Japan probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think shopping, but you’ll be amazed at the things you can buy here. For those on a budget, a good start would be a visit to the 100 Yen store, where you can find a staggering variety of things to bring back home for a dollar each. From there, the sky’s the limit from skin care products to anime figures, all waiting to drain your wallet faster than you can say super potato.
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G-Club Shibuya is a popular local guitar shop located close to the Hachiko exit of Shibuya station.
Akihabara Super potato
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Disney Store (Shibuya Koen-dori)
Disney Store has a wide range of character merchandise and sells tickets for Disney Land as well.
Mandarake is a secondhand store where you can buy used and sometimes rare manga, CD/DVDs, anime figurines and more.
Club KT Shibuya (Shibuya 109)
A shop located in Shibuya109 dedicated to Sanrio characters, such as Hello Kitty and My Melody.
Shibuya 109 is a women's fashion mall and a true landmark of the Shibuya area. Its brother, the 109 Men's mall, is located just on the other side of the street.
Under Armour Clubhouse (Shibuya)
The Under Armour Clubhouse in Shibuya sells sporting goods for activities ranging from jogging to golf for both men and women.
Lush is a cosmetics shop, originally from the UK, that sells handmade, organic soaps, shampoos, bath bombs and more.
Bic Camera (Shibuya)
Part of the famous electronics chain, this branch has many levels and is located near Shibuya station. Visitors can find camera goods, computer gear, and electronic appliances.
Rakuten Cafe (Shibuya)
Run by Rakuten, an Internet service company, Rakuten Cafe offers free WiFi and the most popular items on their online marketplace "Rakuten Ichiba".
This branch of the Spanish sugar candy and lollipop sculptors is located in one of Japan's premier department stores, Daimaru. Customers can choose candy designs of their own making. The shop also offers special "Only in Tokyo" offerings.
Nakatanidou , one of the best mochi (sweet rice cake) shop in Japan . This shop has won TV Champion competition program 2 times ,In Nara ,Japan on April 5, 2014.
Hiyori is a small chain of gift stores that specialises particularly in oil blotting paper.
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The arts and crafts shop on the 11th floor of the Takashimaya Times Square building specializes in fabrics, ribbons and knitting. The shop is best reached from Shinjuku Station's south exit.
Calbee Plus (Takeshita Street Harajuku)
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