Shopping

  • November 1, 2014
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    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 […]

  • June 24, 2014
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    Tokyo Summer Sales 2014

    Every year the closing of the rainy season marks the opening of Tokyo’s famous “end-of-summer” bargain sales – which, despite the name, happen before summer has even reached its peak. The Tokyo summer sales are both a clever ploy to […]

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.

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  • December 24, 2014
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    Top 10 Posts of 2014

    It’s that time again! As 2014 draws to a close, we look back on the year’s most popular Tokyo Cheapo posts. With almost 10 million people visiting Japan in 2014, an impressive 26% increase from last year, it’s not surprising that most of our […]

  • December 23, 2014
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    Secondhand Tokyo: Thriftin’ Guide

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  • December 11, 2014
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    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
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    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 […]