Japan may be known for bullet trains and sushi, red gates and compact cities, but there’s something that’s just as unique to Japan as these things — and that’s it’s unique culture of 100 Yen stores. These stores feature products all (or nearly all) priced at roughly $1 that range from fun to practical, mechanical to cosmetic, disposable to permanent.
There are a number of national store chains like this, including Daiso and Seria. Chances are, if you can find it at one of these stores, it will be much cheaper than at any other type of store. As you tour this store with Ruth, you will see a number of products that we not only use, but rely on. How does this compare to stores where you’re from? Here’s a look at Japan’s unique 100 Yen stores!