6 Best 100 Yen Shops in Tokyo
100 Yen chain stores in Tokyo
There are a lot of discount shops dispersed across Japan, and 100 Yen shops are especially one of the most popular and common ones. Just as you can infer from the name, here, most of their items are sold for 100 Yen (110 Yen with tax). This shop is already ingrained in the lives of people in Japan that almost everything you need, you can find it here. Cheap but of good quality and durability.
Even foreign tourists are buying their things in these shops. Things they need while staying here in Japan are very easy to get since these shops are scattered everywhere in Tokyo. Some people call these stores a “one-stop shop”. One of the exciting part as a tourist in Japan is buying souvenirs that they can give to their loved ones. This is when the 100 Yen shops are most useful in this case.
Nowadays, many new 100 Yen stores are opening in Japan. In this article, I would like to share with you 6 of the best-known 100 Yen shops in Tokyo (hyakuen shops in Japanese).
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Daiso is one of the larger and most popular 100 Yen chain shops in Japan with so many branches even outside the country. It is the top leading company in the industry with a huge selection of different items. About 70,000 kinds of products are handled by the company; from cleaning supplies, kitchen stuff, beauty products, stationery, toys, baby items, foods, and many more.
Their motto is to enrich people’s lives with a single price, cheap but with good quality. They have more than 3,000 stores across Japan and opened more than 2,000 stores overseas and is still growing.
Daiso Harajuku branch is one of the busiest shops since there are many tourists in the area. It is easy to get to; just 1 minute’s walk from Harajuku station.
▶ Official Website: https://www.daiso-sangyo.co.jp/en/
2. Can Do
Can Do is also a well-known 100 Yen chain shop in Japan. They also have many useful items that can be used in daily life, as their motto is to provide good quality products at a price that people can easily afford. Aside from varieties of everyday goods, they also have packed foods that you can buy at 100 yen (plus tax) yet are delicious.
They have more than 1,000 stores across Japan and increase even more. The Can Do branch in Shinjuku is quite big compared to other branches. It is located inside the Seibu Shinjuku Pepe on the 8th floor; just 7 minute’s walk from Shinjuku station.
▶ Official Website: https://www.cando-web.co.jp/
Seria is another 100 Yen chain shop in Japan that is well known. With the rapid increase of the emergence of 100 Yen shops in Japan, Seria company is introducing itself as their brand name “Color the Days” in everyday life. Their company name Seria has the meaning of “Earnest” that they keep in everyday life.
Now they manage more than 1,800 stores all over Japan including their franchise chain. Mostly their branches are located inside shopping malls like the one in Shinjuku, Marui annex 4th floor, just 2 minutes by walk from Shinjuku-sanchome station.
▶ Official Website: https://www.seria-group.com/
4. Natural Kitchen
Natural kitchen is also a 100 yen shop that provides lifestyle goods. Their items are more in homeware, dining, and kitchenware that you don’t expect to be 100 yen items. However, not all of their items are priced at 100 yen. If you are looking for home decor which is not too expensive but has good quality, this is a good shop to go to. They also offer various wrapping services that are perfect for gifts.
They have now 23 chain stores all over Japan. One of their branch in Sumida city is not that big but has plenty of collection of kitchen stuff. It is located in Tokyo Skytree town Solamachi 1F.
▶ Official Website: https://www.natural-kitchen.jp/
5. Lawson Store 100
Lawson store 100 is one of the 100 Yen chain shops in Japan that is pretty different from the other 100 Yen stores. Other 100 yen shops usually provide goods such as cleaning supplies, stationary, kitchen items, and other goods used for everyday life. However, here, their store is more like a supermarket.
Lawson, in Japan, has many faces and it is best known as “Lawson” the convenience store with the blue color logo. In this case, I am talking about the Lawson store 100 which identifies itself with its green logo. This store provides processed foods and non-food products at 100Yen (110 Yen with tax) such as snacks, fruits, fresh vegetables, and much more.
Mostly, their stores operates 24 hours and usually are located in residential areas such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, Takanawa, Minato city, etc…
▶ Official Website: https://store100.lawson.co.jp/
Watts company is one of the four major companies holding 100 Yen shops in Japan with more than 1,600 stores across Japan (including the 100 Yen shops). They offer wholesale and retail business of daily needs and assorted goods that mainly are 100 yen stores.
Many other 100 Yen shops are named under the watts company, one of those are watts with Meets, Silk, Flets, Value 100, and others. All of those operate 100 yen products that are diffused all over Japan. Their branch in Shinjuku is just 3 minutes walk from the station (east exit) behind studio Alta.
▶ Official Website: https://www.watts-jp.com/
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