Shopping at a Japanese store can be like going to the movies. Or even better, like going to the movies and then going to the movies again. When I was in Japan, I shopped at several stores, and I loved every minute of it. It was like the shopping experience was no longer my own – it was just another japanese store. That’s the power of shopping in Japan.
The LUXON STORE JAPAN is located in Toyomajima, a coastal city in the hot, dry summer. The atmosphere in this small town is very laid back – there’s not a lot of noise from the roadways and the restaurants are quite quiet. In fact, the restaurants and the cafes are the only businesses that stay open until close. But if you’re in the mood to shop, then you’ll find lots of specialty shops, including a great little shoe store. I saw lots of beautiful women walking around with their high heels shopping for something.
This store caters to westerners like myself, but also to people who like to wear traditional clothing. Of course, they carry clothes for both sexes, but most of the items were either western or Asian-inspired. You can choose from a large variety of western clothing and Asian outfits, like kimono, western dresses, and traditional kimonos. You will probably also like the unique food selection, which features both fast-food items and delicious home-cooked meals.
Another store I like, called MINECO, sells both western clothing and Japanese clothing. They cater primarily to men, but they do have a section dedicated to women – especially models and lingerie. Their prices are very reasonable, and their shipping rates are also very competitive. You can get your favorite Japanese costume or lingerie here.
In addition to these popular stores, there are other specialty stores that are worth checking out. For example, an American store named Pure Romance carries both Japanese and American-made adult toys. Their selection is huge, and they ship internationally. Their prices are also very reasonable.
If you do happen to find yourself in Tokyo, you should definitely check out the Shoppers Paradise. This is a huge flea market – kind of like a huge swap meet – where you can find anything you’re looking for. It’s like a huge giant convention center – filled with thousands of different products, including everything from new shoes to old records. It’s packed every day with thousands of visitors who come from all over the world. If you live in Japan, it’s a must-try!