Cheap Shopping, Budget shopping, Flea Markets in Kyoto

Kyoto has more than its fair share of pricey designer stores, but there are also few low-cost shops and flea 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 are few top picks for budget shopping in Kyoto.



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 colorful and packed with products, it’s a fun place to look for the stuff you probably will not need or discover some that you will.



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

Address: Japan, 〒604-8061 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward.


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



Depending on the time of your stay in Kyoto, try to include a half-day visit to the flea market. Most of them are happening nearby the temples and famous sightseeing spots, so you will be combining two of your favorite activities. The biggest ones are Kobo – san flea market, on the 21st 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 Flea Market is held on the 18th, antiques and fabrics on the 8th, and handicrafts on the 28th. of every month.



No windmills, but a tax-free, discount store with around 400 outlets, primarily in Japan. A 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



Owned by the Sugi Pharmacy Group, Japan’s discount drug store chain can be found in 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