Shopping in Japan: 5 Best Shops You Will Fall in Love in Japan

Best Japanese Stores like MUJI, Don Quijote and more

There are countless shops in Japan and probably everything you need can be found here! But where exactly are the best places to shop?? Which stores offer the best products for value?? According to foreign visitors’ reviews and my experience, here are 5 shops you should go and will definitely fall in love in Japan 🙂


The famous fast fashion brand from Japan, UNIQLO (ユニクロ) has been hugely popular world wide and has stores in many countries abroad. However, the best place to shop UNIQLO is Japan. You will find many products only available in Japan and usually price are much cheaper than abroad. UNIQLO in Japan offer sale every weekends so if you want to catch a deal, shop on Saturday&Sunday is ideal!

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MUJI (無印良品) offers “minimalist” style products with great quality at affordable rate. Like UNIQLO, MUJI is very popular brand worldwide and also has some stores in abroad, yet Japan is the best country to shop their products. Numbers of products are sold only in Japan.

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LOFT (ロフト) is a franchised variety store with several braches in Japan. LOFT offer a wide range of products including stationary, household goods, clothes, beauty products and unique items. Their products are usually very edgy and stylish, and have great quality. Some of stores in Tokyo offer tax-free shopping for foreign customers including one in Shibuya.

Here is a related article about Shibuya LOFT: Turn Your Life more Stylish @ the Coolest Store in Shibuya


DAISO (ダイソー) is the largest franchised 100 yen store, with over 3,000 branches in Japan and 1,500 in abroad. It’s definitely the best place to shop on budget. DAISO offers various kinds of items including food, snacks, households, stationary, beauty products, etc, and some of items are hard to believe to be sold at only 100 yen! 100 yen shops are very popular in Japan and there are more stores other than DAISO.

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Don Quijote

Often called “Donki” (ドン・キホーテ/ドンキ), it’s a discount franchised store which has over 160 shops in Japan. There is nothing that you can’t find in Don Quijote, as they literally deal with everything, food, home tools, beauty products, electric products, medicines, clothes, shoes, toys, souvenirs etc at discounted price. But the shop is best known for selling unique products such as cosplay costumes, adult goods and many crazy items. Most of shops in Tokyo offer tax-free shopping for foreign customers which is great, too! What are the best things to shop at Donki??

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How did you like my list of 5 most lovable shops in Japan??They all offer products which are unique, very Japanese and most importantly quite affordable!! You can find these shops pretty much every cities in Japan 🙂 If you are looking for more info about shopping in Japan, you maybe interested in these articles below!

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"The world is my oyster" A globetrotter 🌎 and hammock lover 🌞 who loves taking adventures to fuel wanderlust. Born and raised in Japan, I have lived and explored countries around the world. As a resident of Japan and based on my travel experience, I'd love to share my knowledge and tips for travelling Japan with my readers. I hope my story will help you plan your trip and have a great time in Japan 🌈