100 Yen Stores in Nagoya – Not “cheap,” CHEAP!

ByRay Proper
Sep 29, 2012

100 Yen Stores in Nagoya – Not “cheap,” CHEAP!

Back home you might not shop at what we in the US refer to as “dollar stores,” or stores where everything is priced at 1 US dollar, because they are generally associated with poor quality goods, but this is not the case in Japan. 100 yen stores offer a wide variety of goods to solve little problems you never realized you had, and often the items on offer are of very similar quality to those available in much more expensive grocery or hardware stores.

These shops specialize in purchasing huge quantities to get big discounts on a wide variety of items such as: table and kitchenware, tools, garden items, stationary, household and leisure goods from China and other countries with low production and labor costs that enable them to price them at what are sometimes below actual market value.

You can find 100 yen shops all over Nagoya in sizes that range from multi-story standalone buildings, to small kiosk style corners in malls and supermarkets. One of my favorites is the Daiso on the 7th floor of the Skyle building in Sakae; they seem to have everything!

The Daiso

Daiso is a most people’s favorite, as they tend to be much bigger than other shops and hence offer a wider variety of goods. website (Japanese) 


While not as big as Daiso, these are still pretty big and offer a wide varied of goods. website (Japanese)

Lawson 100

These are kind of the low end of the scale. They offer significantly fewer small items, instead they offer cheap foods. You can get some good seasonings and pre-packaged mixes there cheaply. website (Japanese)

A partial list of 100 yen shops in and around Nagoya:

DAISO Meito-jiami
7-151 Wakaba-dai, Meito-ku, Nagoya
℡ 052-760-8901

DAISO Nagoya-Imaike
3-12-12 Imaike, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya
℡ 052-744-1202

Seria AEON Yagoto
2-1 Ishizaka, Hirojicho, Showa-ku, Nagoya
℡ 052-833-5123

DAISO Pare Marche-Horita
Pare MarcheHorita 2F 28-26 Shinkaicho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya
℡ 052-884-3360

DAISO Hirabari-minami
5-1405 Hara, Tenpaku-ku, Nagoya
℡ 052-800-6775

DAISO Nagoya-sakae-skyle
3-4-5 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya
℡ 052-259-0160
Google Maps

Toyota City
DAISO Toyota-248
1-11 Motomiyacho, Toyota-shi
℡ 0565-36-6080

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