Hello here is “Daily Portal Z”. It is an interesting web magazine in japan.
We introduced the super-discount shopping zone in Tokyo.
The article was translated into English.
Please refer when you go sightseeing in Tokyo.
（Special thanks：Mitsugi Cosmetics様）
Title: I’ll make you shopping poisoning.
Once upon a time, we were caught on film.
M: "You're wearing cool jeans, Yukiyo."
Said Miho, our make-up artist (Her regular work is writer).
(I'm in the middle, playing the guitar.)
Y: "Oh! Well,,, it’s just 1,000yen!!"
M: "One thousand yeeeen? R,realllllllly?"
Y: "To tell the truth, I have other jeans that were priced 20,000yen. But it doesn't suit me. I think there're nice clothes with cheaper price. I love to wear those."
M: "You said so, BUT how did you find them?"
Y: "Just a hunch."
M: "Just a hunch?"
Y: "Yes. I'm not rich so I can find them naturally. How about showing some shops, Miho?"
M: "Oh, that's good. Don't forget it!"
A few days later, we met in Asakusa.
M: Yukiyo, what shop do you recommend here in Asakusa?
Y: There’re some nice shoe shops here, Miho.
Y: Go through “Nakamise street”, and then you can get “Shin-Nakamise Mall”. I love this shop “Universe (1-28-3, Asakusa Taito-ward)”.
M: Fantaaaaaaaaastic! The shoes that displays in the shop front are priced no more than 1,000 yen!
Y: All shoes are priced about 2,000 yen inside the shop. If your feet are not big, you can choose shoes as you like. Of course, some shoes fit big feet like me.
Oh dear! What a small shoes!!
M: My feet aren’t big, BUT I don’t want shoes!
Y: OK, Miho! BUT I have another favorite shoe shop near here. In front of Asakusa Matsuya Department Store, there’s a shoe wholesale shop “Newlo-Ransan” (1-3-2 Hanakawado Taito-ward). You can buy cheap here, too.
M: Oh, you have these pair of purple leather sandals, don’t you? I saw them the other day.
Y: Bingo! You look at me carefully.
After that, we moved Ueno Ameyoko mall.
M: Which shop do you prefer in Ameyoko, Yukiyo?
Y: In here, I prefer the underground floor of ABAB building for all the girls. There’re many lovely lingeries with cheaper price. Some of them are offered 1,000 yen.
M: Woooooooooow! Amazing!!
Y: Are you really going to buy such a lingerie, Miho?
M: Of course! It’s lovely, isn’t it?
Y: Yeah. It surely is lovely and inexpensive. I have another recommendation shop in here. It is the swimming wear shop “Sports Kotobukien Ameyoko Kan” (4-1-7 Ueno Taito-ward). You can buy big-name brand swimming wears for from 1,000 to 3,000 yen.
Y: I used to swim in pool. Swimming wear is consumption articles. Day by day, stuff that covers projection area like breast and hip becomes thinner because of friction, water pressure and so on.
M: I see.
Y: So I recommend the shop for all the swimmers!
Next visiting point was Nippori. I love to do my shoping here!
Y: There’re many many cheap clothes as usual.
M: Fantastic! It is really cheap!!
Y: “Pop Girl”(2-18-8 Nishi-Nippori Arakawa-ward) is famous. It is usually on the TV and magazine. But I prefer “Heiwa-Dou” (5-51-13 Higashi-Nippori Arakawa-ward). It is parent shop of Pop Girl. I bought that jeans (I wore that when taking pics) here.
M: Oh, here is.
Y: Sometimes you can get famous brand product less than one tenth prices. I don’t know how the distribution system works.
M: Unbelievable! It is terribly cheap. I can’t pay more than 1,000 yen!!
Y: Yeah. You lose your sense of the value of money, don’t you? It feels like shopping in foreign countries. I have another shop to recommend. This shoe shop is “Kutsu-Ya”(6-16-8 Higashi-Nippori Arakawa-ward).
M: You really love shoes, Yukiyo. Don’t you?
Y: Sometimes you’re able to find real bargain shoes in here. You can choose slowly and salesperson seldom talks to you. So it’s comfortable to shop.
M: I see.
We moved today’s final destination, Takeshita Street in Harajuku.
M: I haven’t been here for ages, Yukiyo!
Y: I don’t blame you! Many people rarely come here after teenager. I can’t stop loving this junkie street!!
I recommend this accessory shop “paris-kid’s” (1-19-8 Jingumae Shibuya-ward) the entrance to Takeshita street. The shop sells accessories at flat rate of 300 yen.
Y: It’s easy to buy accessory on impulse because of the cheaper price. You can try easily to buy unique designed pierced earrings.
M: It seems they aren’t so cheap.
Y: I think accessory is spirit! I wear cheap accessories with spirit, grace and cool mind.
Y: But I really want to buy jewelries in a gorgeous department store if I were rich.
M: I noticed that there’re many lovely and cheap lingerie shop here, didn’t you?
Y: Yes, I did. Is it related to lower trend in the age of sexual experience?
Y: I think teen-aged girls buy lingeries for dating with her boyfriend. How do you think about it, Miho?
Y: Nobody knows for sure! Finally, you go shopping “Book-off -Harajuku” (1-8-8 Jingumae Shibuya-ward), you’ll satisfy your shopping desire.
M: It’s too heavy to buy anything.
Y: I wish someone interpret this article in English. The article may be useful for tourists.
M: I agree with you! You broke through my sense of money value, Yukiyo!
Y: I’m glad to hear that. BUT I begin to get sick of this sense. Oh, I want to go shopping in gorgeous department store like “Isetan” (3-14-1 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ward) and buy many things!
M: It’s your dream, Yukiyo.
Y: I hope you use these information.
M: It seems like TV show.