Japan is a shopper’s paradise and it offers a diversified range of products from high-tech electronics items to traditional arts and craft. Cameras, CD players, silk goods, watches, woodblock prints, Japanese dolls, electronic toys are some of the most preferred products bought, while shopping in Japan. At authorized tax-free stores of Japan, purchases of over ¥ 10,000 on selected items are exempt from Japan’s 5% consumption tax. Duty-free shopping is only available at Japan’s International Airport.
Shopping in Japan is always fun and interesting and it is known to give you a unique experience of shopping. One can buy many unique and rare products, which are not available outside of the Japanese market. Many beautiful souvenirs and gifts are available in the market, which one can buy and keep it as a memorable item.
If you want to save money while shopping, you should visit the flea market. Every product is available in this market from cosmetics to electronics at a reasonable price. Shopping in the flea market is fast, easy and convenient. One can get effective and quality products in the market at cheaper prices. These flea markets are usually arranged in parks, department stores, parking lots etc. Flea markets are very popular among young people who do not have a good source of income.
Japan has great shopping malls which attract shoppers from all over the world. These halls have a collection of all types of products under a single roof. One can shop for Japanese clothing, electric gadgets, appliances, shoes, books, accessories, well-known brands of the industry and products of all categories and much more at the discounted prices from such a one stop shop. These halls give you the pleasant experience of shopping with complete convenience. If you get tired while shopping, they also have restaurants and eating corners.
Apart from shopping malls and flea market, Japanese markets also have department stores for all products. Japan also has some specific local markets which are famous for particular products such as Akihabara, known for electrical items and coined as the Japan’s electric town. Aoyama is famous for traditional crafts of Japan, and eatables like fish, vegetables, fruits etc can be purchased at cheap cost from Ueno Ameyoko markets. The Japanese shopping gives you the worthwhile experience of shopping in Japan.
Japanese merchants are quite honest and fair and they do not take any undue advantage of foreign customers. The price of the products is usually reasonable and has the right value of the products. So you should not waste your time in comparing the price of a product.
Shops and stores of Japan are generally open on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays as well as weekdays. Many smaller specialty shops are closed on weekends, national holidays and over traditional Japanese holiday seasons. Departmental stores are usually open on weekends and national holidays. Each store is closed one day in a week.