What’s better than having an endless variety of amazingly cute items to choose from at a very, very affordable price? Our answer: nothing! And this is why we love the Daiso 100 Yen Store at Takeshita Dori, Harajuku~!
Everything for 100 Yen (+5% tax), One hundred times YES!
If you’ve ever found yourself in need of last-minute souvenir or gifts to take home for friends and family, this is the best place to go to. Regardless of the interests of the people you are shopping for, it is guaranteed that you will find something for everyone.
And if you’re lucky to be in Japan for a specific holiday, Daiso 100 Yen Store will surely have some interesting seasonal items available. If you’re around for Valentine’s Day, for example, it’s guaranteed that you will be greeted by a lot of hearts and a wide variety of chocolates in the aisles of the store. You can even make your own D.I.Y. chocolate kits to really personalize your presents!
Your friends that are fans of Japanese culture will love the Kokeshi dolls and other Japanese-themed souvenirs (locally called “omiyage”)! Choose from traditional items like tabi socks, classic Noh masks (plastic), teacups or even a Daruma (Dharma) Doll for some good luck! There are even some interesting and very kawaii chopsticks designs that you can pick up as a personalized token for your friends back home.
If you’re a fan of personalization as well, you can be sure to find a lot of little trinkets and materials that will help you turn generic items into personalized style accessories. Pick up a few (or a lot, because they’re so cheap) and turn them into decorations around your room to give it a unique style.
Does your friend love Hello Kitty? Perfect! There are many Hello Kitty and other Sanrio-licensed goods that you can choose from. Buy one or even two for a cheap price!
And if you think everything there is for decoration and giveaways, you’d be mistaken. Daiso also has a large selection of snacks, candies and drinks that you can share with your friends and give as little any day gifts! What makes these snacks even more interesting is their unique and fun packaging that people back home will surely find interesting and appreciate!
So don’t feel too pressured to purchase expensive items. Save some money for the things you really want to invest in, but also indulge in purchasing something cute and indulgent for much, much less.
Let us know what your favorite purchases at Daiso were! We’d love to hear about your haul!