Still the best ?\100 store I've found in Tokyo. Seems you can find just about anything you'd find in a regular store here, though at a fraction of the price. If you need something and you aren't worried about brand, quality, etc, this should be your starting point!
I love this Daiso. I always do some souvenir shopping for home whenever I come here. The last time I visited the upper level had mostly craft supplies and the bottom had mostly housewares. In the basement they have a sticker photo booth, though they might have taken it out since I last visited. It was really cute and was a great souvenir to show to friends and family.I got some cute scarfs and socks there, as well as a bunch of different sets of chopsticks and bowls that were honestly in really good quality.
They always have fun surprises inside and with a little investigating you'll be sure to fine something unique in here. It has the average 100 yen store feel, but in one of the most popular areas of Harajuku down the Takeshita Dori. It's easy to spot, look for the white building just past the McDonalds with the large windows in front that take up most of the space. And don't forget the happy colored sign that says Daiso right on it. Impossible to miss, really.
Feeling hungry? cold? or just poor? Then 100 Yen shops are the place for you! No where else will you be able to feed yourself for under 200 yen!
But in all seriousness, it's a very good place to pick up pasta, spices, sauces and snacks. As well as winter wear such as scarves and gloves at low prices (ranging from 100-500 yen based on quality). Not to mention kitchen ware (except for pots and pans).
Basically, everything you need for a temporary stay.
Daiso is the best 100 yen shop in Japan by a long shot. I know a guy who fitted out his entire kitchen for less than 10,000 yen, with nice looking dishes too. I buy my sunglasses from Daiso. 100 yen sunglasses mean that if they break, scratch, bend, or get lost or stolen, its not big deal. I also buy six pairs of them at the same time. Daiso is like that. It is an excellent place to buy a bunch of souvenirs for people back home without dropping a small fortune to do so. I don't know anyone who doesn't like this 100 yen shop.
This Daiso located just past the main entrance of Takeshita Dori and is massive with four floors of pure goodness and exciting new discoveries. I can't come into this Daiso without walking out with at least a few treasures and every time I go to Harajuku it's inevitable that I will stop in. In fact, this is such a great Daiso that I make special trips to Harajuku just to come here.
The Daiso truly carries everything you can imagine and more, just at the price of 100 yen. The upstairs floor contains many cute Japanese souvenir type things at this low price and I must admit I've acquired a few for myself. Some of my other favorites are the craft supplies, all the cute Japanese dishes, the character merchandise (such as Disney's Stitch), the collection of stationary and stationary supplies, and even tons and tons of gardening supplies! Another great aspect is all the plastic containers, if you even need to get your home organized, this is certainly a low budget way to do it.
For the temporary traveler to Japan, this is also a must to visit when in Harajuku for great fun in seeing all the little contraptions and items that you never thought existed!
Daiso is the absolute king of the 100yen stores in Japan, and the conveniently located outlet in Harajuku should be on anyone's list. It is virtually impossible to give a full recount of everything on offer, but suffice to say that not only will you find what you're looking for, but you're also likely to find a lot more things that you never knew you needed.
With an approximate 60% share of the 100yen store market in Japan, Daiso tends to open massive stores that stock up thousands and thousands of items. The Harajuku branch is a four-story massive empire where you will find kitchen items, snacks, stationary, clothings, bike accessories, beauty products, china, gardening tools, disney and hello kitty paraphernalia, etc, etc.
As they saturate the Japanese market, Daiso has also expanded outside of Japan. Their biggest market outside Japan is Korea, and I remember stocking up on Daiso products when I lived in Vancouver, Canada (though everything was two dollars there!!).
On the ground floor you will find a puricura machine ? the instant picture machines that print out stickers and where you can customize your photos with lots of fun characters. At only 200 yen, this is a cheap place to give it a try.
I can only recommed Daiso. The quality of their products is amazing considering that you only pay 100 yen, and this is a perfect one-stop-shopping venue for anyone's needs.