|Above, shopping in Shibuya. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
No matter where anyone goes on vacation, shopping is one of those must-do activities tourists indulge in.
This is especially true for visitors to Japan. Besides seeing things and consuming quantities of Japanese cuisine, shopping is a favorite activity.
Tokyo Cheapo has some tips for beginners before they go out on shopping sprees:
After getting off the plane some of the first things you are going to want to do are hit the bathroom, find your train, and maybe hit up a convenience store to find supplies or food. When friends or family who are new to Tokyo visit me, I remember again how important learning the small nuances of daily shopping can be. For anyone new to Japan (or who is having family visit), here are a few ways to prepare yourself for the potential culture shock you might experience, along with a few tips to follow, while shopping in Japan.To see what tips they have to offer, go here.