Where is the best place to go shopping in Japan? The answer for this question is Don Quijote. Don Quijote is a big discount shop that offers a wide variety of products from basic groceries to electronics to clothing. These days this shop is well known to not only Japanese but also foreign tourists. It is said that more than half of foreign tourists visiting Japan go to Don Quijote for shopping during their stay. Let’s check why Don Quijote is so popular among foreign tourists.
A Wide Variety of Products and Low Price
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They sell an amazing variety of products such as souvenirs, food, snacks, cosmetics, cooking ingredients, fashion items, medicines and even electronic. We can say they sell almost everything you want. Also the price is reasonable. Furthermore how to display products is very unique and you would feel as if you were looking for treasures in a maze.
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They are open 7 days a week. Most of the shops are open until late 3:00 am and some are open for 24 hours. So you can enjoy sightseeing and activities in the day time fully and don’t need to worry about time of shopping.
Payment in Foreign Currency
They accept payment in seven foreign currencies, the Chinese yuan, Taiwanese dollar, South Korean won, Thai baht, Hong Kong dollar, U.S. dollar and the euro. Please note that you can use only bills but you don’t need to worry about exchange.
When you spend a certain amount of money, they provides 8% TAX FREE shopping for foreign tourists if you show your passport. It is a good chance for foreign tourists visiting Japan on vacation.
They offer their customers free WiFi service. So you can check the products or the price you want to buy or places to go after shopping.
They have service to deliver the products you purchase in Don Quijote to airports. So even if you buy a lot, you don’t need to carry them all the time with you.
Customer Service for Foreigners
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Popular products are explained in English, Chinese and Korean and very easy to know what they are. Furthermore there are stuffs who are fluent in foreign languages. So you have no problems even if you don’t speak Japanese.