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皆さん、こんにちは。 (Mina-san konꞌnichiwa!)
If you're coming to Japan, you need to visit the Japanese 100 yen shops. These shops are full of weirds goods and must-buy souvenirs. You can find them everywhere and everything only costs 100 yen. That's about 1 USD. Today, we will see all of the strange things you can find at the Japanese 100 yen shops. Let’s go!
Check out a 100 yen store. These are discount shops found all over Japan similar to dollar stores in the USA. They are great for travelers on a budget.
百円均一のことお通称百均と呼びます。
(Hyaku-en kinꞌitsu no koto o tsūshō hyakkin to yobimasu.)
“100 yen shops are commonly called “100-kin.”
色々なものがあるし、とても安いので、
(Iroiro na mono ga aru shi, totemo yasui node,
“There are many kinds of items and they are all inexpensive,”
たくさんお土産を買いたい時にオススメです。
(takusan o-miyage o kaitai toki ni o-susume desu.)
“I’d recommend shopping here when you want to buy many souvenirs.”
They carry everything you can imagine. Fuzzy duck pens? All your pet supplies. Funky Japanese toys. All kinds of accessories. Cute masks and some weird ones.
お寿司の形をしたキーホルダーや
(O-sushi no katachi o shita kīhorudā yā)
“You can find many novelty goods like sushi-shaped key chains”
食べ物の形の消しゴムなど、変わった物もたくさんあります。
(tabemono no katachi no keshigomu nado, kawatta mono mo takusan arimasu.)
“and erasers which are shaped like food.”
Do you want some giant spiders? How about some insect jelly? 100 yen stores are perfect for your costume parties.
季節のイベントの合わせた商品が店頭に並びます。
(Kisetsu no ibento ni awaseた shōhin ga tentō ga tentō ni narabimasu.)
“Different products hit the shelves to match seasonal events.”
Are you going fishing? Or to the beach? You can find what you need on one of their many floors.
大型の100円均一、百均には
(Ōgata no hyaku-en kinꞌitsu, hyakkin ni wa,)
“At large 100 yen shops,”
お洒落な雑貨もたくさん並びます。
(oshare na zakka mo takusan narabimasu.)
“they carry stylish goods as well.”
There are thousands of random things to buy. A one-stop shop for souvenirs. Do you want to visit a 100 yen shop? Pretty cool, right?
If you visit Japan, you need to go to one of these stores. What would you buy at a Japanese 100 yen shop? Let us know in the comments. I'll see you next time. Bye-bye!

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July 13th, 2018 at 6:30 pm
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July 26th, 2018 at 1:51 pm
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Hi Echo,

Thank you for the comment!


Hope you will have an opportunity to visit there next time👍 It must be a good place to buy おみやげ(souvenir).


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Echo
July 17th, 2018 at 11:40 am
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I've been to Japan 3 times, and have not been able to take a moment to go to a 100Y shop :(

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July 16th, 2018 at 2:38 am
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Hi Xavier,

@クリス,


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Xavier
July 16th, 2018 at 2:25 am
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👍I'm can't wait to go to Japan now!😁😁😁

クリス
July 14th, 2018 at 11:24 pm
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We have Daisy in San Francisco, but the ones in Japan look much, much bigger!