Kyoto has more than its fair share of pricey designer stores, but there are also few low-cost shops and flee markets where you can pick up a treat or two without trembling over your credit card. Whether you’re on a budget, or just after a cheap thrill, here’s few top picks for the budget shopping in Kyoto.

1. 3 COINS & SURIKOINZU SHOPS

300 Yen shop chains are conveniently located near the major hubs, stations and meeting points. Here you can find home interior goods, kitchen or bath utensils, a huge variety of miscellaneous goods, fashion accessories, stationery for everyday use or a souvenir. Very colourful and packed with products, it’s a fun place to look for stuff you probably will not need or discover some that you will.

3-coins

3-coins

2. SECOND HAND SHOPS

Affordable option leading to some awesome treasure troves. Newbies or experienced need a keen eye to find a good second – hand bargain. Time consuming, but potentially rewarding experience starts by knowing where to look and we recommend to start with Harajuku Chicago Kyoto, a wide selection of western clothing at great prices. Three Star Kyoto is also respected store with low prices and good quality goods.

Address: Japan, 〒604-8061 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward,Web: http://www.chicago.co.jp/store_kyt.html

THREE STAR KYOTO, Address:〒604-8042 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward,

Second hand shop

Second hand shop

3. FLEE MARKETS KYOTO

Depending on the time of your stay in Kyoto, try to include a half day visit to the flee market. Most of them are happening nearby the temples and famous sightseeing spots, so you will be combining the two of your favourite activities. Biggest ones are Kobo – san flee market, on the 21th of each month near To-Ji Temple from 8 am to 4:30 pm and Tenjin – san, near Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on the 25th of every month from 8 am till 5 pm. Small, specialized to local products, Toyokuni Shrine Flee Market is held on the 18th, antiques and fabrics on the 8th and handicrafts on the 28th. of every month.

FLEE MARKETS KYOTO

FLEE MARKETS KYOTO

4. DON QUIJOTE KYOTO (DONKI)

No windmills, but a tax free, discount store with around 400 outlets, primarily in Japan. Wide variety of products can be purchased here, from clothing, toys, food and different miscellaneous items. Beloved Donki Kyoto branches you can find on several spots in Kyoto, on the second floor of the Kyoto Avanti Mall at the main JR Station, Minami Inter, Fukuchiyama, Yamashina and more.

Avanti address: Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Higashikujounishisannouchou 31 Minami address: Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Kamitobakitahananachou 1-2 Fukuchiyama address: Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Araga 9-19 Yamashina address:Kyoto Kyoutoshi Yamashina-ku Nagitsujihigashitsubushi 10-1

DONKI

DONKI

5. SUGI JAPAN DISCOUNT DRUGSTORE

Owned by the Sugi Pharmacy Group, the Japan’s discount drug store chain can be found on numerous locations in Kyoto. They sell a variety of products ranging from pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, health foods and household goods. The goal of the chain is to sell everyday necessities at “the lowest prices in the area”.

Address: Kyogoku72 Bld, 490 Nakasuji-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Sugi Pharmacy

Sugi Pharmacy

 

 

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