we’re going to be giving you a list of Tokyo’s TOP 8 discount stores that sell amazing but cheap Japanese souvenirs, merchandise and snacks. All these stores are super cheap and also have a great selection of items…you will honestly end up spending hours in these shops! So if you want to find out how to save money whilst shopping in Tokyo, make sure you keep reading!
1. THANK YOU MART (サンキューマート)
THANK YOU MART is a chain store dotted around Tokyo that sells all it’s items for just 390yen!! The store sells tons of character goods, anime merchandise and general Japanese souvenirs. On top of this, they sell their own original goods which are super kawaii and fashionable. The store honestly has a range of items on sale that are different depending on which store you go to. They recently collaborated with Pokemon, Powerpuff Girls and others to bring out amazing collaboration ranges. If you’re someone who loves kawaii goods but are shopping on a budget, this is somewhere you have to check out.
Shinjuku: 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 3 Chome−24−3 新宿 アルタ 3F
Harajuku: 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 1 Chome−16−4 原宿アルタ B1
Ikebukuro: 〒170-8630 Tokyo, Toshima City, Higashiikebukuro, 3 Chome−1−3 池袋サンシャインシティアルタ館1F
10:00-20:00 (Vary depending on store)
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2. Village Vanguard (ヴィレッジヴァンガード)
Village Vanguard is a discount shop in Tokyo selling books, clothes, character goods and, well, basically everything! If you have an idea of something you want to buy, Village Vanguard is the place to go. Their prices fro character goods are super good, especially Pokemon and anime goods. They also sell expensive street wear for a fraction of the price; including brands such as Thrasher and Santa Cruz. If you’re looking for street wear or novelty goods, this is the place to go!
Shibuya: 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 23−3 渋谷第一勧銀共同ﾋﾞﾙB1F・2F
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3. Don Quijote (ドン・キホーテ)
Don Quijote is without a doubt the most famous discount store in Tokyo. They have a store in almost every town and even have ‘MEGA’ Don Quijote in some areas. The store sells practically everything at a discounted price including food, cleaning products, clothes, furniture, skin care, character goods and MUCH MORE. If you need anything during your time in Tokyo, this is the place to go. Don Quijote is also great for buying souvenirs on a budget, especially the Shibuya and Shinjuku chains. If you’re in Tokyo and haven’t visited Don Quijote yet, you MUST go.
Shibuya: 28-6 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 154-0042
Shinjuku: 1 Chome-16-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021
24 Hours. (Some stores close at 2am)
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4. CanDo (キャンドゥ)
CanDo is a 100yen shop located in Tokyo. Whilst ‘Daiso’ is probably the most famous 100yen shop in Tokyo, CanDo offers tons of different items and is certainly on par with Daiso’s quality. CanDo sells many character and anime items, all for just 100yen. On top of this, they have amazing Japanese souvenir items that are perfect to take home to your friends and family. The shop as a whole is easy to navigate and has a pretty wide variety of items on sale, I’d highly recommend you visit here if you’re looking for a 100yen shop in Tokyo.
Shibuya: 150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 36−6 地下1階 ワールド宇田川ビル
10:00 – 22:00
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3COINS is a chain store throughout Tokyo that sells tons of items, all costing just 300yen!! They especially have cute items to decorate your house and a large range of jewelry. On top of this they sell some clothing items, stationary, necessities and cosmetics. Although this store is super cheap, it’s quality is surprisingly very good! If you’re looking to buy cheap items but want the quality to be better that 100yen shops then this is certainly the shop to go to.
Shinjuku: 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 3 Chome−38−1 ルミネエスト 3F
11:00 – 22:00
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6. Seria (セリア)
Seria is a 100yen shop selling tons of cute items, all for just 100yen. The store sells home supplies, necessities, snacks, DIY items and Japanese souvenirs! The store is SUPER cheap for what you can get and the items themselves are very good quality. If you’re shopping on a budget in Tokyo, I’d highly recommend you visit here. This is also a great place to get everyone a small souvenir, especially if you’re shopping for a lot of people.
Shinjuku: 3 Chome-1-26 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022
Shibuya: 〒150-0034 Tokyo, Shibuya City, 渋谷区Daikanyamacho, 17−6 代官山アドレス・ディセ
11:00 – 20:00
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7. Daiso, Harajuku (ダイソー)
Daiso, located on Takeshita Street in Harajuku, is one of the biggest Daiso stores in Tokyo and also sells the largest selection of Japanese souvenirs. They have tons of items for souvenirs, including many Sanrio items, stationary, snacks, cosmetics and many more character goods! If you’re wanting to get some cute but cheap items for both you and your friends back home, then I would highly recommend Harajuku’s Daiso.
Harajuku: 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 1 Chome−19−24 ビレッジ107 ２階
9:30 – 21:00
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8. Nakano Broadway (中野ブロードウェイ)
Nakano Broad way is a shopping mall located in Nakano, Tokyo. Whilst it is not a discount store per-say, the shops located inside the mall are all extremely reasonably priced and sell amazing Japanese souvenirs! Most of the stores located in the mall sell vintage Japanese collectibles, anime merchandise and various character goods. Due to this you can get some real unique and special souvenirs for people here.
Nakano: 5 Chome-52 Nakano, Nakano City, Tokyo 164-0001
depends on store.
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