• December 11, 2014

    Tokyo Winter Sales: 2014-2015 Roundup

    December and January are extremely busy months for most Japanese shops, as their winter sales attract lots of people looking to spend their year-end bonuses. The first three days after New Year are especially crazy, with huge crowds trying to […]

  • December 7, 2014

    Cheapo Xmas/Winter Markets in Tokyo

    There seems to be a fascination in Japan with winter markets, and in particular German-style Christmas markets. If you too like your holiday season with a bit of European flair, are searching for that special handmade ornament, or just want to […]

  • November 1, 2014

    Top Tokyo Flea Markets

    A cheapo’s paradise, flea markets in Tokyo are super spots for bargain hunting. And there’s no shortage of them – you’ll find something happening in one of the city’s parks or parking lots just about every Saturday and Sunday, as […]

Shopping in Tokyo

It’s not all Prada and Louis Vuitton, there are plenty of fun and cheap places to be a consumer in Tokyo.

Harajuku is a good place for vintage (ie. used) clothing. You can try out Kinji or Mirror in Harajuku, stroll down the road to Bingo in Shibuya or head to nearby Shimokitazawa.

For a taste of ye olde Tokyo, fill your boots at Ameyokocho Market in Ueno. Don Quijote with stores everywhere is another cheapo shopping experience you shouldn’t miss.

Latest Posts in Shopping

  • October 17, 2014

    Tokyo Cheapo T-Shirt Shop Relaunched!

    Tokyo Cheapo is tremendously overjoyed to announce the re-launch of our t-shirt shop! Along with a bigger range of shirts dedicated to cheapo icons such as everyone’s favourite discount store Donki, the price of our original “I’m a Tokyo Cheapo” […]

  • September 9, 2014
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    Snazzy Shoes in Tokyo: A Cheapo Guide

    Pic from Wikimedia Commons You’ve read our guide to getting an outfit for that formal occasion. Now it’s time to find a pair of shoes. Unless you opt for the ultimate cheapo method – wearing something long enough to hide those comfy […]

  • September 2, 2014

    Village Vanguard: Vintage Bookstore and Nerd Hideout

    Scattered across the underbelly of Tokyo is a chain of vintage bookstores that serve as hideouts for geeks, nerds, and other otaku. The shops are stocked to the ceiling with character T-shirts, odd sunglasses, weird wigs, clocks, dishes, buttons, merch, lava lamps, and […]