Stop to shop in JA­PAN

From hi-tech gad­gets, branded goods to tra­di­tional craft passed down from an­cient times, Ja­pan has some­thing to cater to ev­ery kind of shop­per from all around the globe

Micetalk - - Shopping -

Lead­ing up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Ja­pan is tak­ing steps to­wards en­cour­ag­ing hands-free travel that al­lows vis­i­tors to send bag­gage and pur­chased goods to air­ports, sta­tions, ho­tels as well as their air­ports, sta­tions, and ho­tels at their next des­ti­na­tion. Mean­while al­low­ing tourists to en­joy with­out wor­ry­ing about lug­gage.

JA­PAN SHOP­PING NAVI

This is a smart­phone ap­pli­ca­tion for shop­ping with en­joy­ment and con­ve­nience while trav­el­ling in Ja­pan. Pro­vid­ing sup­port in English, tra­di­tional Chi­nese char­ac­ters, sim­pli­fied Chi­nese char­ac­ters, Korean, and Thai, the app con­tains in­for­ma­tion on sales and events for over 500 stores across Ja­pan, as well as coupons for stores and restau­rants, cloth­ing size charts, and in­for­ma­tion on Ja­panese yen and tax-free shop­ping. Us­ing your de­vice's GPS func­tion, the app lo­cates nearby tax-free stores, hos­pi­tals, evac­u­a­tion sites, and free Wi-Fi spots.

SMART PHONES TO COM­MU­NI­CATE

Aside from a group of elec­tron­ics stores, most sales clerks can­not speak English or Chi­nese, you might con­sider us­ing your smart phone to get your mes­sage across.

FOR THE IN­DIAN CON­SUMER

There are a lot of items that In­di­ans can opt for while shop­ping in Ja­pan. Tenugui (Ja­panese hand towel), Hi­gasa (UV um­brel­las), Yu­taka a ca­sual sum­mer ki­mono (tra­di­tional Ja­panese womens wear), Edo Tsumami Kan­za­shi (tra­di­tional hair ac­ces­sories made from thin pieces of silk), ce­ramic prod­ucts, etc.

Yoyogi Park Flea Mar­ket in Tokyo is a 1015 mins walk from Hara­juku or Shibuya Sta­tion

BEST SOU­VENIRS OP­TIONS

For sou­venirs, there are many op­tions: Matcha (Green Tea), chop­sticks, Ja­panese sta­tion­ary (rec­om­mend: 100-Yen shop), Furin (wind­chimes), Ja­pan themed key­chains, fridge mag­nets, green tea choco­lates, etc. Pop­u­lar shop­ping malls in­clude Don Qui­jote, LalaPort, Takashimaya Times Square etc.

FLEA MAR­KETS AND BAR­GAIN BUYS

Yoyogi Park Flea Mar­ket in Tokyo is a 10-15 min­utes walk from Hara­juku or Shibuya Sta­tion, while Aji­nomoto Sta­dium Flea mar­ket in Tokyo is a 20 minute walk from Tam­abochi Mae sta­tion. Bar­gain buys can be ob­tained from Gotenba Pre­mium Out­let, Makuhari Mit­sui Out­let Park and so on. With two hours to spare, one can go shop­ping at Shin­juku, Ginza, Shibuya, in Tokyo.

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