Little Shop of Treasures

One of the stores I have mentioned often in my posts is Daiso. It is by far my favorite store. Most of the things in Daiso is around ¥100 ($0.88) and occasionally some things are more expensive. The most expensive thing I found there was ¥800 ($7). While the items they sell are inexpensive, the items are nice quality, especially the dishes.  They change their items out often with the various seasons and holidays. It’s fun to go see what new things they have.

I finally had the chance to go through and take pictures of my favorite Daiso. It is a two story one by the train station. I go to this one often but when I go I’m usually with friends who want to get in and out quickly or get weirded out when I take a ton of pictures. Sometimes it’s hard being friends with a blogger.

 

Right now they have a bunch of party and decorating supplies for Sakura (cherry blossom) season.

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Jeremy’s favorite section is the food section. They have snacks, seasonings, curries, rices, soups, drinks, and so much more. When ever Jeremy has duty, we hit up this section for his duty food.

 

They have tons of storage options. I really want to go back and get some of those laundry bags.

 

They have no shortage of office supplies.

 

Daiso has a bunch of craft supplies.

The dishes selection is amazing.

I have been raiding the home decor sections often. I bought the Katniss statues last night. I mean, how could I not?

I love the baking and cooking section. We need a bigger kitchen for all the stuff we want to buy and use.

Daiso even has a gardening section.

I’m amazed at the amount of health and beauty options they have.

There is even a pet section.

I could go on and on about this store. I couldn’t even take pictures of everything. People were giving me weird looks after a while. There is so much here. I feel like I find something new every time I go.

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I didn’t know there were so many types of hangers.
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Wrapping paper
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Fishing supplies.
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Bike stuff
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More wrapping paper.
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Lunch box stuff.
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Clothes.

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Someone told me these were name stamps…
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Calendars
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Someone told me these were name stamps…

 

When you’ve finished shopping, you check out and the cashier gives you bags to bag your stuff at a little counter. This is quite normal in Japan.

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Every Daiso is different and offers different things. I love going to them because of that and because I feel like I get more for my money there. When we redid our pantry to be more organized it only cost us about $10 for all the buckets, etc where as had we gone to Wal-mart back home, we probably would have spent more like $50-$60.

Hopefully now y’all have a better idea of where I am talking about when I mention Daiso.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. faitharmstrong says:

    This is so cool! I am super jealous! We don’t have anything like this in my city! I think that I could get lost for hours in s store like that. 🙂

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  2. So, like a dollar store but good stuff? I love it! The food picture reminded me of this pin….

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    1. SonniQ says:

      That is too weird and that is chips? With his foot in his groin?

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  3. lovehappily says:

    Wow, it seems I can buy anything here.

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  4. LillianC says:

    I was in a Daiso at Kyoto Station. Simply amazing, the variety and the practicality of the merchandise.

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  5. Joyfull Mom says:

    Wow! That is a lot of stuff! I would not even know where to begin! Blessings.

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  6. fatdormouse says:

    Oh goodness me! I would just go mad in that shop! How do you manage to restrain yourself?!

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    1. They only take cash so I make sure to only a small amount of yen with me. It usually saves me from going crazy.

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  7. hilthethrill says:

    Wow! Dollar Store on Steroids! I wish we had that here! What fun!

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  8. SonniQ says:

    I loved shopping in Japan. Malls underground at the train stations.Food perfectly arranged. Rows of strawberries lined up, not dumped in a box.

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  9. edebock says:

    Daiso… definitely another thing I miss about Japan!

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