[JAPAN] DON QUIJOTE – The Most Awesome Discount Store in Japan

donki

This time I’m gonna share with you one of my favorite places to shop in Japan. Donki or Don-Quijote is a big discount chain store in Japan that sells almost EVERYTHING with a great deal!!
Starting from food, snacks, cosmetic, souvenirs, cooking ingredients, cosplay costume, fashion items, electronic, travel items, etc THEY HAVE IT ALL!!

donki

donki

Kitkat JPY 285 (around IDR 30k)
Kitkat JPY 285 (around IDR 30k)
Kitkat JPY 285 (around IDR 30k)
Kitkat JPY 285 (around IDR 30k)
kracie popin cookin
kracie popin cookin

I got so many questions about where is the best place to buy Japanese snacks, souvenirs, make up and basically anything with the best price in Japan. That is pretty much the same question I used to ask myself while planning for my first trip to Japan last year and well now I have the answer for that question, Donki or Don-Quijote.

souvenirs
souvenirs
souvenirs
souvenirs

Don Quijote has over 160 outlets throughout Japan including Tokyo, most of the stores are open until late or even open for 24 hours. There are two Don Quijote outlets AnakJajan have visited, Asakusa and Akihabara.

Asakusa
Asakusa

Asakusa outlet is opened for 24 hours, it is located in walking distance from the famous Senso-ji Temple (5 minutes walk, 450 meters). You can easily spot the store with their catchy penguin logo.

donki

As I have already informed on my previous ‘Ultimate Japan Travel Guide’ blogpost, if you have a problem in finding the location on google map, you can simply use the Japanese writing of Don-Quijote ドン・キホーテ
I also will share with you the detailed direction, address, map and Japanese writing of the address at the end of this blog post for your reference.

costume
costume
costume
costume
costume
costume
so many wierd stuff
so many wierd stuff

TAX FREE

Fyi, Don Quijote provides 8% TAX-FREE shopping for tourist with minimum of purchase JPY 5.001 before tax for consumable items and JPY 10.001 for non-consumable items such as electronics, watches, jewelry, designer goods and both categories cannot be combined in a single transaction. FYI, in Japan tax exemption takes place right at the place of purchase rather than at a special tax refund counter at the airport, so they will directly exempt the tax during the transaction.

dorayaki
dorayaki

donki

donki

snacks
snacks
coffee
coffee

Important note: for tax-free shopping, you will need to show your passport at the cashier so do not forget to bring your passport okay?! And one more thing that I find very annoying, they will put your consumable items tax-free purchasement in a special sealed packaging and you cannot & must not open it until you have left Japan. It is very annoying because you have to drop the whole bag with everything mixed up inside your luggage making you unable to pack neatly.

kawaii cosmetics
kawaii cosmetics

donki

donki

Japanese rice cooker
Japanese rice cooker

donki

donki

softlense
softlense
make-up
make-up

Overall, Don Quijote is a place that you must not miss when you visit Japan. Its is similar with Mustafa Centre in Singapore but on a whole nother level. I always end up carrying a lot of shopping bags filled with Japanese snacks and make up every time I visited this store. In fact on my first trip to Japan during Spring and my third trip on Summer, we end up buying suitcase at Don Quijote because we have filled our suitcases with too many purchases, oopsieee!! Let’s shop!! 🙂

More post about Japan on https://anakjajan.com/category/location/japan-location/

donki

donki

Japanese curry sauce
Japanese curry sauce

donki

donki

donki

Address:
Don Quijote
ドン・キホーテ

Akihabara Outlet
ドン・キホーテ 秋葉原店
4-3-3 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, JAPAN, 101-0021
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 5:00
Direction:
JR Yamanote Line JR Chuo Line Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line It takes a 3 minute walk from Akihabara Station (Electric Town Exit)

Map:

Asakusa Outlet
ドン・キホーテ 浅草店
2-10 Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo, JAPAN, 111-0032
Open 24 Hours
Direction:
1 minute walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
7 minute walk from Ginza line Tahara Station
8 minute walk from Toubu Skytree line Asakusa Station
9 minute walk from Asakusa/Ginza line Asakusa Station

Map:

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10 thoughts on “[JAPAN] DON QUIJOTE – The Most Awesome Discount Store in Japan”

  1. I ended up bought many things in Daiso in Takeshita Dori Street and Serai, seems like I’ll get crazy inside this store..thanks for sharing.. ^_^

  2. Suka banget postingannya… thanks ya… btw, kit kat di hanamasa ginza cuma 225 yen pas desember lalu pergi ke sana, tapi memang hanamasa cuma supermarket biasa doank sih 😀

  3. Hiiiii, pernah coba swalayan lain utk blanja di japan or you think this one is the best (price, varieties)
    & which one is the biggest or complete ya or all store just the same big?
    Lasttt, about the tax free, so for food are you really cant or didnt open it until Indo or you just rearrange errthing at hotel?

    Thxooo

    1. Halo, kita sering kok belanja di swalayan, dari sisi ukuran dan kelengkapan produk pastinya berbeda dengan Don Quijote karena disana varian produknya sangat luas dan lengkap mulai dari food, fashion, hingga elektronik juga ada. Yup, utk tax free termasuk makanan seharusnya tidak diperbolehkan utk dibuka segelnya hingga meninggalkan jepang, tapi dari pengalaman kita sih ga pernah di cek, soalnya repot juga ya untuk packing kalau tidak dibuka plastiknya.

  4. I was in Tokyo last month and Donki is amazing! I was near to the Higashi Shinjuku branch and used to go there most nights between 10-12 for snacks, shopping and a little dance to the theme song! Like you, I had to buy a suitcase there for all my souvenirs. It is a whole different shopping experience to anything I have encountered before.

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